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 red Call to Action tab will be posted on the home page of this site and 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
Secondary English Textbook Adoption Committee
Have you ever wondered how textbooks are chosen for classes taught in Virginia Beach City Public Schools? Now is your chance to be part of the process. The school division needs two parents/guardians to serve on the Secondary English Textbook Adoption Committee, English 6-12. The committee will meet June 25-26 and Aug. 1. For more information or to volunteer, contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction by calling 757.263.1070.
2013 STEM After-School Robotics Technical Advisor
Are you in a technical or engineering field? Do you have a background in science or mathematics? Do you possess abilities in programming and soldering? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the STEM Robotics Challenge needs you! This challenge involves teams of students from more than 50 Virginia Beach schools (at the elementary, middle and high school levels) and teaches students valuable skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Teams at each of our participating schools need technical advisors to provide engineering support and technical guidance and direction as students learn to construct and program their robots which will be used during the SRC competition being held in June. Advisors should be available one hour each week to participate in after-school club meetings. If you possess the know-how and are interested in helping students to achieve their goals, please contact Dr. Patrick Konopnicki, Director of Technical and Career Education, at 757.648.6180 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.