Your Co-op Service

One of the first questions we are asked is “What will I have to do?” Good question! It shows that you realize in joining a co-operative you are making a commitment. You are joining a team of dedicated homeschoolers pooling our talent and time to achieve something bigger and better (and cheaper!) than any one of us could achieve on our own.

Members serve by. . .

  • Performing two jobs in any of four main areas: teaching, pre-elementary program, cleanup and set-up, and administration.
  • Performing two Service Requirements (SR), one each semester in addition to your 2 co-op jobs.

Your regular jobs may or may not fall into the same service area or age group; we need the flexibility to place members where our co-op needs are greatest while considering where their skills are best used. Members indicate preferences for how they want to serve via the Planning Survey, but the connectors make the final job assignments, which are posted on the website shortly before start-up each year.

Time Commitment and Your Availability


  • Spend an average of 4 – 8 hours or more per week on their jobs. 
  • With no children under 11 (as of Nov. 1st of current school year) and who also participate on Wednesdays will need to be available to serve all day Monday (7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) and all day Wednesday (8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.).
  • With no children less than 6 years old (as of Nov. 1st of current school year) need to be available to serve all day Monday (7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.).
  • With small children less than 6 years old (as of Nov. 1st of current school year) need to be available to serve on Mondays between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Because of our ideals and our desire to build a united team, jobs are not weighted or assigned any particular value.  We trust people will give generously as they are able.  Connectors work diligently to find the niche where each member can serve from the heart.

How to get your dream job

If you are concerned about how much will be required of you – as any sane adult would be when taking on a major commitment – the best advice we can give is to be proactive!  Speaking directly with a planner is a good option.

Can my teen work in my place?

It is possible for a spouse, friend, or relative to fulfill your co-op commitment for you with CT approval, but enrolled students may not fulfill their parents’ co-op duties.  We value the commitment of the adults and need their involvement.  Students are welcome, however, to teach classes or serve the group in order to fulfill community service requirements for a group or a transcript, or even to make money!

Members teaching for tuition

Co-op members may teach a class for tuition after fulfilling their two regular jobs. However, we do ask that members give their most needed gifts first for their co-op jobs, and then they may offer others for tuition.

Life Happens

Sometimes members have life circumstances that create unique needs.  Let us know so we can work with you.  For the rest of us…Incredible thought, time, care and prayer is invested into assigning jobs. Try to believe the best and give the benefit of the doubt regarding job assignments.