“More than anything else—even more than money—the time a volunteer spends with students is needed. The extra support is immeasurable.”
How To Use Volunteers
Volunteering makes a difference.
Teachers and schools use volunteers in a variety of ways.
- Academic support
Many volunteers tutor students one-on-one every week in core subjects like English, mathematics and science.
Volunteers support art, music, gardening and technology programs.
- Outside the classroom
Volunteers help in the library, career counseling centers, reading clubs, recess and after-school programs.
- Special events
One-day events such as African American Read-In and beautification projects meet specific school needs.
Trained volunteer interpreters assist school personnel to communicate with limited-English family members. Read about the interpretation program.