Job Description

  • Position Type:
    Volunteers/Classroom Volunteer

  • Date Posted:
    10/23/2020

  • Location:
    Cactus High School - Glendale, AZ

  •   Welcome to Peoria Unified. We appreciate your interest and value your time assisting in the classroom, office, cafeteria, library, on a field trip, or wherever you choose to apply your talents in our schools.

    The safety of our students is of great concern to us. To ensure school safety we have chosen to take various precautions to protect our students.

    Whether you would like to volunteer at an elementary or high school, all Peoria Unified volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and provide a new application every year, even if you are a returning volunteer.
    • All volunteer athletic coaches must apply to the Volunteer Coach posting. Search “Volunteer Coach” at https://jobs.peoriaunified.org/
    • New volunteers are required to read the district’s Volunteer Handbook and view the Volunteer Orientation video
    • Elementary chaperones must complete the questionnaire after viewing the Field Trip Chaperone Orientation
    • Volunteers are required to sign in/sign out and record volunteer hours
    • Volunteer materials and orientations can be found at www.peoriaunified.org in the section, I Would Like To à Volunteer

    The major goal of the district’s volunteer program is to assist schools in providing the best possible education for each student. The services of volunteers are utilized in schools and district offices to accomplish the following objectives:
    • to relieve teachers and support personnel of some non-instructional tasks;
    • to provide teachers with more time to work with students;
    • to enrich the curriculum and children’s learning opportunities;
    • to provide individual attention to those children who need more one-on-one assistance than the classroom teacher is able to provide;
    • to promote a school-home-community partnership for quality education.
    Everyone who cares about children and education is a potential volunteer. Prior teaching experience is not necessary. Volunteers include seniors, community members, college students, parents and grandparents.
    Peoria Unified School Volunteers:
    • recognize that well-educated children are our greatest natural resource;
    • are dependable;
    • have good health and moral character;
    • are willing to accept supervision and responsibility;
    • understand and appreciate the work of the school staff.

    The Peoria Unified School District offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Some jobs provide the volunteer with a chance to work with children while many other jobs are available to those who prefer not to work directly with students.

    Classroom Instructional Volunteer: For those who enjoy working directly with individual or small groups of students, volunteers are needed to listen to students read, reinforce basic math, or assist students with written assignments.

    Classroom Assistance Volunteer: Classroom volunteers perform tasks such as putting up bulletin boards, correcting papers, preparing materials, photocopying, and other jobs to provide the teacher with more time for planning and teaching students.

    Office Clerical Assistant: Clerical assistants work with the school secretary and office staff to provide support and assistance with duties such as sorting mail, photocopying school newsletters and flyers, preparing and distributing classroom supply orders, typing, answering phones, and preparing bulletin boards for the office area.

    Special Education Volunteer: Our school system serves many children with special needs. Children with physical, mental or emotional handicaps benefit greatly from the assistance of an extra caring adult. Volunteers are needed to assist students who attend special education classes in neighborhood schools throughout the district. For example, physically handicapped students who are unable to write need volunteers to write for them.

    Health Office Assistant: Health office volunteers are not permitted access to student health records. The 1996 HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requires privacy of student records.

    Library or Media Center Volunteer: Assistance to the librarian or media center specialist can be provided by repairing and shelving books, completing clerical tasks or preparing bulletin boards and displays. Volunteers may also choose to work directly with students helping them to locate and use library materials.

    Other Assignments: Volunteers also assist with the visual and performing arts programs or technology labs. They serve as art masterpiece docents and program assistants.




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