Enterprise Village FAQ’s

Overview

Volunteering on the day your child visits Enterprise Village will be one of the most memorable experiences of your child’s school years.  The following information will help you know what to expect and how to prepare.

Important:  You must be an approved volunteer at your child’s school in order to participate.  Please make certain that you notify your child’s classroom teacher of your desire to volunteer on this field trip. They can help facilitate the registration and approval process.

EV-Volunteer

FAQ

What is my role as a volunteer?

You will be assigned to work in a business with a small group of children. Your duties will be to –

  • Assist students in performing their assigned job duties
  • Help the students prepare their bank deposits
  • Make certain that students take their breaks at assigned times
  • Help students price items for sale (in applicable businesses)

Do I need to attend a volunteer training session?
Yes.  The mandatory training session will be held the morning of your child’s visit.  You will need to arrive at Enterprise Village prior to the students’ arrival.  Check with the school to find out your exact training time.  Your child should report to school as usual that morning.  They will be transported to Enterprise Village at the appropriate time. Please note that Enterprise Village and Finance Park are entirely different programs. Previous volunteer experience in one program does not prepare you for the other.

Will I be able to work in the same business as my child?
No.  This is their day to be independent decision makers!!  If there is more than one school attending you will be placed with students from your school, but not directly with your own child.

What should I wear?
Your attire should be business casual, but make sure to wear comfortable shoes as you may be on your feet a great deal.  Also, it can sometimes be a little chilly, so you may want to bring a sweater or jacket.

What are my lunch options?
You may purchase a McDonald’s lunch for $2.00 (cash only).  This lunch consists of a hamburger, five chicken nuggets, apple slices and a drink.  There are a limited number of small garden salads available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  You are welcome to bring your own lunch.  Refrigeration is available.

Am I able to bring a younger sibling?
No.  Due to insurance restrictions, volunteers may not bring non-participating children.

If you have any additional questions please contact Karen Brighton at (727) 588-3746 ext. 2257 or email at stavrosinstitute@pcsb.org.