By imagining our classrooms without volunteers it is easy to acknowledge and appreciate the community spirit that thrives in each of our 33 schools. During the 2008-09 school year 6,972 volunteers contributed 134,587 hours to support instruction.
Parents make up the bulk of the volunteer workforce, with non-parents, high school and college students, senior adults, and business and industry professionals greatly contributing greatly as well. Last year volunteers outnumbered staff at a ratio of more than 2 to 1. This is equivalent to 125 teacher associates, working 6 hours a day!
“Our volunteer workforce is dedicated, enthusiastic, and appreciated!” noted Marcia Hughes, Community Relations Supervisor. “There are many opportunities and new helping hands are always welcome.”
As the school year begins, the District invites new volunteers to join in. There are many ways to volunteer, including opportunities to:
To make a difference as a school volunteer, call your neighborhood school or the Community Relations Office at 558-2124 or email email@example.com.