What's it like to be a GrandInvolve Volunteer? FUN and FULFULLING! You will be an asset to our program if you have these skills: 

School Based Volunteer Qualifications

  • Genuine concern for young people
  • Dependable and consistent in making the time commitment
  • A good listener, a friend
  • Willing to accept different points of view 
  • Ability to see solutions and opportunities 
  • Flexibility and openness
  • Patience
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Maintains confidences

Expect the typical classroom skills to include some of the following tasks:

  • Assists students to have a better understanding of class work and homework assignments 
  • Encourages students to do their own thinking and gives them plenty of time to answer
  • Provides children with a variety of learning methods
  • Assists teachers in imparting classroom instruction through activity based lessons
  • Follows directions of teacher or supervisor and is capable of adjusting to each individual style
  • Provides feedback on student’s progress
  • Maintains professional ethics of confidentiality
  • Treats all children with dignity and respect
  • Is flexible, enthusiastic and maintains a sense of humor

Most of our programs use GrandInvolve school based volunteers for the following tasks. Which one appeals to you most?

    Reading Helper

    • Listens to student reading
    • Reads to student(s)
    • Reads together with student(s)

    Math Helper

    • Leads math skills games for individuals and/or small groups
    • Organizes resource materials

    Kindergarten

    Readiness

    • Helps students develop concentration, focus skills, fine motor skills, and classroom behavior skills through exercises, projects, or games
    • Assists with reading readiness exercises
       

    Mentoring

    • Provides special time and attention to build student’s confidence.Utilizes available resources, handouts, board games, and arts and crafts projects
    • Acts as an additional role model for student

    Kindergarten Readiness

    • Helps students develop concentration, focus skills, fine motor skills, and classroom behavior skills through exercises, projects, or games
    • Assists with reading readiness exercises

    Special Projects

    • Works with small groups on projects
    • Tutors or mentors students
    • Serves as a career or special topic presenter
    • Helps on field trips