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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)

Short-term Project Volunteer

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

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. (PVN, PVS, John Hole,  Normandy, Stingley and Weller)

The Little Elk Café

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

Wonders of Nature

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

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, 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)

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 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)

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)

Band, Chorus, or Orchestra Volunteer

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

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)

Peace Cafe Volunteer

Volunteers will assist Principal Allen in rewarding good student behavior during first grade lunch. (PVS)

Book Room Volunteer

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

Math Helper

Volunteers will assist individual or small groups of students. (John Hole [All Grades] and Normandy [Grade 2])

Noon Hour Volunteer

Volunteers assist math students using math board games and flashcards. (Normandy, January through March)

Learning Center Volunteer

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

Homework Help/Class Work Review Volunteer

Volunteer helps student(s) with homework, organizational skills, test review and foreign languages. Volunteers work with an individual or a small group. (Magsig)

Lunchroom Volunteer

Assist students throughout the lunchroom and help foster good conversation and social skills during lunchtime. (Driscoll)