U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
Volunteers & Partners
Thousands of individuals serve as volunteers in our schools each year. In fact, during the 2020–2021 school year, more than 1,300 volunteers donated approximately 16,000 hours of service in VBCPS. The value of this service is estimated at more than $461,000*.
Volunteer opportunities may include:
- Serving as tutors, mentors, or guest speakers
- Providing assistance in classrooms, cafeteria, library, or main office
- Organizing student enrichment and recognition activities
- Supporting special events, athletics, school planning councils, and advisory boards
Visit Volunteer Opportunities browse volunteer opportunities by school or level and find an opportunity that fits your interests and talents. In addition:
- Parents can contact the PTA/PTSA at your child’s school to inquire about volunteer opportunities.
- Community members may complete a Request to Volunteer form to obtain assistance with placement at a school and return the completed form to the Office of Family and Community Engagement.
- Grandparents, seniors, and retirees are encouraged to review information regarding the Golden Circle Program, which recognizes volunteers age 55 and older for their service in our schools.
*Calculations based on the Independent Sector Organization's estimated hourly value of volunteer time for 2021 which is $28.54 per hour.