Volunteer Opportunities

School Volunteer Requests!

 

Irish Elementary Track Meet Volunteer Sign Up - Voluntarios para atletismo

Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 

Location: Randy Yaussi Track at Poudre High School

This is the opportunity for students to qualify for the Poudre School District Manuel Cordova Elementary Track Meet in May! Our goal is to provide a quality track and field experience at the elementary level. *If you are only able to volunteer for part of the time, please indicate the time in the comment section*

SIGN UP: http://bit.ly/irishrelays19

We have several events and jobs for volunteers:

Irish Track Meet es un evento anual que se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 1 de mayo de 2019 en el Randy Yaussi Track en Poudre High School. ¡Esta es la oportunidad para que los estudiantes califiquen para el Poudre School District Manuel Cordova Elementary Track Meet en mayo! Nuestro objetivo es proporcionar una experiencia de atletismo de calidad en el nivel primario. *Si solo puede ser voluntario durante una parte del tiempo, indique el tiempo en la sección de comentarios*

Tenemos varios eventos y trabajos para voluntaries:

  • Sprint (50m, 75m, 100m, 200m) & Relay Races - Carreras (50 m, 75 m, 100 m, 200 m) y carrera de relevos
  • Long Jump - Salto largo
  • Triple Jump - Salto triple
  • Softball Throw - Lanzamiento de Softball
  • Shot Put - Lanzamiento de peso
  • Information, FAQ – help students find their events - Información, preguntas frecuentes: ayuda a los estudiantes a encontrar sus eventos
  • Volunteer Table - Mesa para los voluntarios
  • Entrance/Gate Volunteer - Voluntario de la entrada / puerta
  • Set up - Preparar
  • Clean up – Limpiar

 

Poudre High School is in need of proctors for the upcoming AP Exams. Proctoring exams is an easy, yet important volunteer activity. Proctoring exams involves monitoring the students while they test. Most AP exams are close to 3 hours long and have breaks built in. Please contact Jennifer Backurz at Poudre High School if there is an exam date and time that you can help with - jbackurz@psdschools.org or (970)488-6064.

Exam Schedule

Week 1

Report Time - 7:30 a.m

Report Time -11:30 a.m.

May 6

US government & Politics

 

Environmental Science

May 7

 

Spanish Language & Culture

 

May 8

 

English Literature & Composition

 

French Language & Culture

 

May 9

Chemistry

Spanish Literature & Culture

German Language & Culture

Psychology

May 10

US History

Studio Art Portfolios Submitted

 

Computer Science Principles

 

 

Week 2

Report Time -7:30 a.m.

Report Time - 11:30 a.m.

May 13

Biology

 

May 14

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

 

Human Geography

 

May 15

English Language & Composition

Macroeconomics

May 16

 

Statistics

 

May 17

Microeconomics

 

 

Harris Elementary 100-year anniversary mural painting - Volunteers needed! 

Día de los Niños will be celebrated in partnership with Harris Elementary School and the library district. A community mural will be the biggest activity of this celebration and it will be housed at Harris Elementary. The painting process will start on Monday May 6th and will be finalized on Friday the 10th with a big community party. We are looking for 6-8 very active volunteers to assist coordinating the community volunteers that will help paint the mural guided by local artist Armando Silva. No painting skills needed.

Armando would like to meet with all of the volunteers on Tuesday May 7th 1:00-2:00 PM at Harris Elementary to talk about logistics.

Then volunteers will be helping on Tuesday May 7th 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Thursday May 9th 9:00 AM-3:00PM, and Friday May 10th  9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Ideally, volunteers will do 3 hour shifts but they can do less if needed...and of course they are welcome to stay the whole day. The dedication of the mural will be at 5:15 PM on Friday at the HARRIS FAMILY FIESTA! and after that it will be a party time where the volunteers are invited. Please contact Lina Drew, ldrew@psdschools.org or 970-488-5250

 

Academic Support for Opportunities Unlimited

The Opportunities Unlimited (OU) program is looking for 2-3 volunteers that can academically support students in studying for their High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). We are looking for volunteers who are familiar with Language Arts, US History, Math and/or Science at a 9th-10th grade level. Volunteers would be able to work individually with students who require additional academic support or assist OU teachers during classroom instruction.

