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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.

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)

Educational Classroom Project Volunteer

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

IMC (Library) Volunteer

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

Art Room Volunteer

Volunteers assist the art teacher during art class - no artistic ability required. (Grades K-5)

The Little Elk Café

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

Math Pentathlon

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


Volunteers will assist students with fine motor development related to letter formation. Handwriting training will be provided. (PVN, PVS, some elementary schools)

Wonders of Nature

Volunteers assist with an outdoor education and nature program that is rich with outdoor activities. (PVN only)

Economics Project Volunteer

Volunteers lead units designed by Junior Achievement, for which training is provided. (Weller only)


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 School on Wednesdays from 2:30-4 p.m. from early September through early May. (Grades 2-5)

Noon Hour 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 12-1:30 p.m. or a portion of that time. (Middle School)

Chess Club Volunteer

Volunteers teach students how to improve their chess game. The club at Magsig Middle School meets every Thursday during lunch (12:08-1:20 p.m.), and the club at Watts Middle School meets once a week during lunch (12:05-1:20 p.m.).

Band, Chorus, or Orchestra Volunteer

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

Special Needs Volunteer

Volunteers assist students with activities as directed by the teacher. (Middle School)

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. (CHS only)

ITOP (Integrated Transition Options Program)

Volunteers assist Centerville High School students participating in this program housed at Bethany Village. On Wednesdays, volunteers are needed to help the students as they carry out their duties at Alma’s Place, a store for residents of Bethany Village.

Multi-Lingual Volunteer

Volunteers fluent in a foreign language are needed to assist students who do not speak English.