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Volunteer Activity Descriptions - Level 2

Certified Volunteer:  Volunteer who takes a leadership role by assisting with the management of school volunteers or the School Volunteer Program

  • Works cooperatively with school administration.
  • Assists with the recruitment of local businesses or Dade partners.
  • Serves as a resource for parents new to the school.
  • Assists the school volunteer liaison with management of the school’s volunteer program.
  • Helps recruit of volunteers as needed.
  • Attends all or most of the meetings of the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA/PTSA) .

Mentor (other):

  • Attends a mentor training which provides an overview of the program and mentoring responsibilities/conduct. (required)
  • Serves as a student advocate, role model, and advisor, helping the student understand how education will help reach personal goals.
  • Encourages school attendance; discourages tardiness
  • Commits a minimum of 30-60 minutes per week.

Overnight Chaperone: An overnight chaperone’s require overnight hotel accommodations with students.

  • Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older.
  • 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.
  • Chaperones may not bring preschoolers or children who are not registered at the school for which they are volunteering on the trip.
  • Chaperones are prohibited from sharing a room with students.
  • Chaperones are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages or using mood modifiers at any time.

Physical Education Assistant: 

  • Assists during physical education classes or outdoor events.
  • Helps the physical education teacher with team games.
  • Assists teachers with sports activities or/ field day events.

District/Region Volunteer:  Volunteer who supports the District or Region office under the direction of a School Board member or administrator.  Each volunteer will be issued an ID badge.



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