Communities in Schools of the South Plains depends upon hundreds of community volunteers who serve as tutors, mentors and role models for young people. The spirit of volunteerism is essential for any community-based program. Volunteers at Communities in Schools help forge the vital one-on-one relationships that connect with kids and make a lasting impact in their lives.
In the words of Communities in Schools’ founder Bill Milliken: “Programs don’t change kids – relationships do.”
Getting involved is simple and can be the most powerful catalyst to change!
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
• CHESS CLUB VOLUNTEERS – various campuses, dates, and times available.
• COMMUNITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT (CYD) PROGRAM (79403 & 79415 Zip Codes):
Mentors needed for at-risk students, ages 10 – 17. The purpose of the CYD program is to prevent juvenile crime by helping youth make positive choices.
• CORONADO HIGH SCHOOL (4910 29th Drive, Lubbock):
SAT/ACT Tutors – Mondays from 4:00 – 4:45 pm.
Math Tutors – Subjects include algebra, geometry, calculus, and physics. Day/time TBD based on volunteer’s availability.
• LUBBOCK HIGH SCHOOL (2004 19th Street, Lubbock)
Chess Club – Volunteers needed to help with Chess Club on Thursday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
College Tutors – Tutors needed to help prepare students at Lubbock High School for college. Subjects include, but are not limited to, Chemistry, College Algebra, English, and ACT/SAT prep. Volunteers can choose to tutor students before school, during lunch (11:46 am – 1:16 pm), and after school on Tuesdays.
• MONTEREY HIGH SCHOOL (3211 47TH Street, Lubbock):
10th Grade Geometry Tutor – Day/time TBD based on volunteer’s availability.
Anime Club – The Anime Club will meet after school on Wednesday afternoons bi-weekly or monthly.
• O.L. SLATON MIDDLE SCHOOL (1602 32nd Street, Lubbock)
Dream Center – Communities in Schools has partnered with the Dream Center to provide fun, educational activities for students at O.L. Slaton Middle School and are in need of volunteers to help with these events. Activities will take place Monday – Friday from 4:00 pm to 5;00 pm.
Global Citizens Group – The group includes exposure to the International Cultural Center at Texas Tech, monthly cultural themes, worldly food samples, etc. Volunteers are needed to share their global diversity with middle school students.
• WESTWIND ELEMENTARY (6401 43rd Street, Lubbock):
English as a Second Language (ESL) Buddy Program – Volunteers will work with small groups of students, helping them advance their English language skills during normal school hours (day TBD depending on volunteer’s availability).
Tic-Tac-Toe Club – The Tic-Tac-Toe Club meets once per week from 3:05 – 4:00 pm (day TBD depending on volunteer’s availability) to teach Tic-Tac-Toe strategy and practice for the Tic-Tac-Toe-nament held February 23, 2018.
Yoga Club – Breathing/stretching class targeting students with behavioral/attendance challenges. Classes are held once a week at 7:00 – 7:30 am and 3:05 – 4:00 pm (day TBD depending on volunteer’s availability).
• WILLOW BEND ELEMENTARY (8816 13th Street, Lubbock):
5th Grade Science Tutor – Tutoring sessions will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 3:15 – 4:30 pm.
Lunch Mentors – Eat lunch with a student in Pre-K through 5th grade. Volunteers are asked to commit to one lunch per week, Monday – Friday, between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Reading Buddies – Read to a kindergartner or 1st grader. Reading time will be scheduled once per week, Monday – Friday, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. Spanish, English, and Bi-lingual speakers needed.
• 10TH ANNUAL PEACE.LOVE.MUD VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT/FUNDRAISER:
May 12, 2018, at Buffalo Springs Lake – Volunteers are needed for set up/ tear down, referee duties, and other tasks.
• INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ALSO AVAILABLE
ALL VOLUNTEERS, MENTORS, AND INTERNS MUST PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
If you want to volunteer but do not see an area listed that interests you, please contact Jennifer Wall at: email@example.com or (806) 368-8090 for more information about other volunteer opportunities.
Download and complete the following three forms and mail or hand deliver to:
Volunteer c/o Jennifer Wall, 1946 Ave Q, 3rd Floor, Lubbock, TX 79401