Interested in helping out in the classroom? Are you able to help chaperone on field trips? Have a hobby or interest that could be shared with our students in the form of a club, or by doing a project with them related to the area of your expertise?
Volunteering at WCS might be for you!
Benefits of Volunteering:
Volunteering Makes a Difference Academically
Research has shown that children of parents who volunteer earn better grades and perform better on tests. Other positive benefits are better behavior and attendance as parents reinforce respect for learning.
Volunteering Helps Create Community
Volunteering at school is a great way to meet other parents and develop supportive relationships which benefit both parents and students.
Volunteering Allows You to Get to Know Teachers and Staff
Teachers and staff have a tremendous impact on children, both academically and socially. Volunteering at school is a great way to get to know them better and support them in the important work of nurturing your child. As a parent, you can help reinforce study skills and behavior that our teachers work to instill.
Volunteering Makes Schools Better
Volunteering helps smaller schools with an already tight budget to offer more diverse educational opportunities. Providing additional opportunities for students enriches their education and allows teachers, administration, and staff to focus on providing the best education possible for our students.
Volunteering Allows You to Use Your Gifts
Volunteering is a great way to put your gifts to work. Consider gifts and talents that come naturally to you. Volunteering will feel less burdensome, and your natural talents will be appreciated!
Volunteering is Good for Your Health
Research shows that people who volunteer live longer, have lower stress levels, and are generally healthier. When you volunteer, the school wins, your child wins and you win. That’s hard to beat! If for no other reason than to spend more time with your children, I hope you’ll make the time to volunteer. There are no tasks too small, and every little bit helps to make the school better. And we have a feeling you’ll have a lot of fun along the way.
Some Ways To Volunteer:
Some examples of areas in which you might volunteer are chaperoning, helping in the classroom, participating in school functions or starting a projector club such as, but not limited to, gardening, sewing, cooking, coding, robotics, chess, music, art, sports, writing, architecture,archery, languages, carpentry, etc.
How To Volunteer:
Step 1: Begin by filling out a volunteer application form.
Step 2: Obtain forms to begin a background check.
Why do you need to complete this process in order to volunteer? For the safety of our students, Pennsylvania state law requires schools to screen all volunteers.
The school will provide the necessary forms and pay for the cost of the background check!
If you have any questions about volunteering, or the process for becoming a volunteer, please contact our principal.
Mrs. Priscilla Gonzalez –Principal
Phone: (610) 799-2341
Fax: (610) 799-2342