If you would like to learn more about the OU program, please visit http://www.phscounseling.org/opportunities-unlimited.html. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Elizabeth “B” Lewis at ellewis@psdschools.org

 

CLPE is seeking mentors to help guide our 5th graders through their Exhibition projects -

Exhibition is a signature program at IB schools that involves 5th-grade students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real-life issues or problems. What makes CLPE's Exhibition projects unique is that they are done in the spirit of activism and/or philanthropy. The results of this inquiry process will then be shared with the whole school community at our exhibition showcase (tentatively set for the week of May 20th). CLPE students will work together in small groups to identify and research local opportunities for activism or philanthropy that they are passionate about. Then, they will take action to address a need in our community utilizing their time, treasure or talents.

Volunteer mentors will be paired with a small group of students (3-5 students) to provide project planning guidance and ensure the projects are realistic, appropriate and on-track.

We are in need of several volunteer mentors to meet with the students during their service project planning phase. Each mentor will be paired with a group of 3-5 students to help guide their creative ideas towards realistic and meaningful activities.

We would like volunteers to commit to meeting with the students for about an hour at a time at CLPE on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Please visit and fill in the survey link here: CLPE Exhibition Volunteer Preference Survey

Mentors are not required to be experts in any area, but "consultants" who advise a small group of students as needed. No supplies or experience is needed. A guide is provided to aid in facilitating group sessions.  Training is provided to prepare mentors with the key elements of the IB Primary Years Program.

Mentor Expectations:

  1. Meet consistently with the same group of 5th-grade students to support the research, planning, and implementation of their projects.
  2. Ask questions to encourage students' depth in thinking and questioning (inquiry), support students in securing experts for the student group to interview, guiding students during their planning and organization for taking action and presenting their inquiry to others. "Stretch their path to new heights on the exhibition journey but let them steer."
  3.  Help students learn from situations that didn't go as planned through reflection and discussion. Help students get unstuck through looking at a problem differently.
  4. Support students in setting goals each week.
  5. Suggest resources that might be helpful in further research needed for deeper understanding, action, and/or presentation planning.
  6. Aid in interpreting difficult information.
  7. Facilitate interviews, telephone calls, communications with public (emails, letters, brochures, etc.) Students will need to have script for verbal contacts or written communications approved by teachers first.
  8. Make sure you are registered with PSD's Partnership and Volunteer Center online at: https://www.psdschools.org/community/volunteers
  9. Mentors are invited to attend the exhibition presentations that are tentatively scheduled during the week of May 20th.

We hope you can help facilitate the work of these budding young philanthropists and activists! Please contact Mandy Robinson (arobinson@psdschools.org) with any questions.

 

Exhibition mentors needed at Bennett Elementary!

The fifth graders will start working on their exhibition projects soon!  They are still looking for mentors to help the students through their projects!  Below is information about exhibition, and how you can help:

Exhibition is the significant, culminating experience in the International Baccalaureate PYP (Primary Years Program). It is the final assessment of each student's development of the attributes of the learner profile. It represents Bennett's evaluation and celebration of its students' international mindedness, their continued school career, and each student's preparation for the 21st century. During exhibition, students consider real life issues or problems, select one to explore, research it, and do something about it. Exhibition concludes with student presentations about their inquiries and actions and a celebration of the learner and human being they are.

 Mentors are not required to be experts in any area, but "consultants" who advise a small group of students as needed. No supplies or experience is needed. A guide is provided to aide in facilitating group sessions. Training is provided to prepare mentors with the key elements of the PYP and give examples of past exhibitions. Mentor commitments are about one hour twice per week for six consecutive weeks

If you, or anyone you know, is interested or have more questions please contact Sarah Shigemura at sshigemu@psdschools.org Call Bennett 488-4750 to RSVP for mentor training.

