• Current Volunteer Opportunities

    Whether you are a professional looking to share your time or talent, a community member wanting to give back, or a parent looking to support your child's school, we are thankful for your interest in volunteering with ACPS.  Volunteers offer a huge resource and support base for ACPS while showing students the importance of education.  Below are current volunteer opportunities. 

     Please see below for the following opportunities!

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    SHARE YOUR TALENTS!

    VOLUNTEER TO OFFER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ACPS STUDENTS

    Do you have a skill or talent that you’d like to share with ACPS students?

    Starting in September, ACPS will be looking for volunteers to provide enrichment to students in grades K-5th who participate in the ACPS LINK Club afterschool program.

    LINK Club is an ACPS 21st Century Community Learning Center program funded by the Department of Education. LINK Club provides afterschool academic support on Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00pm at Brent Place Apartments, an affordable housing high-rise on the west-end. ACPS teachers offer academic support daily to approximately 50 K-5 students that reside at Brent Place. On Friday, LINK Club is looking for volunteers to offer students a variety of fun, hands-on enrichment opportunities to students who may not otherwise have the opportunity. 

    LINK enrichment sessions will take place every Friday and can be offered across 4 to 6 week timeframes. Enrichment offerings may include the following types of activities:

    • STEM - robotics, coding, science exploration/experiments, math learning games, chess, etc.
    • Literacy - bookmaking, story writing, playwriting/drama, poetry
    • Performing Arts - dance, karaoke idol, music production
    • Visual Arts - painting, drawing, comic books, sculpture, urban art, knitting, fashion design
    • Physical Ed/Health - soccer, basketball, flag football, yoga, aerobics, cooking class
    • Life Skills/Social Development - leadership, debate, conflict resolution/mindfulness, financial literacy
    • Others - If you are interested in offering something that you do not see here, feel free to suggest it. There is no limit to the types of enrichment we can offer!

    If you are and ACPS verified volunteer interested in sharing your skills with our students, please contact Shanna Samson at shanna.samson@acps.k12.va.us or call 703-619-8055.    

     


     
     

    Support Literacy  

    Become an Alexandria Tutoring Consortium Tutor

     

    The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium (ATC) coordinates literacy tutoring for kindergarten and first grade students in nine ACPS elementary schools. 

     ATC is currently looking for tutors to commit 30 or 40 minutes, once or twice a week, to assist students who need one-on-one tutoring to read on grade level.  Schools have prescribed times when tutoring is conducted; ATC will work to match your availability with a school.

     

    Interested?

     Contact Lisa Jacobs, Program Director
    Email Address: ljacobs@opmh.org
    Phone Number: 703-549-6670, ext. 119

     

    Or go to alexandriatutors.org and sign up!

     


      
     

    Be a Teacher Mentor with Higher Achievement

     

    Higher Achievement provides academic support, mentoring and enrichment to middle school students during after-school hours at Francis C. Hammond Middle School.

     

    Higher Achievement Teaching Mentors work with a small group of middle school scholars on Literature or Math lessons one night a week across 21 weeks. Teaching Mentors build relationships with their scholars week to week and help youth build social emotional and academic skills that will support students' success in high school, college and beyond.

     

    Interested?
    Interested volunteers should have a passion for working with youth, an interest in social justice learning, belief that opportunities matter, commitment to serving as a role model and willingness to build relationships with youth from diverse communities and background.
     
    Email Stephanie Valencia at svalencia@higherachievement.org or apply online at  higherachievement.org/volunteer.