AAPS Stategic Partnership Volunteers


 

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  • Complete the Volunteer Application get started
  • Clear a background check, submit your vaccine information and complete an orientation.
  • Once you complete the onboarding, you will be able to view and sign up for specific opportunities
  • Once you have selected an opportunity, you will be notified once a match is made.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Classroom Support Volunteer

Overview

As a Classroom Support volunteer, you assist a teacher or other AAPS staff member in a classroom setting to support AAPS students.

Your primary role is to be a positive role model for AAPS students.

The type of assistance you will provide will depend on the student(s) you are working with, your experience and skills, and the needs of the AAPS staff member. 

Required:

  • Interest and/or experience volunteering with children.

  • Able to commit to volunteering at least 1 day a week for at least 3 months during the AAPS school day (9 am - 4 pm)

Ideal for volunteers who…

  • Enjoy interacting with children.

  • Want to serve as a positive adult role model for AAPS students through volunteering at an AAPS school or schools. 

  • Seek an introduction to the field of education and are interested in a possible career in the field. 
  • Seek to gain professional experience assisting teachers and working with students.

Learn about this role: Classroom Support Volunteer Description

Apply for a Classroom Support Volunteer Opportunity Here.

Literacy Support Volunteer

Overview

As a Literacy Support Volunteer you will work with identified Elementary School students on specific literacy-building tasks and activities as directed by a Building Literacy Coach (BLC).

Literacy Support Volunteers will engage students in reading books with a specific focus on decoding words, cultural responsiveness and comprehension.

You will work with individual students or small groups of students over the course of your volunteer shift. 

**Every Literacy Support Volunteer must participate in an additional training before volunteering.**

Required:

  • Able to attend required 1 hour in person Literacy Support Volunteer training prior to volunteering. Information about training will be provided after placement.
  • Interest and/or experience volunteering with children
  • Proficiency in elementary ELA/writing.
  • Able to commit to volunteering at least 1 day a week for at least 3 months during the AAPS school day (9 am - 4 pm)

Ideal for volunteers who…

  • Enjoy interacting with children.

  • Are interested in working 1:1 or in small groups with students to support their understanding and love of literacy.
  • Want to serve as a positive adult role model for AAPS students through volunteering at an AAPS school or schools. 

  • Seek an introduction to the field of education or is interested in a possible career in the field. 

Learn more about the Literacy Volunteer Support role here

Apply for a Literacy Support Volunteer Opportunity Here.

Math Support Volunteer

Overview

As a Math Support Volunteer you will work with identified Elementary School students on specific math activities as directed by a Building Math Coach or other AAPS staff member.  

Math Support Volunteers will engage students in targeted math games/activities that reinforce foundational mathematical skills and support students’ development of a positive math identity. 

You will work with individual students or small groups of students in 15 - 20 minute intervals over the course of your volunteer shift. 

Every Math Support Volunteer will receive additional training specific to their role prior to volunteering.

Required:

  • You must be able to attend a required 30-40 minute Math Support Volunteer training prior to volunteering.
  • Interest and/or experience volunteering with children
  • Proficiency in basic elementary math
  • Able to commit to volunteering at least 1 day a week for at least 3 months during the AAPS school day (9 am - 4 pm).

Ideal for volunteers who…

  • Enjoy interacting with children.

  • Are interested in working 1:1 or in small groups with students to support their understanding and love of math.
  • Want to serve as a positive adult role model for AAPS students through volunteering at an AAPS school or schools. 

  • Seek an introduction to the field of education and is interested in a possible career in the field. 

Learn more here: Math Support Volunteer Position Description

Apply for a Math Support Volunteer Opportunity Here.

Academic Support Volunteer

  

Overview

As an Academic support volunteer, you will work with students on their school work as directed by an AAPS staff member.

Proficiency in an academic subject is required for this role. 

Required:

  • Interest and/or experience volunteering with children.

  • Proficiency in an academic subject applicable to the opportunity, including but not limited to English, math, science, social studies, and writing. 

  • Able to commit to volunteering at least 1 day a week for at least 3 months during the AAPS school day (9 am - 4 pm).

  • Prior experience teaching, tutoring, or providing academic support to K-12 students.

Ideal for volunteers who…

  • Want to help students achieve academic goals.

  • Want to gain experience in the education field or apply existing experience.

  • Have a firm grasp of the selected activities' subject matter (grade level and subject).

  • Are comfortable guiding students through assignments.

Learn more about this role: Academic Support Volunteer

Apply for Academic Support opportunities here.

Bilingual Support Volunteer

Overview

Bilingual Student Support Volunteers provide a positive adult role model to AAPS English Language Learner (ELL) students.

