BSV’s Classroom Volunteers program is ready to identify the right community volunteer to support your students and classroom needs.
What do Classroom Volunteers Do? Classroom Volunteers provide 1:1 or small group support across subject areas, support whole class learning, serve as community role models, and even help prep materials.
Who are the Classroom Volunteers? They are members of the local community, from college students and BUSD parents to working professionals and retirees. They come to BSV because they enjoy working with kids and want to see them succeed.
How does BSV match volunteers to teachers? Our team uses the information and schedule you list on your Request a Volunteer form to match your needs and interests with those of potential volunteers. We then connect you and your volunteer via email. Your first step together is to have a First Meeting, before starting, to share visions, talk scheduling, discuss specific classroom tasks, and overall classroom dynamics.
As a teacher, how do I request a volunteer? Request BSV volunteers HERE. Teachers who’ve had volunteers in the past should check their inbox for shorter, custom
Once we connePlease read the BSV Volunteer Contract for details on volunteer requirements, expectations, and BUSD do’s and don’ts for volunteers.
Please read the Volunteer-Teacher 1st Meeting Checklist to learn what questions we advise volunteers to ask teachers before getting started. You may wish to add additional questions or create a list of answers to make your site-based orientation easier!
How do I get started?
If you would like to have a volunteer in your classroom please complete our Request a Volunteer form. The more specific you can be, the better we can advertise and work to match a volunteer to your needs.
Please email Berkeley Schools Volunteers (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any changes to your schedule or placement details.