Volunteer in Our Schools
Thank you for your interest in volunteering in Albemarle County Public Schools! Every day, students and teachers across our School Division benefit from the generosity of volunteers who take the time to share their talents with our children. The countless tasks performed by volunteers are vital to the continued operation and success of our schools. Sharing your life experiences, memories, technical know-how, or friendship with a young person can make a huge impact on a student’s life and achievement.
Step 1: View our Volunteer Handbook, which includes the Volunteer Registration Form and Volunteer Code of Ethics. You may also stop by one of our schools to pick up a printed copy.
Step 2: Complete the Volunteer Registration form located in the Volunteer Handbook. Completing this form allows us to match your skills, availability and preferences with the needs of our students. Both the Volunteer Registration and Code of Ethics requires a signature and must be returned to the school you are interested in volunteering at.
There are many ways to volunteer in our schools! Here are some ways you can help:
- Tutor an individual or a small group of students in an academic subject.
- Mentor a student and motivate him/her to excel.
- Share your special skill, hobby, collection or story to enrich the curriculum.
- Translate and interpret for our families who are non-native English speakers.
- Assist a teacher in the classroom.
- Help with clerical tasks so the teacher can focus on instruction.
- Catalog, shelve, mend or recommend books in a school's library media center.
- Chaperone on a class field trip.
- Devote your computer or communications skills to school newsletters, web sites, or other publicity.
- Lead the PTO or a Booster Club.*
- Sponsor or assist with an extracurricular club.*
- Mulch, rake, weed, paint or otherwise beautify a school campus.
- Prepare food for hungry and appreciative students and faculty/staff.
- Ask if there is anything else you can do!
Volunteer Requirements & Guidelines
On the first visit, volunteers will be asked to complete a School Volunteer Application and provide a picture I.D. Volunteers sign in at the school's main office and receive a volunteer or visitor badge each time they visit a school.
Volunteers work under the direction and supervision of school personnel and should know and follow school policies and rules, which include maintaining confidentiality of student and school information. These are explained in the Volunteer Handbook you will receive when you sign up to volunteer. Like faculty, staff and students, volunteers may not use tobacco products on school property.
Albemarle County Public Schools recognizes the danger that sex offenders pose to student safety. Under state law, sex offenders are not permitted to be on school property during school hours without a court order. Every volunteer is screened using the Sex Offender and Crimes against Minors Registry, as required by School Board Policy KN, Sex Offender Registry Notification.
Click Here: Virginia.gov, Virginia State Police - Sex Offender Registry Search Link
(always check "Include contiguous zip codes")
If the volunteers ID is not from the surrounding area (UVA students), check the zip code shown on their ID and their local zip code; again check "Include contiguous zip codes".
Volunteer Tracking Coordinators, please contact Shantron Franklin-Sims for your school's quarterly tracking worksheet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Gloria Rockhold
Community Engagement Manager
Albemarle County Public Schools
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902