Volunteer ProgramThe goal of the Queen Anne’s County Volunteer program is to enhance the relationship between home, school, and the community. Together we should educate our students to become productive and contributing citizens in a diversified world.The Volunteer Handbook includes our procedure and guidelines for becoming a volunteer in the school system. The application forms are included at the end of the handbook. To download a PDF copy, please click on the link below:If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer, contact the school's volunteer coordinator or Julia Alley, Strategic Planning and Instructional Facilitator at the Board of Education:Sarah Hause410-758-2403 firstname.lastname@example.org
Making Key Connections with the Framework of Six Types of Involvement*
Assist families with parenting and child-rearing skills, understanding child and adolescent development, and setting home conditions that support children as students at each age and grade level. Assist schools in understanding families.
Communicate with families about school programs and student progress through effective school-to-home and home-to-school communications.
Improve recruitment, training, work, and schedules to involve families as volunteers and audiences at the school or in other locations to support students and school programs.
Type 4 LEARNING AT HOME
Involve families with their children in learning activities at home, including homework and other curriculum-related activities and decisions.
Include families as participants in school decisions, governance, and advocacy through PTA/PTO, school councils, committees, action teams, and other parent organizations.
Type 6 COLLABORATING WITH THE COMMUNITY
Coordinate community resources and services for students, families, and the school with businesses, agencies, and other groups, and provide services to the community.
*Dr. Joyce Epstein, Director, Center on School, Family and Community Partnerships, Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 2000, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Or contact Karen Clark Salinas at tel: 410-516-8818, fax: 410-516-8890 or email: email@example.com
*Epstein, J., Sanders, M., Simon, B., Salinas, K., Jansorn, N., & Van Voorhis, F. (2002).School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
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