CHAP is primarily a volunteer-run organization.
Do you want to do something you love and serve homeschoolers at the same time?
CHAP is dependent on people just like you to continue serving homeschooling families. Due to continued growth, we have various volunteer leadership positions and smaller volunteer support job openings. All positions require an agreement to CHAP’s Statement of Faith, the general qualities of strong written and verbal communication skills, computer proficiency, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
If you are interested in volunteering for CHAP, please fill out our volunteer information sheet and the appropriate coordinator will contact you.
Assistant Magazine Editor
The CHAP Assistant Magazine Editor is a part-time, year-round, volunteer position. The requested commitment for this position is for one year, time commitment varies as deadlines approach: roughly 2-4 hours a week. Duties include maintaining a library of articles for use in the CHAP Magazine, coordinating regular contributors, reviewing articles to ensure they meet CHAP’s Writer Guidelines and editing if needed.
The Registration Coordinator is responsible for researching and suggesting fees and determining the details of registration. The Registration Coordinator would also carry the process through to completion from the preparation prior to the convention (organizing, overseeing, and executing the process of online pre-registration) and online registration at the convention to post-convention evaluation.
The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for promoting CHAP, its functions, and events via multiple media sources – actively seeking outlets where homeschooling information can reach into the state and regularly reporting back to leadership.
Children’s Program Coordinator
Working under the Convention Coordinator, the Children’s Program Coordinator would gather ideas, choose programming, and gain approval (via a proposal – material and personnel needs, closely approximated cost, etc….) for the convention Children’s Program. This person would recruit and supervise a team. He or she would also have access to the Volunteer Coordinator’s help in gaining all-day/all-weekend Super Volunteers and 4 hour volunteers.
Teen Track Coordinator
Working under the Convention Coordinator, the Teen Track Coordinator would gather ideas, choose programming, and gain approval (via a proposal – including resources needed, both material and personnel; closely approximated cost; etc….) for the convention Teen Track programs. This person would recruit a team under him or her which he or she would supervise. He or she would also have access to the Volunteer Coordinator’s help in gaining all-day/all-weekend Super Volunteers and 4 hour volunteers.
The Speaker Coordinator is responsible for researching, reviewing, and proposing potential speakers for the yearly CHAP Convention and (once the speaker is approved) carrying the process from the contract and preparation stage through to the convention.
CHAP Calendar Coordinator
The CHAP Calendar Coordinator will be a person who loves to connect people to activities and/or resources. This person will add new activities to the CHAP calendar as he or she becomes aware of them. He or she will also be the point person for posting all activities/resources that are sent into the main CHAP contact page.
The E-news Writer will follow a set schedule to highlight all aspects of the convention in small chunks of information (usually only a couple paragraphs) on a revolving basis which will be sent out in periodic email blasts. These email blasts will increase in frequency up to and right before the convention. This position will report to the E-news Coordinator and provide written submissions by the deadlines given in order to have the blasts proofread.
Field Trip Coordinator (2) – Eastern & Western portions of the state
The Field Trip Coordinator would be responsible for researching, organizing, and executing field trips to various locations within or near Pennsylvania. The volunteer would be responsible for 4 quarterly field trips. They would pick the location; schedule a date; prepare small advertising summaries for the CHAP e-newsletter, website, and social media; track registration for the field trip and confirm field trip details with the venue. One volunteer would be responsible for field trips in the middle to eastern portion of the state, a second volunteer would cover the middle to western portion of the state. Depending on the field trip site, the coordinator might benefit from free admission.