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Academic Volunteer Program

Get involved in your local schools and help empower, challenge, and support our students!

In Centerville Schools, we believe that learning is attainable for all. The mission of the Academic Volunteer Program (AVP) is to involve parents, grandparents and community members to help empower, challenge and support every learner to grow every day by assisting staff in meeting the diverse needs of our students.

Academic volunteer opportunities are available during school hours in grades K-12 and also in one after-school program. Volunteers assist students -- some who may be struggling, others who need to reinforce skills and still others who need enrichment -- in various ways and in many subjects. We try to match volunteer interests and talents with a variety of positions. Click here to view position descriptions.

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How to Become an Academic Volunteer

What's New?

These are some of our current biggest needs:

World Language Support at Watts Middle School: Looking for a chance to use your Spanish or German skills? We are looking for volunteers who would like to help in a language class once a week. Please email Maria Rigling for more information.

Math Support at Magsig Middle School: you don't need to be a math expert to support our 6-8th graders! We need adults willing to encourage students through their math program. Please email Anu Krishnan for more information.

Noon Hour Tutors at Tower Heights Middle School: do you have a little time to share once a week during your lunch break? Are you good at relating to young people and encouraging them to do their best?  Please email Annie Ligibel to learn more about how you can help during our Noon Hour program.

Band Help at Watts: If you are proficient in any band instrument and willing to help once a week in the mornings or during noon hour, please contact Maria Rigling to learn more about being a band helper at Watts!

Chess Club Support at Magsig: Magsig is looking for volunteers to support their Chess Club! They meet every other week and while knowledge of chess is appreciated it is not required. Please email Anu Krishnan for more information.

Subject Tutors at Centerville High School: Work one on one with an individual student. Our greatest need is math. Please email Susan Ralston or Judy Winfield for more information.

View our Position Descriptions page to see what other volunteer opportunities are available for the 2023-2024 school year.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities for professionals at Centerville High School
Would you like to be a guest speaker at the CHS Speakers Bureau or the Medical Symposium for Anatomy/Physiology & Biotech Students? Please email your information to our CHS Building Coordinators, Susan Ralston or Judy Winfield.  

Opportunities through the PTO
There are more options for parents to get involved through your school's PTO. Click here to view a complete list of Centerville PTO websites.


Contact Us

Academic Volunteer Program
111 Virginia Ave.
Centerville, OH 45458
Phone: 937-433-8841, Ext. 2059

District Coordinators

Heather Schnier
AVP District Coordinator
937-433-8841, Ext. 2059
Email Ms. Schnier

Amanda Stuart
AVP Assistant Coordinator
937-433-8841, Ext. 2057
Email Ms. Stuart

Linda Harrold
AVP Assistant Coordinator- Holiday Program
937-433-8841, Ext. 2003
Email Ms. Harrold

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