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Volunteers in Education

VBCPS values and promotes active engagement of the community in all our schools. The Office of Community Engagement coordinates many volunteer opportunities for community members to interact and contribute to the academic achievement of our students and the overall continuous improvement of VBCPS.

Parents, guardians, community members and military personnel are able to support students, staff and school initiatives through the Volunteers in Education program.

Thousands of individuals serve as volunteers in our schools each year. In fact, during the 2017-18 school year, more than 31,000 volunteers donated approximately 388,000 hours of service in VBCPS. The value of this service is estimated at more than $9 million*.

Volunteer opportunities may include:

  • Serving in a PTA/PTO/PTSA

  • Serving as tutors, mentors or guest speakers

  • Providing assistance in classrooms, cafeterias, libraries or main offices

  • Organizing student enrichment and recognition activities

  • Supporting special events, athletics, school planning councils and advisory boards

Become a VBCPS Volunteer in Education by:

  • Completing a Request to Volunteer form to obtain assistance with placement at a school. Return the completed form to the school of your choice or the Office of Community Engagement, if you’d like help identifying a school to serve.

  • Logging volunteer hours through the VBCPS Get Connected database. VBCPS uses this information to quantify the value of volunteer service and apply for divisionwide federal grants that benefit our schools and students!

*Calculations based on the Independent Sector Organization's estimated hourly value of volunteer time for 2018 which is $24.69 per hour.