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)
Read to a class
Lunch Duty assistant
Work Out Wednesdays
Assist a teacher
Parking Lot Duty assistant
Parent Chaperones for trips and dances
Parent Involvement Best Practices
Find out ways to get involved in your student's education and why it is important.
BSISD Parent and Family Engagement Policy
Explains the who, what, when, where, why, and how of BSISD's partnership with parents and the community.
Find out what Watch D.O.G.S. is and who can participate
BSISD Volunteer Enrollment Form
Volunteers must fill out and submit the form to Central Office or campus office and pass a criminal history check prior to volunteering.