At various times throughout the year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools is in need of assistance from our community for specific activities. These times of need are referred to as a Call to Action. These Calls to Action target community volunteers with talents matching those needed by any of our 85 schools/centers or at the district level.
When there is a need for community volunteers the specific area of need will be listed below. If you would like to be contacted by email, when a Call to Action is announced, you may subscribe here.
Here is a sample of the types of activities that may be included in a Call to Action:
- Textbook adoption
- Curriculum development
- Advisory group/committee
- Special events
- Office assistance
Current Calls to Action
Thanks to a unique collaborative partnership between the school division, Virginia Beach GrowSmart, the City of Virginia Beach and several other city organizations, first-graders in three Virginia Beach Schools: Bayside, Point O'View and White Oaks Elementary Schools will be matched up with a volunteer tutor from the community. Tutors in the Virginia Beach READS program must commit to meet one to two mornings each week, beginning October 2014 through May 2015, to assist young readers one-one-one to develop and improve their literacy skills. Tutors choose the day (Monday-Thursday) and school. Training will be provided in September (date TBA) and no prior teaching experience is required.
If this sounds like an opportunity that you would be interested in, please contact Karen Kehoe to learn more by calling 757-385-0144 or email her at [email protected]
Textbook adoption is currently under way for several Technical and Career Education courses, including Auto Body and Paint Technology I/II, Carpentry, and Welding I/II. The textbook choices are on display for staff and public review at both the Virginia Beach Central Library and School Administration Building July 14 - August 14, 2014. The School Administration Building’s summer hours of operation are from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Whatever the request, we hope that you will be available to step in and help if you determine that your abilities match our needs. If you have questions about Call to Action, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at 757.263.1936 or email [email protected].