Volunteers Serving Schools
The Olathe Public Schools volunteer program, Volunteers Serving Schools, has many opportunities for adults who want to support the classroom or serve as positive role models. Volunteers Serving Schools connects adult volunteers to activities such as classroom helper, lunch buddy, reading or math tutor, after-school homework helper, mentor, and special projects. Olathe's volunteer program brings the community into the classroom. Typically, adults meet with students one-on-one or help in a classroom once a week.
There are students at each grade level who are on a waiting list to connect with an adult mentor or who need tutoring support. Volunteers and schools work together to schedule the best volunteer time such as during lunch or a class period.
Classroom helpers assist teachers as needed whether it be helping students in a small group setting with reading, math and spelling or assisting teachers with bulletin boards, cutting, making packets, copying, and much more.