Volunteer reading a book to elementary children.

Volunteering

The City School District of Albany welcomes volunteers to lend their skills and experience to a wide range of activities that support teachers and staff in all of our schools and throughout the district.

Anyone can volunteer in our schools -- parents, grandparents, college students and community members of all ages. Everyone has something to offer and we invite you to think about ways that your time and talents can assist the district in its mission to educate and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. We are committed to finding the right fit for each volunteer's interests and experience.

Where we need volunteers the most:

  • English-language learners need help from volunteers who speak English fluently
  • After-school tutors in any academic area for general homework help and for English language learners on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m. at Albany High School
  • Math help during the school day at Albany High School.

Other ways to volunteer:

  • Be a literacy volunteer. Help elementary-school students by reading to them and listening to them read to you; help with writing, vocabulary and other skills a student might need to strengthen.
  • Be a math volunteer. Help with math concepts at whatever level you are comfortable with.
  • Be a tutor. A tutor is a person who works closely with one or two students to help them with their academic work. Opportunities are available in all grades.
  • Be a mentor. A mentor connects with one student in friendly and supportive conversation, committing to meet regularly over a period of time (for one lunch a week, for example).
  • Be an expert. Speak to a class, a club or other group about your area of expertise, such as your craft, your job, your trip, or the subject of your research
  • Inspire students. Talk about how you overcame major obstacles to become a responsible member of society.
  • Be an occasional extra pair of hands. We have lots of events where an extra pair of hands or smiling face make all the difference.
  • Be a child care helper. PTAs and other meetings need help with child care
  • Help in the school office. Are you good at office work like typing, filing, organizing materials, answering phones? We could really use some help in one of our offices!
  • Help with after-school activities. Literacy, math, science and the arts. Different schools’ days end at different times ranging from 2:30 to 3:35 p.m.
  • Participate in an Albany High club. AHS has over 40 clubs from Robotics to Chess, GSA to ESL, Hiking to Fashion, and Homework too.
  • Speak another language? You could inspire students to speak it, too.
  • Come as a group. Ask how your friends and colleagues can volunteer together.
  • Like gardening? We have many school gardens during the fall and spring with students and all summer long.
  • Choose from a wide selection of schools
  • Enjoy flexible hours
  • Choose your area of interest
  • Directly affect student success through your efforts
  • Give back to your community
  • Help stretch tax dollars
  • Get paid with affection and appreciation