Make a difference in the life of a child--volunteer today!
The Wake County Public School System has numerous community partners who volunteer in our schools each day, working one-on-one with students to help them reach success. Volunteers serve as tutors, mentors, and business partners, providing valuable support to our schools.
We urge members of the community to get involved in our schools to help us better serve all of our students. Once thought to be the province of parents, our schools are eager to involve the entire community including individuals, senior citizens, college students, businesses, churches and synagogues, community groups and others in support of education.
Community volunteers for academic achievement
Many schools utilize volunteers to help students improve their reading, writing and math skills. A designated school volunteer coordinator will match a student that needs additional help in one or more areas with a trained volunteer. Having time to volunteer during the school day can be essential. However, special consideration may be provided if there is an additional opportunity to work with the student before or after school.
Volunteers who work individually with children may participate in two hours of training, developed by WCPSS' Curriculum and Instruction department and offered by Communities in Schools of Wake County (CIS Wake).
Other opportunities to participate
People who want to help children will find many ways to volunteer in the schools. They help in the classroom, on the practice field, in the office, in the library or in the computer lab. Schools need adults to help personalize learning for students and help children see where today's classroom lessons apply in the community.
How to get started
If you would like to volunteer, contact the school where you would like to serve to register as a volunteer. All volunteers, both former and new, will need to register. Volunteers will need to use the school's designated computer to complete and submit their registration on the WCPSS Intranet site. Website registration is not possible for security reasons. Volunteers must undergo a criminal background check before being placed in a school. All volunteers are placed according to their time and site preference.