Did you know that on average only 25% of Americans volunteer? Volunteers are in high demand!! Find out why and how to be a school volunteer.
Why should you volunteer?
- Students whose parents are school volunteer do better academically in school
- Students whose parents volunteer are more likely to graduate high school
- Students whose parents volunteer have fewer behavior problems in the classroom
- Parents who volunteer can monitor school and classroom activities
- Positive parent-teacher interaction helps create a positive school environment
- Volunteering is a great way to make friends ~ read more here
Volunteering isn’t just for stay at home moms. Everyone in the family can be a school volunteer.
Ways to volunteer
- Be a Room Parent
- Be a PTA Board Member
- Join a Committee
- Help in your child’s classroom
- Participate in Fundraisers
- Assist the Librarian
- Give an extra pair of hands in the Art Class
- Start an after-school program
- Have teachers send you things to do at home – cutting, stapling, coloring
- Chaperone a school field trip
- Be a mentor
- Read to and with children
Are you ready to be a school volunteer now?
Most school districts require a background check before you begin so be sure to check with them ahead of time. A good place to start when looking for something to do is to ask your school’s PTA. PTA members are usually overworked and underappreciated and are always in need of help.
As children age less and less of their parents’ volunteer. It is just as important to volunteer for your high school age child as your kindergartener.
Take some time and make the difference in the life of a child.
Parents, Grandparents, and Community members are always welcome to be a school volunteer.
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