If you are interested in becoming a School Volunteer contact your local school.
Roles of a School Volunteer
- Mentor: Work one-on-one with a student, one hour, one day a week (One hour training required)
- Classroom Assistant (working under the direction of teacher)
- Clerical (answering the phone, typing, general office duties)
- Health Room Assistant
- Physical Education Assistant
- Room Mother/Father
- Media Center Assistant
- Guest Speaker (share career, vocation, etc.)
- Reading Mentor/Tutor
- Share Hobbies/Talents/Travel Experiences
- Math Tutor
- Special Activities
- Volunteer Storyteller
- Exceptional Student Education Volunteer
- English Spoken As A Second Language Volunteer
- Become a School Business Partner
- Adopt A Class
- Adopt A School
- Share "Human Resources"
- Business Partner
Why Do We Need School Volunteers?
- To enrich the students' curriculum and in turn broaden their awareness and experience
- To improve students' self-evaluation and worth by increasing their opportunity for educational achievement
- To increase students' self-motivation for learning by providing a positive attitude toward education
- To encourage the development of self-control and independence in students
- To provide students with an opportunity to develop social competency
- To relieve the teacher of some non-instructional tasks and duties
- To reinforce lesson skills
- To stimulate interest, concern, and support for the education system
- To provide an opportunity for interested community partners to become involved directly with the educational system and process
- To strengthen school-community relations through direct and positive participation in the school
- To enhance all aspects of the education process
What Qualifications Do I Need?
Although there are no educational requirements for school volunteers, there are certain human qualities that enhance a volunteer's efforts.
- Good health
- A warm and understanding personality
- Willingness to accept supervision
- Ability to get along with others
- Sense of humor
- Respect for the dignity and uniquenes of all human beings
- Ability to be flexible
- Dependability and reliability
- Desire to motivate children and help them to succeed in school
- Like children and be able to accept them as they are
- Know that each child is a person, different in growth and abilities
- Understand that children will imitate and learn from seeing good grooming, manners, and speech
As a regular school volunteer, you will be joining a team of professional educators. You will be working with other volunteers, community partners and school staff.
Volunteer Today...Our schools need your help to make the grade!
Print the volunteer application form. Fill it out and return it to your local school.