VOWS, Inc. (Volunteers of Warwick Schools) is a non-profit corporation that was organized by a group of Warwick citizens and incorporated in 1975.
Why was VOWS developed?
VOWS was designed to be the centrally directed, district-wide school volunteer
management system that supports the educational goals of the Warwick Public
Schools. The program was created with the cooperation and encouragement of the
Superintendent of Schools and has the endorsement of the School Committee.
What is VOWS' mission?
VOWS mission is to provide opportunities for meaningful family involvement through centrally directed, trained and managed pool of volunteers whose primary focus is meeting the educational needs of Warwick’s Public School students and whose primary ethic is respect for their privacy.
What are VOWS’ goals?
To effectively and accountably direct and coordinate volunteer activities and
programs within the Warwick Public Schools;
To help meet the educational needs of individual students by working cooperatively
with Teachers and Principals to recruit and coordinate appropriate volunteers
who can help meet those needs;
To expand communication between the home, our schools and the community; and
To provide for and support the growth of volunteers within the school system.
What is VOWS’ guiding philosophy?
What all VOWS have in common is a love for children combined with a commitment to public education. VOWS are trained to have the deepest respect for children’s privacy. CONFIDENTIALITY is the guiding principal behind all service. VOWS are not to be placed in THEIR child’s classroom when they volunteer in a direct educational capacity in order to insure the confidentiality of all children. VOWS are encouraged to be punctual, reliable and know they are accountable.