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Parent Volunteer Manual

The DOs and DON’Ts of Volunteering

To capably assist the school with additional services, all volunteers are requested to keep in mind the following:

  • DO take a personal interest in helping and working with teachers, staff and students.
  • DO be willing to learn more about fostering the process of growth and development in children.
  • DO participate in training programs offered to volunteers.
  • DO be willing and able to follow directions from teachers and staff.
  • DO be adaptable and flexible when working with children.
  • DO have a cooperative attitude in working with school personnel.
  • DO be imaginative, creative and optimistic.
  • DO be consistent and dependable.
  • DO keep all student information strictly confidential.
  • DO have a sense of humor as well a patience and understanding.
  • DO accept each child for who they are.
  • DO let the teacher be responsible for discipline.

  • DON’T forget to sign in and out of the office every time you’re in the building.
  • DON’T scold when pointing out errors. Use a positive approach.
  • DON’T become annoyed when students don’t understand something the first time.
  • DON’T be afraid to laugh at yourself.
  • DON’T lose your temper.
  • DON’T do a student’s work for them.
  • DON’T discuss student’s work with anyone but the teacher.
  • DON’T ask teachers or others for personal information about students.
  • DON’T threaten or punish students.
  • DON’T intervene or contradict a teacher once a problem has been handled.
  • DON’T forget to contact the teacher or school if you can’t fulfill your commitment.


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