Volunteer

Volunteer at UMA

There’s no doubt about it, UMA would not be as special a school with dedicated volunteers!

We welcome parents, relatives, friends, and community supporters into our learning community to enrich the educational experiences on our campus.

We look for volunteers to help with:

  • classroom help
  • field trip chaperones
  • school-wide event volunteers
  • bringing talents and interests to classrooms and projects
  • coordinate fundraisers

Any time you can help — large or small — is greatly appreciated. Volunteering is also a great way to meet other parents and be part of creating a rich and meaningful experiences for our students!

If you are interested, please speak with your child’s teachers directly, or send an email to our PTO and we will connect you with the appropriate people.

All volunteers having student contact in the school or on a field trip must submit and pass a background check before volunteering. Please print and fill out the Volunteer Background Check Form and return it to Harry Adler, Executive Director, with an optional $8 check to cover the cost of your background check. Once submitted, someone at UMA will be in touch with the results.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at UMA!


Pathways Volunteers

Here are some ways you can be a part of Pathways Learning at UMA:

Edible Schoolyard

  • Work with licensed teachers to support instruction and ongoing projects
  • Organize, tools, equipment, and supplies
  • Accompany classes on field trips and explorations

Design and Engineering

  • Work with licensed teachers in labs (robotics, wood shop, textile, and visual arts) to support instruction and ongoing projects
  • Technical Advisor to students in robotics classes

Essential Ingredients

  • Work with licensed teachers to support experiments and investigations
  • Clean and organize equipment and tools
  • Prepare work stations at the direction of the licensed teacher

River to River

  • Work with licensed teachers to support instruction and ongoing projects
  • Experienced paddlers (or those that want to be trained) can join on canoe trips

Please send us a message if you are interested in these or other Pathway-related volunteer opportunities.