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.
- 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.
- Classroom Assistant: Come to an assigned class once a week for 1-2 hours and assist the teacher in facilitating classroom activities. Responsibilities include individual tutoring, leading small group learning activities, art projects, checking papers and other helpful tasks.
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. In the late summer/early fall, you will receive a link to sign up for an upcoming Volunteer Orientation.
If you are a returning student support volunteer please complete a returning volunteer application.
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 and we schedule the dates. Please click here to submit your background check prior to attending orientation.
Please contact Holly Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on opportunities and volunteer orientation for the 2018/2019 school year.