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Volunteer Policy

VOLUNTEER POLICY

 

Welcome to Adams School! We would like to thank you for your willingness to share your time and talents. The work you do will have a positive influence on our students and assist us in providing a quality education for all students.

Your participation in our schools should also provide a rewarding experience for you.

There are many ways to become involved and they may vary. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Working with small groups or individual students
  • Reading to students and/or listening to students read
  • Mentoring a student
  • Assisting students with special projects
  • Assisting with special events
  • Providing classroom presentations
  • Assisting with clerical work such as word processing and/or preparing materials
  • Driving on and chaperoning fieldtrips
  • Planning classroom celebrations
  • Helping in the library, computer lab, specialists’ classrooms, or garden
  • Becoming involved in PTA

 

Expectations for Volunteers

As a volunteer, I agree to:

  • Sign-in and Sign-out at the front office.
  • Wear my volunteer identification.
  • Never be alone with individual students.
  • Keep classroom and student work confidential. I will not discuss a student’s with anyone other than the teacher or principal.
  • Not compare children within the classroom.
  • Work positively for the good of the school.

 

DO’S AND DON’TS

 

What a Volunteer Does

  • Praises and encourages
  • Tells the child good things about himself
  • Tries to understand how the child feels
  • Commits to regular attendance and arranges a parent substitute
  • Builds caring and supportive rapport
  • Maintains control of the group
  • Speaks directly to the teacher about concerns regarding student performance
  • Is considerate of the teacher’s time

 

What a Volunteer Does NOT DO

  • Berates, belittles or uses sarcasm
  • Acts in a cold or indifferent manner
  • Criticizesthe teacher or support staff
  • Fails to call to let the school know he or she is going to be absent
  • Is late to the classroom
  • Violates confidentiality by passing on information to the community
  • Loses control and says something that is inappropriate or might be regretted
  • Uses a cell phone or text messages while volunteering
  • Disrupts the classroom

 

*The principal as well as the classroom teacher reservesthe right to restrict any volunteer from volunteering on the campus.