We welcome parent volunteers into our classrooms at all times and you will participate in a wide variety of activities. There may be occasions when you help directly in the classroom; however, much small group and individual work is done on tables directly outside the classroom. This leaves the rest of the class undisturbed by the valuable things you do, and vice versa for the student(s) you work with.

  • Arrive to the classroom promptly. Allow time to stop by the front desk, check-in, and get your badge for safety purposes.
  • Realize that when you come, you may be asked to work with many children, not just your own child.
  • Turn off cell phones while working in the classroom.
  • If you are asked to use equipment in the faculty workroom and have questions after your staff member trains you, consult the front desk for assistance.
  • Check with the teacher before bringing younger siblings with you on the days you volunteer at school.
  • While you volunteer, if you observe a child or children demonstrating poor or inappropriate behavior report the incident directly to the teacher. Any type of discipline should be handled by the CHCA staff member, not the volunteer.

Check the Staff Responsibilities Handbook Section for a suggested list of topics to discuss with the teacher before you start. Free free to take initiative and start that conversation if your volunteer time is soon and a conversation and/or training has yet to occur.

Last modified: 12 August 2021


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