Pacifica School Volunteers is grateful for the support we
have from teachers working with volunteers. The main role
of the volunteer is to support your work as a teacher by helping
students with classroom work, or other classroom activities.
Each volunteer likes to feel they are making a difference
in the life of a child.
have found the following tips help create a positive relationship
with the volunteer, and makes the experience more rewarding
for the teacher, volunteers and the children.
your volunteer begins, here is a helpful list to review:
and times to work in classroom
Name the students should use for the volunteer (Mr., Ms.,
Place where volunteer can leave personal belongings
Designation of work area
Classroom duties for the volunteer
Procedures for taking students out of the classroom for
individual work if necessary
the teacher will tell the volunteer or the dayís assignment
(note, folder, other means)
How teacher and volunteer will keep in touch (brief weekly
meeting, telephone, email)
classroom rules and policies (class management techniques,
reinforcement techniques preferred). Volunteers can remind
students of rules, but they are not responsible for discipline.
also important to discuss with the volunteer the procedures
to follow if he or she will be late or absent. Please ask
the volunteer how to reach them in the event your class will
not be available on their assigned day (for example, if you
go on a field trip).
for all your dedication and hard work!