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Purpose: Palm Beach Photographic Centre is greatly indebted to the work of its dedicated volunteers throughout the year, without you the Centre could not operate. In an effort to formally reward the efforts of those volunteers who provide reliable and invaluable assistance during the year, PBPC is going to put in effect a points system for activities. This will afford all volunteers the opportunity to accrue credit towards the cost of Centre classes and/or serving as Teaching Assistants in those classes.

Procedures: Volunteers will formally both check in and check out with the person who has been designated that day as the “Check In/Out” person. This will be either Fatima NeJame, Carol Roberts, and/or someone identified as such in the ProShop. It is absolutely necessary to formally check in and out in order for the volunteer to get credit for the hours. Checking in and checking out entails signing in and signing out in a book that will be designated for this purpose.

Building Up Points: For every hour that a volunteer formally donates time to the Centre, assisting in the museum or the office (this does not include FOTOfusion), he or she will build five (5) points. The Check In/Out person will record these points.

Using Points: Volunteers may elect to use points in the following manner:

Classes: Volunteers may take classes at the Centre for partial payment or no charge when they have built up as many points as they wish or the class costs in dollars. For example, if a volunteer wishes to attend a class that costs $200, he or she/ could accrued 200 points or any amount of points and receive that amount as credit toward the cost of the class.

Class Teaching Assistant: Volunteers may serve as Teaching Assistant for classes when they have built up half (50%) as many points as the class costs in dollars. For example, if a volunteer wishes to serve as a Teaching Assistant in a class that costs $200, he or she must have built up 100 volunteer reward points.  Only one teaching assistant is assigned to each workshop, so a request for assisting in a class must be made in writing at least 30 days prior to the workshop.

In this way, the Photographic Centre shows its appreciation for volunteers’ efforts and time in a concrete manner.