SERVICE:

Apply & Come Help! The Abigail Academy families rely on our community service volunteers. This information below is from 2021, but we wanted to show you what to expect for 2023.

Who is eligible?

  • The student service hours program (Big Stars!) consist of high school and college community volunteers who earn service hours and gain hands on work experience in a professional setting using innate skills to serve, create, encourage, lead, and empower little girls in our scripture based programs.Freshman in high school through college age young ladies, with reliable transportation, and a heart for Jesus.
  • Adults wishing to serve may either apply to be on our board of directors, or assist with admin support, civic leadership needs, hosting fundraisers, and or lead student volunteer trainings.

How do I apply? Click here.

What do I need to apply?

The on-line application *Red Link below
Two letters of recommendation (someone who can tell us about your character and professional experience) *mail them to office@abigailacademyfoundation.org
Resume (include: school clubs, leadership roles, church involvement, children supervision, professional experience) *mail them to abigailacademy@gmail.com
Reliable  transportation
Experience leading groups of children
A commitment to our team that you will adhere to our safety policies, team roles and responsibilities, and customer care policies

What dates are required for summer camp service?

Community Set Up Day
Safety Training Day
End of Summer Leadership Team Award Ceremony
2-4 full weeks of summer camp, 8:15am-4:15pm Mon-Friday.

When would I be earning my service hours?

 School year day and times fluxuate, and summer camp service dates  run from June- August camp dates will be available online as they are set
Each volunteer regardless of earning service hours or course credits will be required to lead during 2- 4 full weeks of summer camp sessions*call with questions
Summer camp days are from 9am-3pm; our team arrives at 8:15am and stays until 4:15pm with the exception of Wednesdays and Fridays
Wednesday’s we have team treat days + deep cleaning; we stay together until  around 5pm. You can bring sharable goodies for the leadership circle!
Friday’s we host camper’s family members for a camp showcase at 1pm and our team concludes with a leadership circle and preps for the next week of camp, typically departing about 4pm

Can I earn school credit?

Yes, we encourage college or IB students to communicate this opportunity to your school counselor and leverage your scholastic opportunities
Yes, we will provide proof of work to school instructors as needed

What happens after I apply?

We will conduct a phone interview with you after reviewing your application if we find your skills to be a good fit for our families.
If you are not selected for the season, we encourage you to re-apply the following season or check back with us during the school year.

What do I need for the interview?

If you are selected for an interview, we suggest you have a calendar for avaialability in front of you, as well as questions for us.
All volunteers will need a signed copy of our safety waiver, and you’ll want to have venmo to order your volunteer shirt.

What happens after the interview?

All students selected to serve and lead with us this season will be notified by our leadership team and begin at the team safety training.
During the training session, volunteers bring drivers lic. or personal identification, $10 to purchase The Abigail Academy uniform shirt ($10), and your calendar to verify the complete camp sessions that you are able to lead in order to gain school service hours and internship authorization.

School Year Community Service Opportunities / Friends Days:

Anyone can come serve with us on Friends Days! 

Friend’s Days are quarterly community service days when we gather to do projects for our families and girls.

What to expect on Community Service/Friend’s Day:

Fulfilling projects that help The Academy be ready for summer camps, fundraisers, or birthday parties
 Must have safety waiver signed by your guardians if underage* Email us for this before coming