Volunteer Opportunities at EastThere are many different ways in which you can volunteer at East. All opportunities require volunteers to be patient, caring, and flexible while working with scholars. The following are just a few examples of volunteer opportunities:Core Content Classroom Tutor and Support: If you are passionate about a specific subject area and want to volunteer directly in a classroom, volunteering in a "core content" class might be a great fit for you. These classes include Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts. Volunteers serve with classroom teachers, providing support through one-on-one, small group, and large group instruction in order to help scholars understand the material. Volunteers should be ready to develop a close working relationship with the classroom teacher and should have moderate strength in the subject area (no expertise is required!).Literacy Classroom Tutor and Support: If you like reading, writing, and language comprehension, you may enjoy volunteering in a Literacy classroom. East has a variety of literacy classess to support scholars' literacy development. All scholars in grades 6-9 have a literacy class of either System 44, Read 180, or Workshop, according to their literacy skills. As scholars improve their reading and writing abilities, they can advance to the next level of literacy class. Volunteers serve with literacy classroom teachers, providing support through guided reading, computer modules, and small group instruction. Volunteers should be ready to develop a close working relationship with the literacy classroom teacher and should have moderate strength in reading and writing convention and styles (no expertise is required!).Support Classroom Tutor: If you are knowledgeable and interested in many different subject areas, volunteering in a support room might be a great fit for you. Support rooms are a loose equivalent to structured study halls. Scholars are assigned to support just like they are other classes, and they use their support period to work on homework, catch up on missing assignments, study for exams, or to practice concepts they are learning in class. Volunteers serve with a group of teachers, providing one-on-one or small group instructions to scholars. Volunteers should be adaptive and capable of supporting scholars in each, or most, subject area(s) (no expertise is required!).School Events and Operations: If you are not interested in volunteering with scholars but still want to support the school, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Volunteers can serve on school committees, plan and staff school events, fundraise, stock the food and resource pantry, and more.
These are only four snapshots of ways in which you can volunteer at East. You can specify your volunteer interests in the Volunteer Application Form. We are more than happy to try and accommodate your skills, talents, and time for the benefit of our young scholars and school.