Why should a parent get involved?
The answer is probably obvious – to help children succeed. While this answer can be simple, many parents don’t choose to participate in their child’s school. Not because they don’t care, but mainly because they don’t really know what they can do to assist.
Parent volunteers are a great resource and support structure for the schooling community at large. At the same time, they are also demonstrating to their kids how important participation can be.
The school and your child are not the only people to benefit from your involvement — you also gain something valuable. Interaction with the school staff and other parents regularly gives you a full understanding of your child’s educational activities.
If you’ve never volunteered before, there’s no time like the present. It’s never too late to make a difference!
Some Volunteering Ideas
- Volunteer as a Teacher!
- Work as an assistant or offer to help with teaching in the classroom
- Volunteer to speak in the classroom, about your job or your educational experiences
- Mentor and/or tutor students
- Hold a technical or trade workshop for students
- Plan or chaperone in-school events
- Chaperone field trips
- Help with arts and crafts projects
- Organize, cater, or work at fundraising activities
- Help children with special needs