Mentor Expectations:

  • Attend Mentor training from 9:05-9:35 am on April 10th in Room 5 (Miss Shig's room)
  • Meet twice a week with the same group of 5th grade students for six consecutive weeks April 15h -May 23rd.
  • Days of the week are flexible (you choose the two that work for you).
  • CMAS will impact the times of some meetings.
  • The 5th grade track meet is April 25th and may impact some meetings that day.
  • The last opportunity to meet with your group will be Wednesday, May 22nd before the presentation day on Friday, May 24th.
  • Ask questions to encourage students' depth in thinking and questioning (inquiry), support students in securing experts for the student group to interview, guiding students during their planning and organization for taking action and presenting their inquiry to others. "Stretch their path to new heights on the exhibition journey but let them steer."
  • Help students learn from situations that didn't go as planned through reflection and discussion. Help students get unstuck through looking at a problem differently.
  • Support students in setting goals each week.
  • Suggest resources that might be helpful in further research needed for deeper understanding, action, and/or presentation planning.
  • Aide in interpreting difficult information.
  • Facilitate interviews, telephone calls, communications with public (emails, letters, brochures, etc.) Students will need to have script for verbal contacts or written communications approved by teachers first.
  • Register with PSD's Partnership and Volunteer Center online at: https://www.psdschools.org/community/volunteers
  • Mentors are invited to attend the exhibition presentations the morning of May 24th.

 

Consider Volunteering with our Partners!

 

BigGreen -  PSD Volunteers for Watering Learning Gardens

O'Dea Elementary is seeking volunteers to help water the school garden during the summer months. Contact Sarah Lawrence at sfurtek@gmail.com for more information.

Bauder Elementary is seeking volunteers to help water the school garden during the summer months. Contact Christy Collum at ccollum@psdschools.org for more information.

Lincoln Middle School is seeking volunteers to help water the school garden during the weekends and throughout the summer. Contact Rob Behrens at rbehrens@psdschools.org for more information.  

Tavelli Elementary is seeking volunteers to help water the school garden during the summer months. Contact Gretchin Wheeler at gwheeler@psdschools.org

 

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Partners Mentoring Youth - School-Based Mentoring Volunteer Opportunity:

Partners Mentoring Youth is seeking volunteers for our School-Based Mentoring Program, a joint venture with Poudre School District. The program places community volunteers in schools to provide one-to-one mentoring services to students who are facing significant challenges in their social, academic, and/or personal lives.  The commitment for volunteers is a minimum of 1 hour each week for at least one academic year. Matches are based on the needs of the youth, as well as on schedules, personalities, and shared interests. Partnerships decide how they spend their time together; activities could include eating lunch together, listening to music, shooting hoops, or just hanging out. We are recruiting mentors for the 2019-2020 school year and request inquiries by July to ensure volunteers are screened and trained by the fall. Partners also has community mentoring opportunities open at this time. Please contact Vanessa Lewis at vanessal@partnersmentoringyouth.org or 970-484-7123 to learn more!

 

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We are looking for volunteers to help us out at Eyestone Elementary.

The event is Friday, May 3rd from 7:30am-2:00pm and you can view the details https://jacolorado.volunteerhub.com/lp/ncjaiad/event/index/6991787

This event is in Kindergarten - 5th grade classrooms. If you have a grade preference, email Vicky Sweet, VSweet@JAColorado.org, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference.

To inquire about volunteering with Junior Achievement contact Victoria Sweet, Program and Volunteer Manager | Junior Achievement–Rocky Mountain, Inc.

295 East 29th St. Suite 30 | Loveland, CO  80538 Phone: 970-490-1035 | Cell: 970-222-1934 VSweet@JAColorado.org