Why? Total band volunteer hours donated are reported to the PTA monthly because the PTA must get 1/3 of its support from the general public to maintain its nonprofit status. The IRS attributes a dollar amount to volunteer hours donated. Volunteer hours can be a marketing tool to raise public awareness, and foundation grantors often look at volunteer hours when considering apportionment of grant funds.
What counts? E-mails, phone calls, baking, chaperoning, MUM making, travel, fundraising, snowball unloading. If it benefits the band, school or district, it counts!
Specifics are not important. All we need is a lump sum total for the month. Please report your LHHS or LHFC band-related volunteer hours at the end of each month to Karen Hohnstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year, our band had the highest reported number of volunteer hours of any Lake Highlands High School organization! Go Band!