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Do you enjoy working with children or in a school setting? If so, Columbus Public Schools provide many opportunities to become involved.

We can give you the chance to work in one of our five elementary schools with students in grades K-4, in our middle school with students in grades 5-8 or in our high school with students in grades 9-12. By helping a child succeed in school, you will make a big difference in his or her life.

If working with students seems too intimidating, perhaps you would prefer to do something more behind the scenes such as assisting in the office or shelving books in the library. With school buildings located throughout town, one will surely be close to your home.

The elementary school hours are 8 a.m.-3:25 p.m., middle school 8:05 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and high school 8:10 a.m.-3:40 p.m. If you work during the school day, don’t worry, there are also many evening activities where you can be of assistance.

To find out more information, contact Michelle Cruise at 402-563-7000 Ext. 10651 or by e-mail at cruisem@discoverers.org. Both the application and release of information form must be submitted before a person can volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities

English Language Learners
Speaking Spanish is not a requirement. Opportunity to work with students in grades K-12.

Helping with vocabulary
Assisting with writing
Helping with reading

High School
Phone receptionist
Copying materials
Receiving/checking out library materials
Helping with mailings
Chaperoning dances
Assisting at events

Middle School
Shelving books
Assisting with activity nights
Tutoring at Friday night school
Helping with study halls
Labeling newsletters
Stuffing report cards in envelopes
Assisting in the office

Reading to students
Listening to students read
Helping in classrooms
Assisting with homework
Helping in the lunchroom
Working as a crossing guard
Helping in the library
Helping with special events
Assisting with book fairs