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Position Descriptions

Academic volunteer positions vary from school to school. Here are a few examples of some of the types of volunteers we have in our buildings.

Library Volunteer

Volunteers assist with checking books in and out, shelving books and assisting students in making appropriate selection of books. (Grades K-5)

Classroom Volunteer

Volunteers assist teachers so they have additional resources to help meet each student’s learning needs. Interactions may occur in a variety of circumstances (e.g. individual, small group, etc.). We endeavor to match the needs of the students and teachers with the volunteer’s skills. Classroom opportunities vary depending on the needs of the teachers. (Grades K-12)

Short-term Project Volunteer

Volunteers assist with a particular short-term academic project. (Grades K-12)

The Little Elk Café

Volunteers assist the children with the lunch experience while engaging them in purposeful conversation. (PVN and PVS, Grade 1 only)

Wonders of Nature

More information to come. (PVN only)

Art Room Volunteer

Volunteers assist the Art teacher during art class -- no artistic ability required. (PVN, PVS, John Hole,  Normandy, Stingley and Weller)

Math Pentathlon

Volunteers help students with enriched math concepts and problem solving through strategic games. Math Pentathlon training will be provided. (PVN, PVS, Cline, Driscoll and Stingley)


Volunteers will assist students with fine motor development related to letter formation. Handwriting training will be provided. (PVN, PVS, John Hole and Stingley)

Junior Achievement Volunteer

Volunteers share workplace experiences or participate in classroom discussions relating to economics (such as money management skills). You may be asked to lead units, designated by Junior Achievement, for which training is provided. This is a short-term volunteer opportunity. (PVS, Cline, Driscoll and Weller)


Volunteers give presentations on various artists in a classroom once a month. Artist information and sample activities are provided. An art background is not necessary, just an interest in art. (Cline and John Hole)

After School Program

Volunteers work one-on-one with elementary students to help with homework and skill building. Program meets weekly at Cline Elementary on Wednesdays from 2:30-4 p.m. from mid-September through early May. (Grades 2-5)

Book Room Volunteer

Volunteers assist literacy specialist with re-shelving and organizing books in the book room. (Cline)

Noon Hour Academic Helper

Volunteers assist students with homework assignments, incomplete work, test review and/or organizational skills in one or a variety of subjects. Volunteers are needed between noon and 1:30 p.m. or a portion of that time. (Middle Schools)

Volunteers oversee and assist National Honor Society peer tutors who are helping students that have requested academic assistance. Volunteer opportunities are available during first and/or second lunch 11 a.m. to noon and noon to 1 p.m. (High School)

Noon Hour Recess Volunteer

Volunteers would provide an additional adult presence to engage and interact with students during lunch and recess. This volunteer experience may be outdoors or indoors depending on weather. Volunteers are needed 1-5 days a week from 12-1 p.m. (Magsig)

Learning Center Volunteer

Assist the Learning Center staff and students. The Learning Center is a self-contained classroom for students with educational needs. (Magsig)

Band, Chorus, or Orchestra Volunteer

Volunteers with and without musical experience are needed to assist students. (Middle Schools)

Chess Club Volunteer

Volunteers teach students how to improve their chess game. The club meets every Thursday during lunch (12:08 p.m.-1:20 p.m.). (Magsig)

Semester Exam Help

Volunteers work one-on-one reading semester exams to students during any of the three days of exams at the end of second and fourth quarters -- two hours per exam.  (High School)