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Volunteer Activity Descriptions - Level 1

The Arts:

  • Supports the schools’ music, art, drama, dance, or band program in any capacity.
  • Assists with school events.
  • Helps teacher/sponsor with preparations and clean-up.
  • Helps design and build stage sets for school performances.
  • Designs and/or makes costumes.
  • Travels with students to performances.
  • Organizes fundraisers.

Classroom: (Basic Reading, Math, English, Science, Social Studies)

  • Works with students in general subject area.
  • Supervises learning centers, games, and other areas.
  • Monitors and assists with computer-based learning applications.
  • Works with small groups on special projects.
  • Assists teacher in organizing classroom.

Clerical: Assists with the operation of the school in such specified roles such as receptionist, data input assistant, or file clerk.  

Dade Partner (other): Business or organization that has adopted a school to provide support and resources.

Day Chaperone:  

  • Assists the school and teachers in overseeing students on field trips.
  • Takes responsibility for a group of students as assigned by the teacher.
  • Ensures the safety of all the students.
  •  Remains with the group during the entire trip.

Volunteer Chaperone Guidelines

  • Chaperones/volunteers must be 21 years of age or older, even if the person is an employee of M-DCPS.
  • Chaperones/volunteers may not bring preschoolers or children who are not registered at the school for which they are volunteering on the trip.
  • Chaperones/volunteers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages or using mood modifiers at any time.

Educational Excellence School Advisory Council (EESAC):

The EESAC is the sole body responsible for final decision-making at the school relating to implementation of the provision of the state system of improvement and accountability. The EESAC’s additional responsibilities include the following:

  • To assist in the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan (SIP);
  • To assist in the preparation and evaluation of the school’s annual budget; and
  • To recommend waivers or changes to Florida Statute, Florida Board of Education Rules, School Board Bylaws & Policies, and labor contract provisions.


  • Assists media specialist as needed.
  • Reads to students or serves as a story-teller.
  • Assists students with creating audio/visual media presentations
  • Assists with book fairs.



  • Assists at any grade level and in any subject area.
  • Works with small groups of students to reinforce basic skills.
  • Offers remedial help or reinforcement activities.
  • Provides additional support to exceptional students.


  • Provides students with the opportunity to learn about careers, hobbies, talents, travel experiences, and skills.
  • Delivers motivational presentations.
  • Supports instructional program.



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