Quality volunteers are only half of an effective volunteer program. Dedicated staff are the other part. Teachers and school staff are trained to engage and teach children, and volunteers can enrich this process. One’s effectiveness in using volunteers can enhance and complement the learning experience provided in our school district. The Edina Volunteer Program works well when there is open and positive communication between volunteers and staff, notification of absences, appropriate matches to positions, and materials and responsibilities provided to the volunteer. We strive to support your needs, provide you with quality volunteers, and evaluate best practices often.
Staff responsibilities in our effective volunteer program include:
In addition to the Edina Volunteer Program, Curriculum Resources and Programs (CRP) provides an opportunity for community resources to come into the classroom and share their expertise and experiences. Resources bring real-life experiences that help make your curriculum come alive. The possibilities are endless. Our resources can cover a multitude of topics.