With 40 partnering schools, we offer an extensive array of volunteer opportunities. Taking into consideration your interests, skill-set and the needs of the school where you may prefer to volunteer we will surely have an appropriate volunteer position for you. Perhaps you like the idea of working one-on-one with a student or you may prefer to serve as a classroom or office assistant. Whether you want to volunteer on an on-going basis or one time only, let us know how you envision your volunteer involvement and we’ll match you appropriately. We can also accommodate group volunteers so be sure to let us know by email or in your application if you are representing a group.
Example volunteer roles, just to name a few:
Field day volunteer
“Read Across America” day volunteer
School beautification project volunteer
Adopt a classroom volunteer(s)
If you would like volunteer in more of a planning capacity, we invite you to join the school’s Citizens Advisory Group (CAG).
Upon receipt of your application, CIS of Richmond will work with you to identify a volunteer site and role that best suits your interests, skill-set and availability. We will also provide the necessary background check forms to you along with instructions. Once all forms are completed return them to CIS-R for processing.
For those volunteers who will work one-on-one with a student (ie, mentoring or tutoring), a fee is involved with conducting additional background checks. You can help CIS-R save money and allow us to better serve Richmond students by covering the$10 fee. Once your volunteer role is determined you can make your payment using our secure PayPal account. To do so click on the ‘Pay Now’ button below. You may also mail a check or cash to the CIS-R office. If you cannot cover this cost please let us know.
Communities In Schools of Richmond
2922 West Marshall Street, Ste. 2
Richmond, VA 23230
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I was a new mother, 14 credits behind in school, and unsure I would ever graduate. My mother found out that CIS of Richmond had a program for students like me with small, family-like classes, academic support, college readiness activities, and additional social support services. I attended the CIS Performance Learning Center daily and even stayed after school to get ahead in my schoolwork. Because of my hard work and the support of my teachers and CIS, I was a graduate of the Class of 2009. I am now a student at Virginia Commonwealth University where I am studying to become a Nurse Anesthesiologist. I hope that other students in my predicament have a chance to turn their dreams into goals like I did.