Are you ready to ‘be the change’ that Richmond needs? If so, the children of Verde Elementary in Richmond can use your help.
The staff and community members at Verde Elementary are seeking volunteers, according to a recent correspondence from C. Sequoia Erasmus, director of community engagement for the City of Richmond.
Here’s the rundown from Verde Elementary on the roles they need volunteers to fill:
- Mentors: 3-15 mentors needed, one hour per week to build rapport with specific students;
- Classroom volunteers: Up to 13 volunteers needed, at least one hour per week to support students and classroom projects;
- Reading volunteers: Up to 13 volunteers needed, 1/2 hour, two times per week to read out loud to the classroom;
- Playground volunteers: Any number of volunteers needed, time commitment varies—can be as little as 20 minutes per week and as much as the volunteer would like;
- Art docents: 2-3 volunteers needed, 45 minutes to one hour per week for approximately 2-3 weeks in total to develop an art project to do with a class that centers on a history or a social science.
“Becoming actively involved in education at the local level can help influence the direction and quality of learning for all students,” according to a statement by the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). “Children are dependent on an involved and caring community to have positive impact in their lives. Your involvement can make a world of difference in the life of a child.”
Verde Elementary is located at 2000 Giaramita Street in Richmond. Any community members interested in volunteering at the school should contact PTA President Keishandra Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to get involved.
For more info about volunteering at any WCCUSD school, apply online here or call 510-795-6488 x113 to have a paper application mailed.