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Volunteer Opportunities

WEEKLY/LONG-TERM SUPPORT

Literacy Tutoring

Work one-on-one or with small groups of students, providing them with individualized attention to help them strengthen their reading skills.

Math Tutoring

Work one-on-one or with small groups of students, providing them with individualized attention to help them strengthen their math skills. Improving math performance is a high priority for schools throughout the district.

Classroom Support

Support classroom teachers in a variety of tasks, including small group work with students, materials preparation and field trips.

Lunch Buddies

Serve a positive adult role model as you eat lunch with your assigned student or students every week.

Afterschool Program Support

Serve as a tutor and support for the afterschool program. This program is organized and led by Communities of Schools of Lakewood. Interested volunteers will be referred to Communities in Schools for more information.

Mentors

Meet weekly with a student who has been identified by school officials as in need of a supportive, adult role model. This program is organized and led by Communities in Schools of Lakewood. Interested volunteers will be referred to Communities in Schools for more information.

Coaching

Lead or support afterschool sports programs.

Translation/Interpretation

Help schools communicate with non-English speaking families by translating school flyers and documents and/or serving as an informal interpreter.

Library Assistance

Support the librarian with read-alouds, organization, and other library tasks.

Office Support

Work outside the classroom, supporting school staff and teachers with a range of office tasks, including copies, assembling materials for distribution, and preparing for school events.

Office Support

Work outside the classroom, supporting school staff and teachers with a range of office tasks, including copies, assembling materials for distribution, and preparing for school events.

Classroom Support

Work in the classroom, assisting the teacher with various tasks such as making copies, passing out and collecting classwork, displaying student work on bulletin boards, listening to students read-aloud, or overseeing a class project.

School and District Advisory Committees

Collaborate with school and district staff, parents and community members to support school and district initiatives.

ONE-TIME/SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITIES

Culminating Project Judges

Serve on a panel with fellow community members, and judge high school students’ culminating projects. These multi-disciplinary reflections on one’s education are one component of graduation requirements for all students

Science Fair Judges

This is an annual event in the Clover Park School District at all schools. Judges are needed at both the school level and the district level to judge student work using a judging rubric for content and quality of the project.

Event Support

Sample events include:

  • Family Math/Reading/Science/Fitness Nights
  • School concerts and plays
  • Book Fairs
  • Cultural Days
  • Field Day
  • Open House

Job Shadowing

Invite high school students to participate in a job shadow at your company, enabling the student to learn about professionalism and career options. The job shadow is one element of the Culminating Project, a graduation requirement in the Clover Park School District.

Presentations

Share your knowledge and skills with students during class presentations and assemblies, and help create connections between what students are learning in school and the wider world.

School Beautification

Join a group for periodic work days focusing on indoor and outdoor projects to make schools more inviting and welcoming to families.

Additional Information

All potential volunteers need to complete a Washington State Patrol Criminal History form each school year before beginning their service in Clover Park School District.

Please not that availability of the volunteer options listed here may vary between schools, depending on need and infrastructure. We will work diligently to place all interested volunteers in service, however, placement is not guaranteed.

For more information regarding the volunteer program, please contact:
Holly Bocchi, Family & Community Partnership Coordinator
Clover Park School District
hbocchi@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
253-583-5043