Suggestions for partner activities
A successful partnership is a two-way street. Both parties should benefit from activities. Here are some suggested ways your organization can assist a school:
Backpack Meals Program – help provide food for the weekend for selected students
Lunch Buddies – spend your lunch hour one day a week with a student
Story telling or expressive reading
Donations of supplies and materials
Fund drives or grant writing
Underwriting for school programs or guest speakers
Assistance with student incentives or awards program
And here are ways the school can return the favor:
Chorus or musical group performance at your location
Artwork for hallways or meeting rooms
Speakers for group meetings
Help with service projects
Members of your organization may not have the time to volunteer during school hours, but a school can still put their talents to work by providing projects they can work on from home.
Edit a newsletter, design a flyer or update a web page.
Working volunteers with artistic talents can provide curriculum enrichment before school or in an after-school program.
Volunteers who speak or read a language other than English can serve as an interpreter for parents at school events or help translate materials for use by parents.
Seek donations for student incentives or school-sponsored events.
Help write volunteer recruitment materials.
Advocate for volunteer time off with employers.