Have you ever thought about all the people and processes that work together to make a school a healthy, stable environment for learning? Teachers and administrators work tirelessly to provide students with a strong education, sense of discipline, and respect for knowledge. But schools function best when they belong to communities of interested, involved individuals and families.
You can bring a lot to a school in the form of your energy, time, ideas, or donations. Here are some ways to get started using your skills and resources to help your local school.
Come to school to assist:
Share information with a student or class about a hobby.
Share information with a student or a class about a career.
Share information with students about a country you visited or lived in.
Tutor one or a small group of students in reading, math, or other area.
Help check a student's written work.
Help sew or paint a display.
Help build something (such as a loft in a classroom or new playground).
Help students work on a final exhibition or project (can also be done at home or workplace).
Demonstrate cooking from a particular country or culture to students.*
Increase financial resources available to the school.
Help write a proposal that would bring new resources to the school.
Donate materials to the school.
Arrange for a business or other organization to donate materials to the school.
Help with a fundraiser for the school.