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Opportunities for Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the opportunities listed below, please visit our How to Become a Volunteer webpage.

Classroom Volunteers 

Teachers request volunteers for a wide variety of roles, from one-time enrichment activities to ongoing tasks unique to each classroom. Teachers provide on-the-job training for the roles they have described. 

School Writing Partners

Volunteers support students to improve their writing skills.  This program is designed to support middle school AVID, After-School Programs, Secondary Writing Labs, and Elementary Literacy. Volunteers can choose to work with middle and/or high school students during their AVID classes.  Volunteers can also choose a placement to support high school writing centers or elementary writing instruction.  Each volunteer will be assigned to a classroom working under the teacher’s guidance to support ongoing instruction.  A training session is required prior to placement.

School Reading Partners

Volunteers who are part of School Reading Partners program support reading instruction in our early elementary and pre-kindergarten classrooms by giving children more opportunities to explore books and language. Volunteers read selected books with children and then use them to guide the child in discovery-based activities that reinforce early literacy skills. Volunteers tutor students at least once a week for one-hour sessions, during school hours (8:00 AM to 2:30 PM), though twice a week is preferred. Tutors are expected to attend a 2.5 hour training session prior to placement.

ESL Partners

ESL volunteers work one-on-one or in small groups with students who are beginning to learn English. At the elementary level, volunteers engage students in simple interactions in English by looking at books, reading with students, or by assisting teachers with classroom activities and assignments. At the middle school and high school level, volunteers help with reading, writing, and vocabulary in core subjects, and with developing academic skills in English. Volunteers are not required to speak a second language and must attend a 3-hour training session.

Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate (BRMA) - Mentors

This program matches adults who act as one-on-one mentors with children from our school district. Mentor-advocates partner with their mentee's family and school staff members in a combined effort to unlock a child's potential. Volunteers make a two-year, two-hour per week commitment to a child. In addition, mentors receive 15 hours of pre-service training and additional support resources throughout the duration of their commitment. Visit the BRMA website

Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate (BRMA) - Tutors

Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate Tutors work one-on-one with middle or high school students once or twice a week during their study periods or after school. Tutors help develop students’ study skills and academic confidence in all areas, while providing support with homework, tests, and projects in one or two specific subjects.

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Tutors

The AVID program is designed to increase the number of students from the academic middle who enter and succeed in four-year colleges. AVID Tutors facilitate small study groups during specific AVID class times at middle school or high school, tutor individual students in core academic subjects (ie: math, science, language arts, Spanish) and assist AVID teachers in monitoring student’s academic organization. Learn more about AVID

First Day Friends

Volunteers who are fluent in a second language can be First Day Friends. In this role, a volunteer will be a friendly guide to a student that does not speak English on their first day entering school. Volunteers are called by school staff for 1-2 hours to help ease the student into the school routine while they make the adjustment to American schools. Complete the registration form and indicate your interest in becoming a "First Day Friend."

Other Opportunities
  • Math Partners
  • Science Olympiad
  • Lunch Buddies
  • School Proctors for Testing
  • School Resource Center (Culbreth Middle School only)