Welcome to Harrington's Big Backyard

Volunteer

Becoming a BBY volunteer is a wonderful way for parents to share in their child's education. Any time you can provide is always very appreciated!

Walk Leader:  A walk leader leads a small group of 4-5 children on a Big Backyard walk around the school grounds. Each walk is held during school hours and takes approximately 30-45 minutes. Volunteers are provided with a walk guide for each walk and must attend an outdoor pre-walk training to become familiar with the activities and the goals of the walk. Check calendar for exact training times. No previous experience is necessary!

Big Backyard School-Wide Walk Schedule for 2017-2018
  Fall Late Fall Winter Spring
Kindergarten Signup no walk Signup Signup
Walk Guide Walk Guide Walk Guide
At-a-Glance Guide At-a-Glance Guide At-a-Glance Guide
Grade 1 Signup no walk Signup Signup
Walk Guide Walk Guide Walk Guide
At-a-Glance Guide At-a-Glance Guide At-a-Glance Guide
Grade 2 no walk Signup Signup Signup
Walk Guide Walk Guide Walk Guide
At-a-Glance Guide At-a-Glance Guide At-a-Glance Guide
Grade 3 Signup no walk no walk Signup
Walk Guide Walk Guide
At-a-Glance Guide At-a-Glance Guide
Grade 4 Whipple Hill no walk Signup no walk
Walk Guide
At-a-Glance Guide
Grade 5 Signup no walk no walk Signup
Walk Guide Walk Guide
At-a-Glance Guide At-a-Glance Guide

To Volunteer for any of our other positions please contact the BBY Committe Chair. We would love your help!

Walk Shadow:  A walk shadow assists the walk leader by helping to keep the children focused during a walk. No training is necessary.

Grade Coordinator:  Parent insures walks take place throughout the year for their grade.

Trainer:  Volunteer trains walk leaders before each walk, assembles walk materials and prepares sites around school year before each walk.

Web Master:  Maintains the Big Backyard website. Updates time sensitive material, e.g. walk dates in the calendar.




Note: All adults who work with children in the Big Backyard program must fill out a CORI form in the Main Office before going on a classroom walk. Bring a photo ID with you. CORI checks are good for 3 years.