As funding and resources continue to decline for public schools, we rely on volunteers to provide extra support and services that directly contribute to academic achievement, attendance, and school engagement.
Make a Difference, Get Involved
We believe that our school is strengthened by support from our neighbors. As such, volunteers are an integral piece of our community school model. There is a wide array of ways to support our school, ranging from one-off opportunities to support with clerical work, to ongoing student-facing support opportunities. We value any and all contributions our volunteers are able to make.
New Living World Community of Faith has had the pleasure of volunteering at Inglewood Elementary School over the past few years. We have found the school to be receptive to positive ideas that motivate their students and engage the community as well. We have enjoyed reading books to kids, playing chess with them and just being a listening ear for students. We enjoy assisting the school in enhancing students’ achievement.
– Byron and Nerissa Harvey, New Living Word Community of Faith
Following is a list of typical volunteer opportunities, some of which may be adjusted for pandemic safety.
Volunteer Opportunities with Students
- Lunch Buddy (regular, weekly or bi-weekly lunch break for 30-60 minutes)
- Individual or group mentoring (flexible)
- Classroom support (easy to schedule; connect with one teacher/class on a regular basis)
- Classroom readers (easy to schedule)
- Black History Month Readers/Visitors (Fridays in February)
- In-school Clubs (music, art, reading, dance, physical education, writing, etc.)
- Reading Buddy
- Girls On The Run Coach/Running Buddy
- Field Day Support (set-up activities, food, etc.)
Opportunities Organized by our PTA
- Welcomers, celebrants, wayfinders and greeters for special events
- Donate food/meals for parent meetings/events
- Childcare or child activities for PTA events and meeting
- Other PTA event or support activities
Other Types of Support Opportunities
- Demonstrate your skills & talents to students or staff. (STEAM curriculum includes partners helping with project-based learning, professional development, and classroom demonstrations.)
- Organize a donation drive (school supplies, clothes, backpacks, holiday gifts, holiday meals)
- Library support: check books in/out, shelve books, help with inventory, cleaning, etc.
- Clerical support onsite or at your home (cut out printed/laminated items for teachers, assemble packets, make copies, etc.)
- Murals – Design and paint murals on our walls
- Laundry (onsite with our washer/dryer) and organization in our clothing closet
- School cleaning, organizing, beautification projects (ongoing, flexible)
- Staff Morale: Decorate staff lounge for holidays; donate cakes for staff birthdays; write thank-you notes for teachers and staff
- Bring meals or treats for staff on planning and in-service days
- Provide items for staff treat cart
Become a volunteer
We love to work through creative ideas with volunteers to ensure the perfect fit! Some volunteer roles require a free background check, while others do not.
Our staff will instruct you on how to proceed after our initial contact.