Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with MCSV. Your time and commitment to the students of Marin is truly appreciated!
JANUARY 2018 UPDATE!
AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, MANY OF OUR VOLUNTEER REQUESTS HAVE BEEN FILLED. WE DO HAVE SPECIFIC NEEDS, PARTICULARLY IN NOVATO AND IN MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOMS.
WE WILL PROVIDE MORE DETAILS ON SPECIFIC PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES AFTER YOUR APPLICATION IS REVIEWED.
How to Volunteer
1. Apply Online! Fill out our online form and submit the application.
You will receive an email confirmation with specific information about next steps.
2. All potential volunteers are REQUIRED to attend an initial ORIENTATION session. This volunteer tutor overview will cover basic requirements of service; you will learn more about our history, current focus and services which we provide. The orientation will help determine if this is the right volunteer placement for you.
3. Following the Orientation, one of our Program Managers will conduct a screening interview to further explore your interests and to assist in making a placement if this opportunity seems to be a good fit.
4. All volunteers are required to attend TWO training workshops during their first months of service
· In the FIRST workshop titled "Tutoring Essentials," participants will learn initial tutoring strategies that will prepare volunteers to work effectively with students. It will cover legal and ethical issues involved in working with children.
· The SECOND required training is titled “Cultural Sensitivity” This workshop will focus on the diverse student population we serve. The class will address challenges faced by first generation students, English Language Learners, and children living in poverty. It will also combat stereotypes and discuss the strengths and resilience of many of the children we tutor. It will offer strategies and suggestions about working with diverse student populations.
5. Submit a TB Clearance
All volunteers will be required to provide TB clearance. If you have had a negative TB screening within the last four years, simply provide us with a copy. If you need a TB test, you can get one from your private physician or go to the Marin County Public Health Department.
5. Fingerprint Clearance
Fingerprint forms will be available during your screening interview.
Non-Discrimination PolicyMarin County School Volunteers does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or age in any of its policies, procedures or practices, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Marin County School Volunteers reserves the right to determine which volunteers will be placed