Students being supported need additional assistance with school work and/or an additional adult who speaks the student’s native language. Tasks can include help with assignments, literacy support, social engagement, math support, assistance during recess, lunchtime, and more. You may also be assigned to support a newcomer to our country.

Required:

  • Must be fluent in a language other than English that matches the language of the student(s) you are working with.
  • Interest and/or experience volunteering with children.

  • Able to commit to volunteering at least 1 day a week for at least 3 months during the AAPS school day (9 am - 4 pm)

Ideal for volunteers who…

  • Want to help ELL students achieve academic goals

  • Want to gain experience or share past experience in the education field working specifically with ELL students

  • If interested in working with MS or HS students, is proficient in an academic subject, including but not limited to English, math, science, social studies, and/or writing.

 

English Language Learner (ELL) Student Support Volunteer

Overview:

ELL Student Support Volunteers provide a positive adult role model to AAPS English Language Learner (ELL) students who need additional assistance with school work and/or additional social engagement.

Tasks can include homework help, literacy support, math support, social support, and more. The type of support will depend on the need of the student and the expertise of the volunteer. You may also work with students who are newcomers to our country.

Required...

  • Interest in working with English Language Learners
  • Able to commit to at least 1 hour a week for at least 3 months.

Ideal for volunteers who…

  • Have interest or experience working with English Language Learners
  • If interested in working with Middle School or High School Students, are proficient in an academic subject, including but not limited to English, math, science, social studies, and/or writing. 

 

Library Support Volunteer

Library / Welcome

Overview

As a Library Support Volunteer, you will provide an extra set of hands to an AAPS librarian in the Media Center of a school.

Your primary role is to be a positive role model for AAPS students. Library support tasks can include collecting books from the school building, checking in books, reshelving books, helping students find books, preparing for check out, checking out books to students, creating book and showcase displays, and more.

Required:

 

  • Interest and/or experience volunteering with children.

  • Ability to interface with online catalog with instruction from a librarian.

  • Proficiency in the English alphabet and numerical system.

  • Ability to volunteer at minimum once a week for at least 3 months.

Ideal for volunteers who…

  • Have an interest in working in a school setting.
  • Love organization and books!
  • Possess artistic skills for display creation.
  • Have experience or seeks experience in library sciences.

 

Lunchtime/Recess Support Volunteer

Overview

As a Lunchtime/Recess support volunteer, you will supervise students at playtime and lunchtime, helping to maintain a harmonious atmosphere and manage conflicts.

Lunchtime/Recess support tasks can include organizing games and activities, helping students transition from lunch to recess, assisting staff and students during the lunch period, and other tasks as needed. The type of assistance you will provide will depend on the needs of the school(s), your experience and skills, and the interests of the AAPS contact.

Required:

 

  • Interest and/or experience volunteering with children.

  • Ability to model positive social behavior to the students.

  • Availability during the lunch/recess period from approximately 11:00 am-1:15 pm at least 1 day a week. 

Ideal for volunteers who…

  • Have experience volunteering with children.
  • Have experience mentoring students.
  • Have experience as a camp counselor or similar position.
  • Are willing to commit to volunteering at least 1 days per week during the lunchtime/recess period (11:00am-1:15pm)

Learn more here

Apply for a Lunchtime/Recess Support Opportunity Here.

Office Support Volunteer

Overview

As an Office Support volunteer, you will support AAPS staff with daily tasks.

Tasks include but are not limited to answering phones, answering the front door, assisting students and staff with basic questions, and basic clinic support (bandaids, ice packs, digital temperature, dry clothing), etc. 

Required:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Must be willing to volunteer at least once a week for three months

Ideal for volunteers who...

  • Enjoy working in education settings.
  • Want to serve as a positive adult role model for AAPS students through volunteering at an AAPS school or schools.

  • Have previous experience or interest in the administrative aspects of education or in an office setting.

Learn more about this role

Apply to be an Office Support Volunteer

Mission Statement

The Ann Arbor Public Schools serves over 17,000 students through 19 elementary schools, 2 K-8 schools, 5 middle schools, 5 high schools, a preschool center, the A2 Virtual Academy, and the Rec & Ed Department that reaches people from birth to forever.  Our mission is to ensure each student realizes his or her aspirations while advancing the common good, by creating a world-class system of innovative teaching and learning.

To learn more, check out a2schools.org or news.a2schools.org, follow the district on Facebook at Ann Arbor Public Schools, on Twitter @A2Schools check out the Ann Arbor Public Schools YouTube Channel, or see our schools' websites.