• Be a GCS volunteer!

    You've got a passion for helping students and seeing public educators succeed. Be a part of our students' growth experience.

    With 126 schools, you're always in a great spot to volunteer! 

    Talisa Jones-Junior Achievement

    Whether you have one hour to contribute occasionally, or have a desire to be a weekly reading buddy, every opportunity we have to work with you is valued and appreciated.  

    Each year volunteers help support our students and schools by making great contributions like these:

    • Speak to students about their work and interests
    • Become a GCS advocate
    • Work with students as Reading/Lunch Buddies
    • Helping pick up or organize supplies in the Teacher Supply Warehouse
    • Lead school campus clean-up projects 
    • Mentor a young man or young woman
    • Teach the importance of character and integrity
    • Help in the school front office
    • Assist a teacher in the classroom or the cafeteria
    • Plant flowers outside of our schools
    • Help paint and renovate classrooms or sort and inventory athletic equipment

    During the 2017-18 school year, 13,400 volunteers contributed 451,671 hours. Their time is priceless, but at the national value of an hour of volunteer time, their service totals more than $11 million. 

    Getting started:

    For the safety of our students, and in compliance with our Board of Education Administrative Policy KF, volunteers who are 16 years old and older are required to register with GCS and complete a background check for any volunteer work that has the potential for unsupervised time with students. 



    If you are interested in volunteering at a particular school, please register and contact the school office to speak with the volunteer coordinator. If you need assistance selecting a school, please contact us and we'll get you connected.

  • 712 N. Eugene Street
    Greensboro, NC 27401
    Phone: 336-370-8353
    Fax: 336-574-3863

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