We are always in need of Student Support Volunteers. We would love for every child we serve to be paired with a volunteer! This is more of a consistent role with a greater time commitment, but very impactful. You get to be involved in their lives by being an encouraging and positive role model! Here are a few of the options in the schools and also links for more detailed information on how to sign up:

Student Support Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Lunch Buddy: Provide a mentoring friendship for a child.  Each volunteer is assigned a student to be their “buddy.”  The volunteer comes to school once a week to have lunch with their buddy, talk, play games or read. This usually can be done in no more than 1 hour-perfect for a lunch break!
  • Tutor: Assist students with homework, study for a test or develop their reading and/or math skills.  Each tutor  visits their assigned student weekly, witnessing the effect their participation has on the student’s educational progress.

If you are interested in becoming a new student support volunteer for the 2018-2019 school year, your next step would be to complete a new volunteer application form.  

If you are a returning student support volunteer (volunteered in the 2017-18 school year) please complete a returning volunteer application. If it has been longer than 2 years since you attended an orientation, you must fill out the NEW student support volunteer form above.

–> All New Student Support Volunteers are required to complete a CMS background check and attend an orientation at the A Child’s Place office. A link to sign up for orientation is provided once you’ve completed the new volunteer application. Please click here to submit your background check prior to attending orientation (this is also a requirement before placement).

*Per CMS policy, to volunteer you must be 18 years or older and no longer a student in high school, middle school, or elementary school.*

Please contact Holly Wiggins at hwiggins@achildsplace.org for more information on opportunities and volunteer orientation for the 2018/2019 school year.