Marin County School Volunteers enriches student learning by recruiting, training and pairing volunteer tutors with students in Marin public schools.

Marin County School Volunteers

Adult Volunteering FAQs!


FOR THOSE VOLUNTEERS APPLYING BETWEEN FEBRUARY AND MAY 2017, TUTORING OPPORTUNITIES ARE SOMEWHAT LIMITED.  WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO APPLY.   WE WILL FOLLOW UP WITH A  PHONE SCREENING TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS AN EFFECTIVE MATCH AT THIS TIME OF YEAR.


How do I become a volunteer?             
View this page on our site

What qualifications do I need?http://www.avid.org
None, other than liking kids and having an interest in helping them succeed in school. Teachers appreciate a volunteer who is dependable and flexible! (Needs may vary from week to week in some classrooms.)

What is the time commitment?
We request that our volunteers make a commitment of at least one hour a week for the school year to provide continuity and consistency for the teachers and students. However,  most of our volunteers spend several hours a week in the classroom. 

What will I be doing in the classroom?
In most cases, the classroom teacher will direct the volunteer. Activities may include individual tutoring (1:1), small group instruction, and/or special projects. Volunteers who work in high schools, generally are placed in AVID classrooms, in after school tutoring  programs or in special programs such as COMPASS .  MCSV collaborates with the COMPASS program; tutors support COMPASS students during their tutorial time.

Do you have after school programs available?
Yes. After school programs generally utilize volunteers to help students with homework or assist with enrichment activities. This may also be an opportunity to provide further one-on-one support for a student.

What if there is a day I am unable to volunteer?
If you will be absent, please contact the teacher or the school office as soon as possible. Most teachers prefer email communication; you will be provided with contact information during your initial site visit.  If you have a vacation or an appointment scheduled, please let your teacher know well  in advance.

How are placements determined?
Our Program Managers and Site Coordinators work with you to match your interests in grade level, subject, location and time preference with the requests for volunteers that we receive  from schools.

Why are volunteers needed in our schools?
Educational support and tutoring by trained volunteers, reinforces and supplements the knowledge and skills taught by teachers. A positive relationship between a mentor and a child helps the child realize his/her potential. School-based tutoring and mentoring programs help youth to achieve educational and personal goals and provide guidance for becoming successful adults.

Does MCSV have on-site orientations for companies interested in promoting volunteerism for employees?
Yes, we will gladly conduct on-site orientations if schedules permit.

Are volunteers required to attend the workshops?
Adult volunteers are required to attend an Orientation, a Tutoring Essentials Workshop and a Cultural Proficiency training. All other workshops are voluntary, but strongly encouraged.

How do I sign up for an Orientation of a  Training Workshop?
To register for a workshop, please register online, call or email us.
Email: mcsv@marinschools.org   Phone: 415.499.5896

Register here for an Orientation


Register here for Training

How is MCSV funded?
We rely upon grants from private foundations and individual donations.

What is your relationship with the Marin County Office of Education (MCOE)?
Our program office is located at the Marin County Office of Education. MCOE is our fiscal sponsor. (They provide us office space but do not provide funding.)

How do I make a donation to MCSV?
Donate online or download a Donation Form from this website and send it to us at:


Marin County School Volunteers
P.O. Box 4925
San Rafael, CA 94913

Will my donation be tax deductible?
Yes.

What is your Federal Tax ID number?
Our tax ID number is 94-6022431.

We are a 501(c)(3) Organization.  

Marin County School Volunteers
1111 Las Gallinas Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94903
mcsv@marinschools.org

415.499.5896


  

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