Volunteer reading with students

The Mount Vernon School District has a proud history of volunteers working in our schools. It is our mission that each child succeeds in a school community of lifelong learners working together with supportive resources in a nurturing 
environment. Volunteer service is vital to the success of our schools. The  District's VISITS (Volunteers In Schools Inspire Today's Students) program invites parents, grandparents, students and community members to help make a 
difference in our schools.

How can I become a volunteer?

  1. Complete a Volunteer Application Packet (see links to application below)
  2. Bring a copy of a government-issued ID to your school's volunteer coordinator
  3. Bring signed Volunteer Guidelines (included in the Volunteer Application Packet) to your school's volunteer coordinator. 
  4. Please allow about 2 weeks for processing, you may contact the school to check on the status of your application. 


Application and Resources:


If you have additional questions, please contact your child's school volunteer coordinator or e-mail Elizabeth Puga at epuga@mvsd320.org.
 



Volunteers have many reasons for serving in Mount Vernon Schools. 

Volunteering provides an outlet to enrich and serve the community. Volunteering offers an avenue for staying involved in the education of our children. Sharing your talents and skills is a wonderful way to nurture and motivate kids to seek their very best. And as a volunteer you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference!

The following opportunities exist within Mount Vernon Schools for volunteers to contribute their time and energy:
 

5th Grade After School STEM: volunteers are needed to provide more exposure for students to science, engineering and technological concepts, ideas and practices, as well as mentor students towards becoming independent and inquisitive learners.

Support Centers: Volunteers will assist professional tutors and help students complete their homework.

Reading Tutor: Volunteers will be trained and partnered with small groups or individual students. Tutoring sessions may be daily or weekly depending on volunteer's schedule.

Math Tutor: Volunteers will be trained and partnered with small groups or individual students. Tutoring sessions may be daily or weekly depending on volunteer's schedule.

Junior Achievement Consultant: Volunteers will be trained and provided materials to teach five 30-minute lessons in a classroom.

Before-School Breakfast Reading Club:  Volunteers will listen to students read. Club meets prior to the start of the regular school day.

Chess Club:  Help teach students to play chess and prepare for tournaments.

Homework Club:  Help students finish classroom assignments.

Recess Game Leader:  Lead students in games and activities such as kickball, softball, basketball, etc.

Classroom Assistant:  Assist the teacher with materials preparation, correcting papers, special projects and helping students.

Classroom Computer Assistant:  Volunteers needed to work with students on computers.

Library Assistant:  Help with processing new books, shelving, assisting students and general library duties.

Schoolwide Lice Prevention Team:  Volunteers are needed on a regular and/or intermittent basis to help with the detection of head lice, education of parents, follow-up and prevention. Training available.