Volunteer

Within all the schools in our district, there are many ways parents and other community members can help support our children.

Volunteering

  1. Volunteer in a child's classroom: Many teachers, especially in the elementary schools, welcome assistance from a reliable adult. Contact your child's teacher or any school office with your offer to volunteer and to set up a schedule.
  2. Senior volunteers through RSVP: If you are a senior citizen, consider registering with RSVP of Chemung County.
  3. Join a Board of Education committee: Several volunteers are needed on our School Board committees. Contact Kathleen McDarby (kmcdarby@elmiracityschools.com), Board clerk, for more information.
  4. Volunteer to tutor: Are you an expert in your field? Retired teacher? Do you have an interest in one-on-one tutoring? Contact Derek Almy at 735-3040 (dalmy@elmiracityschools.com) for details.
  5. Volunteer to tell students about your career/job: Do you have an interesting job? Do you have a rewarding career? Are you a minority who has broken barriers in your field? Share your experience with a class through our Career and Technical Education Program. Contact Shelley Bailey to make arrangements (sbailey@elmiracityschools.com).

Download the Volunteer Application.

Other ways to get involved

Donate: Your donation can purchase school supplies, a workbook - or help a student pay for the SAT or AP exam. For information, call 735-3010.

Cheer: Attend a sporting event. Schedules are available at schedulegalaxy.com.

Teach: Become a substitute teacher or obtain permanent teaching certification. Call the Personnel Department at 735-3020 for more information.

Vote: In school board elections, budget votes and referendums, every vote matters.

Join: Booster clubs rely on community and alumni support to buy athletic and physical education supplies.

Enjoy: Support our performers at a play, concert or musical.

Host: If you own a business, bring in a student intern and provide real work experience. For information about hosting an intern, call 735-3366.

Share: Whatever your talent or "treasure," share it with a child. You will make a difference!