• How to get involved

Importance of Volunteering

  • Whether you are the parent, grandparent, or other family member of a student, or an interested community member; volunteering in our local schools has so many important benefits for both you and our students!

    1. Volunteering Makes a Difference in your Child's Education
    Children whose parents ar involved in their schools do better. Research has shown that children of parents who volunteer make better grades and perform better on tests. They're also better behaved , have better attendance, and are more likely to graduate and continue their education. The more parents participate at school, the more successful their children will be.

    2. Volunteering Allows You to Spend More Time with Your Child
    Students spend a lot of time at school. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to share in school-related experiences. It also allows you to see your children in a different environment.

    3. Volunteering Helps Create Community
    Volunteering at school connects you with other parents and community members.

    4. Volunteering Allows You to Get to Know Teachers and Staff
    Having a presence at school is a great way to get to know you're child's teacher and school staff and show them your support.

    5. Volunteering Makes School Better
    Schools who have a strong volunteer base perform better. Volunteering helps to bridge financial gaps on schools with limited resources at no additional cost to the school.  Volunteering frees up staff to focus on educating our students.

    6. Volunteering Allows You to Use Your Strengths
    Look for opportunities to use your skills and natural talents, the things that are easy for and enjoyable to you.

    7. Volunteering is Good for Your Health.
    Research shows that people who volunteer live longer, have lower stress levels, and are generally healthier.  Volunteering allows you to spend time with students and decrease stress!

    (From: 7 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer at Your Child's School by Sarah Marjoram)

Volunteering Examples

  • Read to a class

    Lunch Duty assistant

    Work Out Wednesdays

    Assist a teacher

    Parking Lot Duty assistant

    Parent Chaperones for trips and dances

Volunteer Links

Contact Your Campus to Volunteer!