Modesto City Schools hopes to empower the community in making a difference at their schools. A volunteer opportunity allows adult volunteers to assist teachers and staff with supporting the educational needs of our students. It’s a chance to make a difference that will resonate throughout the school. Please contact the school where you are interested in volunteering.

Volunteer Role

  • Serve as a positive role model.

  • Strive for mutual respect and trust.

  • Assist teachers and staff where they need help.

  • Support students in their learning.

Participation Requirements

  • Be interested in working with young people.

  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures, specifically confidentiality and volunteer policies.

  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments.

  • Communicate with students during designated school time only, (no social media, email or phone contact), unless specific arrangements have been made with the principal.

  • Be willing to communicate regularly with school staff and take constructive feedback.

  • No use of illicit drugs.

  • No use of alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner.

  • Not currently in treatment for substance abuse.

  • Not currently in treatment for an uncontrolled mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years.

  • Use only materials provided by or approved by the schools, no political or religious materials may be brought to the school, no proselytizing in any way.

Personal Qualities Needed

  • Reliable and consistent.

  • Willing listener.

  • Encouraging and supportive.

  • Patient and flexible.

  • Tolerant and respectful of individual differences.