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:
• PJ’S, NOOKS, AND STORYBOOKS: Communities In Schools of the South Plains is excited to announce a new heart-warming holiday event, Pj’s, Nooks, and Storybooks, which will benefit at-risk students in our community. The event will be held December 21, 2017, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at McWhorter Elementary School, located at 2711 1st St., Lubbock, TX.
In addition to a fun evening in which pre-school and elementary students of McWhorter Elementary will receive a pair of pajamas, a book, and the opportunity to meet Santa Claus, the purpose of PJ’s, Nooks, and Storybooks is to provide role models for at-risk students, giving them one-on-one attention that highlights the importance of reading, as well to give the gift of pajamas to students who quite possibly have never owned a pair before.
We would like to invite you to join us at Pj’s, Nooks, and Storybook and come read to a student. All volunteers are being asked to donate a pair of pajamas and a read-aloud book. The age and pajama size of your student will be assigned to you before the event. If you are unable to purchase these items, but would still like to volunteer, please let us know. If you are unable to attend, but want to contribute or would like to donate additional books or pajamas, your donations would be extremely appreciated.
Please contact Penny Jones, Marketing and Communications Director, at email@example.com or 806-300-4444 no later than December 14, 2017 to volunteer and/or donate.
• 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.
• SLATON HIGH SCHOOL (105 N. 20th Street, Slaton)
Algebra I Tutor – Tutoring sessions will take place during the “Power Hour” of 12:14 – 1:14 pm. Day(s) to be determined based on volunteer availability.
• WESTER ELEMENTARY (4602 Chicago Avenue., Lubbock)
Dance class – Monday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.
Sewing Class – Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.
Homework Helpers – Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.
• WESTWIND ELEMENTARY (6401 43rd Street, Lubbock):
Career Day – Working professionals/small business owners are needed to speak to students about their careers and how they achieved their success (education, hard work, etc.). Career Day will be held January 23, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Comedy Club – Comedy Club utilizes a curriculum that encourages improvisation and light-hearted fun. Days/times based on volunteer availability.
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).
Greeting Card Club – The Greeting Card Club meets Thursday afternoons from 3:15 – 4:00 to make cards for Westwind students and staff as well as cards to send to children in local hospitals.
In-Class Tutor – Help students one-on-one with class work during the school day. Day/time based on volunteer’s availability.
Science Fair Judges– Judges are needed for the Westwind Science Fair on January 12, 2018. Judges are needed between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. This is a come and go event, based on volunteer’s availability. A judging rubric will be provided.
Super Students Club – This club focuses on teaching leadership skills to students via the United Future Leaders (UFL) curriculum. Volunteers need to be available after school at 3:15 pm any day of the week.
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.
Salsa Class – Teach a child to Salsa dance. Classes will take place after school from 3:15 – 4:30 pm. Day (Monday – Friday) TBD based on volunteer’s availability. The class will consist of 25 students, boys and girls, in 3rd – 5th grade.
• 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.
If you want to volunteer but do not see an area listed that interests you, please contact Jennifer Wall at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (806) 368-8090 for more information about other volunteer opportunities.
• INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ALSO AVAILABLE
If you are interested in an internship with Communities in Schools of the South Plains, please contact Vanessa Lee at email@example.com or (806) 368-8090.
ALL VOLUNTEERS, MENTORS, AND INTERNS MUST PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
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