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>>  If you are applying for a renewal of your Eastside membership, please take a few moments to review our website and read through all sections of the application before signing. Your understanding and agreement of new verbiage about our guidelines is of utmost importance. (And WELCOME BACK!)

>>  If you are new to Eastside and believe that participation in our support group co-op is a good fit for your family, please do the following before applying for membership:

  1. Note that Eastside's events (except for some field trips and/or camping trips) are held in the northeast valley (Scottsdale and northeast Phoenix), 
  2. Be prepared to pay your membership fee via Paypal upon completion of your application ($45 through August 31st, increasing to $55 on September 1st for the balance of the school year), and
  3. Be prepared to select at least ONE volunteer opportunity from the list provided.

In compliance with Arizona law, Eastside Explorers requires that each member family file an "Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool" with the Maricopa County Superintendant of Schools. Click the "Affidavit of Intent" link on the homepage to access the appropriate website. If you have questions about membership in Eastside Explorers that are not covered here or otherwise on our website, you are welcome to contact our Membership Team Leader.

PLEASE NOTE:  Our optional classes have separate tuition and is paid to teachers.

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::  VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTIONS  ::

MAIN EVENTS TEAM - 
  • Mandatory meeting on __TBD__________________________
  • You will need to be available to help prepare and/or attend two events this year:  Fall Kick-Off, Family BBQ, Geography Fair, Science/History/Art Fair, Spring Showcase and other possible events - dates TBD.
  • Volunteering on this team may include:  food organization, planning games, taking photos, setting up/cleaning up, sending forum announcements.
  • This requires minimal planning/prepping just prior to the event and the volunteer position is complete once the event is over.
  • Any purchases will be reimbursed to you within our alloted events budget.

HOLIDAY PARTIES TEAM - 
  • Mandatory meeting on __TBD__________________________
  • You will need to be available to help prepare and attend two parties this year: Christmas, Valentine's, Easter  - dates TBD by all who are on the Parties Team.
  • Volunteering on this team may include:  food organization, planning games, taking photos, craft planning, setting up/cleaning up, sending forum announcements.
  • This requires minimal planning/prepping just prior to the event and the volunteer position is complete once the event is over. 
  • Any purchases will be reimbursed to you within our alloted party budget.

FIELD TRIPS TEAM - 
  • Mandatory meeting on __TBD_______________________________
  • Commit to plan at least TWO field trips for the entire year (one in 1st semester and one in the 2nd semester)
  • We make it as easy as possible with our huge idea list and step-by-step, time-saving instructions. You pick the time, day and location. 
  • All field trips must be booked by Oct. 30th (even if it isn't held until the Spring) so that all field trip dates can be added to the calendar and families can plan ahead. This will also help "get it out of the way" so you can focus on your school year.  Organizing each field trip usually takes about 15-20 minutes. An easy "job" for anyone!
  • The field trip liaison will provide you will an easy outline so you know just what to ask of the venue.  You can either call or email them. You'll simply email the completed outline back to the field trip leader o be added to the calendar. 
  • Once you've booked the field trip, you are done until the field trip date when you will be the "point person" the day-of.  
  • Eastside takes care of the payment either by calling it in or giving you a check to bring.

FUNDRAISING TEAM - 
  • Mandatory meeting on _TBD__________________________
  • Reach out to local and online companies to raise donations for Eastside Explorers to offset membership costs and provide scholarships.  
  • Each fundraising team member can reach out via telephone, email or in-person to secure 3-5 donations, gift baskets, prizes to raffle off during our fundraising event.
  • Members will receive a letter and email template as well as a list of companies to contact although you are not limited to the list.
  • This is an ongoing volunteer position throughout the year with the secured donations being gathered by early Spring.

GOD'S GIRLS TEAM 
  • Mandatory meeting on __TBD________________________
  • If you have a girl between the ages of 9-13, this is a great job for you!
  • Lead a group of girls ages 9-13 in your home every month for the academic year -OR- assist with taking turns teaching. 
  • You choose if you’d like to use a book study, Bible study, crafts and games.
  • You will receive direction and support, if needed, from our Board.  

BOYS' GROUP 
  • Mandatory meeting on _TBD_________________________
  • If you have a girl between the ages of 8-12, this is a great job for you!
  • Lead a group of boys ages 8-12 (felxible on ages) in your home every month for the academic year -OR- plan outside gatherings at parks, laser tag, hiking, etc.
  • You will receive direction and support, if needed, from our Board.  

PRESCHOOL PALS - 
  • Mandatory meeting on _TBD_______________________
  • Moms of preschoolers (ages 2-5) take turns planning at least one gathering, event, or special time together for these little ones.  It can be as simple as bubbles/balls at the park, host a playdate at your house, plan a meet up at the library for story time, plan a field trip to a puppet show or children's museum.  
  • You pick the day, time and let everyone know on the forum.
  • This is a great way for your littles to build young friendships!

WELCOMING TEAM - 
  • Mandatory meeting on __TBD___________________________
  • This position is an ongoing, year-long commitment for current members who love to welcome new members to Eastside and to answer membership and/or homeschooling questions over the summer and during the school year.  
  • The Welcoming team members will reach out to new members via telephone, email or over a cup of coffee. 

TEEN GROUP TEAM - 
  • Mandatory meeting on __TBD________________________
  • This team will consist of parents of teens who would like to host a small group of teens in their home each month, alternate months and/or plan a teen group event or outing.

PARK DAY HOSTESSES -
  • Mandatory meeting on __TBD_____________________
  • If your kids like to attend our weekly park days, this is the perfect way to fulfill your volunteer job since you'll be there anyway!
  • Attend weekly park days and be availble to greet and introduce new/prospective members.
  • Plan occasional fun activities based on the interests of the kids (i.e. an organized game once a month, drawing lesson with sidewalk chalk, relay race, etc.).

CLASS DAY HELPER- 
  • Mandatory meeting on __TBD_____________________
  • If you have a child attending our Monday classes, this is a great volunteer area for you.
  • Stay for one or more hours to help teachers by grading papers or helping to tidy the building.

MOM'S TIME OUT -
  • Mandatory meeting on __TBD_____________________
  • If you value your time connecting with other moms and making new friends, this is a great area for you to volunteer in!
  • Each mom will plan two get togethers over the course of the school year.  It can be as simple as a meet-up for coffee, a movie or dinner out, a hike or fitness class or any other fun thing you can dream of!



 
















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