It's Easy to Volunteer!
GrandInvolve recruits older adults as volunteers who would like to become mentors, readers, math helpers, and classroom assistants.
Although traditional structured time slots (for example, every Thursday at 1 pm) are available, there are additional ways to volunteer offering the flexibility that some individuals prefer.
Prospective volunteers work individually with a school counselor to determine what their interests are, and to match them with a particular teacher and class.
Volunteering in the classroom does not require any training on the part of the volunteer other than a brief orientation to the school at the time of your first visit.
If you are interested in joining an action team, you might work with the school staff and community partners to design a specific GrandInvolve plan for each individual school and then work together to see that the plan is delivered and successful. The Future Planning Action Team works together to design and promote a plan for expansion of GrandInvolve into all Title I Schools in the County.
Volunteer Job Description
- 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
- 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
- Encouraging and supportive
- Maintains confidences