Ready to join us as an HSC volunteer? We look forward to getting to know you and to working together to support and safeguard homeschooling in California. Get started by filling out the volunteer form or contact us by email. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Our Mission: The HomeSchool Association of California honors the diversity of homeschoolers, supports and promotes the entire spectrum of homeschooling, provides information, monitors and influences legislation, and offers opportunities for families to get together, and empowers families to make the choices that respect the rights, needs, and aspirations of their children. The HomeSchool Association of California welcomes anyone with an interest in homeschooling.
As you can imagine, it takes tremendous work and dedication to fulfill HSC's mission statement. We're always looking for volunteers to help with the many aspects of our work. We have found that getting involved with the creative nitty-gritty of this volunteer work brings people deep satisfaction and allows them to discover personal skills they might not have found otherwise. By volunteering, many of us have developed valuable talents that carry over into other parts of our lives. Not only that, but we have also built up a network of friends and families from all over the state who share our passion and vision. If you're a member of HSC, please consider what you might have to offer toward helping us to spread helpful information and support.
We have quite a wide range of jobs that need to be done. Some of the projects are ongoing, whereas other jobs require very little time or effort. Many of these things can be done as just a one-time contribution of time, and even that one time would be greatly appreciated. If you see something that sounds interesting, please submit a volunteer form and you can contact the volunteer coordinator if you have any questions.
How many people does it take to carry out HSC's mission? A lot more than you might think. Join us!
VOLUNTEER POSITION OPENINGS
HOW TO BECOME A BOARD MEMBER
Thank you for your interest in the HSC Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers committed to homeschooling and to the HSC mission statement. The Board acts as the caretaker of the organization by taking responsibility for its good health, charting its course, and planning for its future.
Ideally, Board candidates are HSC members in good standing who can commit to serving a two-year term, demonstrate an ability to work well within a group of people, exhibit tolerance for others different from themselves, communicate well in person and online, open themselves to the great learning opportunities that come from serving on a board, and share our commitment to HSC and homeschooling.
As representatives of HSC, Board Members are expected to support the HSC Mission Statement, Bylaws, and procedures as established by the Board. All HSC board members, as well as all other volunteers, are expected to regularly review and agree to the HSC Code of Ethics.
The HSC board is a working all-volunteer board. Each board member accepts responsibility not only for various areas of the organization but also for supporting the volunteers related to that area.
The HSC Board generally meets on a weekend each quarter, and Board Members are expected to attend all Board meetings, if possible, and at least a minimum of three per year. In order to give members throughout the state a chance to attend our meetings and to share the burden of travel time and expense, we schedule meetings in various locations throughout the state. Pre-approved Board member travel expenses are reimbursed if requested.
HSC board members communicate electronically with each other regularly and conduct much of their work via email; therefore, board members must own a computer and have a basic understanding of electronic communication. Board members are expected to check their email a minimum of three or four times a week, although most board members usually check their email daily.
Preferably, candidates will be HSC members who have volunteered for HSC for a minimum of one year in a position of responsibility but this is not strictly required. All relevant experience will be considered. As the HSC Board of Directors, our intention is to have a group of individuals that not only reflects the geographic, racial, ethnic, cultural and political diversity of our membership but also champions that diversity.
If you are interested in expanding your volunteer efforts on behalf of HSC by becoming a Board member, please visit this page to complete the Letter of Interest and Questionnaire. If you have any questions, please contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your kind consideration of this important opportunity to serve on behalf of your fellow HSC members and help guide the future of our organization.
The HSC Board of Directors