Volunteer Opportunities

 

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Positive Tomorrows! We will begin training our next class of volunteers once the 2024-25 school year begins in August. To be added to the list, please reach out to volunteer@positivetomorrows.org.  

Be part of an amazing team of volunteers. There is a volunteer job for everyone at Positive Tomorrows. Our volunteers come from all backgrounds with one goal in mind: Creating Positive Tomorrows for a student experiencing homelessness.

Volunteers must fill out a background check and volunteer application to work directly with our students. Once those forms are processed, volunteer training is scheduled. Training is typically during the day and lasts one hour. The approval process, from application to training, typically takes about 2 weeks.

Regular Volunteer Opportunities

Mentors: Commit to one hour per week for one school year to help a student develop academic and social skills while providing consistency in the child’s life.

  • Kindergarten through 4th-grade mentors volunteer on either Tuesdays or Thursdays from 2 – 3 PM
  • 5th through 7th-grade mentors volunteer on either Wednesdays or Fridays from 2 – 3 PM

Lunch Room Volunteers: Help out in the lunchroom by talking to students, reading aloud, serving food, opening milk cartons and handing out utensils, wiping down tables, etc.

  • Breakfast is from 8:15 – 9:15 AM.
  • Lunch is from 10:45 AM. – 12:45 PM

After-School Program Volunteers: Volunteers assist staff in conducting age-appropriate games and activities like board games, sports, STEM projects, etc.

  • After School Program hours are 3-4:30 p.m.

Recess Buddy: Volunteers play and monitor students with staff on the playground, keeping them safe and happy.

  • After School Program hours are 3:15 -4:15 p.m.

Administrative/Receptionist Volunteers: Volunteers help with filing, sorting, covering the front desk in the receptionist’s absence, etc.

  • Days and times vary

Special Events/Birthday Party Throwers: Throw birthday and holiday parties, chaperone field trips, or work at break camp activities as needed.

  • We email opportunities monthly to volunteers who sign up for what works with their availability.
Group Volunteering

Positive Tomorrows also has volunteer opportunities for groups, depending on our current needs and project availability. Prior training and background checks are not always required.

Minor Volunteering

Positive Tomorrows requires that all volunteers be at least 16 years old. If under the age of 18, volunteers must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times. Exceptions may be made for high school seniors on a case-by-case basis.

Minors can participate in collection projects or host their own fundraiser or special project. We are always happy to arrange a time to tour and drop off donations so minors can see the impact of their participation.

Board Membership or Advisory Roles

Our organization is guided by a group of dedicated volunteer board members and advisors. Please contact us if you would like to serve in an advisory role.

Give us a call at 405-556-5082 or email volunteer@positivetomorrows.org to get started.