Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. Volunteer FAQ's
1). What does a volunteer at BHCFL do?
A. BHCFL volunteers help in whatever capacity they can to help us fulfill our mission and achieve our goals. From educating our youth in a particular academic or arts class; tutoring them in math, science, reading, and language arts; to behind the scenes office administration and event coordination.
2). How do I stay informed of upcoming BHCFL events?
A. Keeping up with our calendar, website and social media posts is the best way to stay aware of what we have going on. You can always call us as well.
3). Am I able to run a BHCFL fundraiser?
A. Of course! You can start your own Facebook fundraiser for Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. Just find our non-profit on the Facebook non-profit list and start fundraising. Fundraising is a perfect way to give of your time, talent, and resources. Whatever you accomplish in this effort is greatly appreciated.
4). What standards are required of all volunteers?
A. Our BHCFL Village of children and families are first and foremost. That means that we expect appropriate and respectful conduct from all of our volunteers.
~The following standards are expected from all of our volunteers:
* No drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, firearms, cursing, or sexual misconduct.
* Please dress for the occasion and dress modestly; no belly out clothing, etc.
* Dress for BHCFL Events in your BHCFL shirt so that everyone knows that you are a part of our team.
5). Are there any fees associated with volunteering?
A. In order to defray our costs for volunteer shirts, we ask you to buy your shirt: either $10 for a T-shirt, or $15 for a polo. Otherwise, your cost to volunteer is only your time, transportation, and any costs or donations you’d like to personally offer.
6). Can high school students earn service hours at BHCFL for Florida Bright Futures? What about any other community service required hours for school, college, or pleasure? Do you have internships?
A. Absolutely! As a non-profit organization, BHCFL qualifies as an opportunity to earn service hours for the Florida Bright Futures. High school students interested in receiving service hours for their work at BHCFL should provide documentation from their school for a BHCFL representative to sign after completing their hours. College Internships with BHCFL is a wonderful way to gain real world experience working in the community. Email us for more information.
You can access our BHCFL Volunteer Packet here.
Once your BHCFL Volunteer Orientation and Training has been completed, please sign the above acknowledgement form so you can begin your volunteer role. Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. appreciates your contribution to our organization, and we are dedicated to ensuring that you have a quality volunteer experience which is both productive and rewarding.
Fundraising for BHCFL!
Did you know Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida has an Amazon Registry? Many times people want to do something but don’t know quite what to do. Purchasing something from our registry that we need would be a perfect way to give. With the many families we support and the events that we have, we are always in need of something. We appreciate your support.
Visit our Amazon Charity Registry Today!
Support Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. through corporate giving programs! If your company employer has a corporate giving program, let them know you’d like to donate to our non profit, Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.
Have them sign up through Benevity, a software company that powers corporate giving, volunteering, and grant-making solutions for hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies from around the globe.
Find our non-profit and programs we need to fund!
Did you know Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida has a Walmart Registry? Many times people want to do something but don’t know quite what to do. Purchasing something from our registry that we need would be a perfect way to give. With the many families we support and the events that we have, we are always in need of something. We appreciate your support.
Visit our Walmart Gift Registry Today!
Use Charity Search to find our charity, then look for “Donate a portion to charity” when you list your item. Add our charity and pick your donation percentage before finalizing your listing.
Honor and Memorial Gifts
Leave an Endowment for BHCFL! Central Florida Foundation can assist you with setting it up just for us!
An endowment fund is defined as a single or combined pool of assets gifted to Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida as a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding to provide resources for various activities consistent with the strategic plan of BHCFL.
Permanent Endowment funds are those in which the principal amount must remain inviolate in perpetuity. Either the entire or the partial income from investment is made available for distribution.
Endowment assets are invested: Each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose, and any earnings in excess of this distribution are used to build the fund’s market value. In this way, an endowment fund can grow and provide support for its designated purpose in perpetuity. When you establish an endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support for Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida.
Honor and Memorial Gifts are accepted by Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida. These gifts are typically small donations of appreciation or remembrance and are usually received in the following situations:
● In lieu of flowers
● To remember a person at the time of death
● To say “Thank You”
● To honor an individual
● To mark an anniversary, birthday or other special occasions
Donations are acknowledged to both the donor and the honoree (or their family) in a timely manner. Donated amounts are not revealed to the family. When there are multiple honor or memorial gifts, the names and addresses shall be included in the acknowledgement. Additional donations will be acknowledged at least weekly.
All Honor and Memorial Gifts will be placed in the unrestricted funds account unless otherwise indicated by the donor.