Volunteers WANTED!  If you would like to donate your time and talents to the your child's school.  Get your ICHAT form here and turn it into your child's school. Must include a copy of your STATE ID or License.

Here are some of the ways a parent volunteer can help:

  • act as a classroom helper

  • mentor or tutor students

  • help children with special needs

  • volunteer in a school computer lab

  • help organize, cater, or work at fundraising activities such as bake sales or car washes

  • act as a lunchroom or playground monitor

  • help to plan and chaperone field trips, track meets, and other events that take place away from the school

  • help to plan and chaperone in-school events (dances, proms, or graduation ceremonies)

  • organize or assist with a specific club or interest group (if you have an interest in an activity that isn't currently available to students, offer to help get a group started — for example, a chess club or cycling team)

  • assist coaches and gym teachers with sports and fitness programs or work in the school concession stand at sporting events

  • help the school administrators prepare grant proposals, letter-writing campaigns, or press releases, or help with other administrative needs

  • attend school board meetings

  • work as a library assistant or offer to help with story time or reading assistance in the school library

  • sew costumes or build sets for theatrical and musical productions

  • work with the school band or orchestra or coach music students one-on-one

  • help out with visual arts, crafts, and design courses and projects

  • hold a workshop for students in trade or technical programs

  • spend some time with a specific club or interest group (ask the teacher who sponsors the group)

  • volunteer to speak in the classroom or at a career day, if you have a field of expertise that you'd like to share

Remember that not everyone is suited for the same type of involvement.


You may have to "try on" a few activities before you find something that feels right. If you need ideas, ask your child's principal, teacher or Family Engagement Facilitator, all of whom would be glad to help you think of something!

Remember that volunteering not only benefits your kids. It helps the classroom, the whole school, and the community by giving students positive interaction, support, and encouragement.

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Flint, Michigan 48503-1974