“More than anything else—even more than money—the time a volunteer spends with students is needed. The extra support is immeasurable.”

William Ford, Teacher

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.

  • Enrichment
    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.
  • Interpretation
    Trained volunteer interpreters assist school personnel to communicate with limited-English family members. Read about the interpretation program.