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Volunteer class time help in the primary grades can benefit you, your class, and your parent volunteers.
Students analyze multiple sources and write a cohesive report for what they learned about kids' volunteer activities. In this service learning lesson, students watch videos about kids who volunteer and complete an organizer for the activity. Students write a report about some things kids did to volunteer.
Parents are often an untapped resource, offer them a variety of ways to help in your classroom.
Students discuss the benefits of volunteering. In this creating volunteers lesson, students consider philanthropic actions and opportunity costs. Students create a song and visual aid about being a volunteer.
Here is a great way to give your class a real-life job experience, while also serving the community. They explore a variety of volunteer opportunities to build career interests, gain work experience, and help their community grow. This is a great activity.
For students who have a love of horses becoming a therapeutic riding volunteer may be a perfect fit. This short showcases how therapeutic riding helps both special needs students and horse lovers alike. Students will hear what they would be required to do and what they'd need to know to become a riding volunteer.
New Review Parent Volunteer Sign-Up
Planning a field trip? Looking for parents to lead small groups or assist in the classroom? Use a sign-up form to gather volunteers. There is space for parent name, a student name, a phone number, and comments on availability. See the materials for a second form for signing up for parent teacher conferences.
In this international volunteer day learning exercise, students read or listen to the passage, then match phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct words, unscramble words and sentences, put sentences in order, write discussion questions and conduct a survey.
Middle schoolers explore volunteerism. In this citizenship lesson, students define the term "volunteer" and identify volunteers in a classroom setting. Middle schoolers illustrate and write about the concepts of being a volunteer.
Young scholars investigate the motivation of volunteers. In this philanthropy lesson, students interview school volunteers on why they volunteer and write thank-you letters to them
Students discover what it means to be a volunteer. They investigate the benefits and the opportunity cost of volunteering. They write a song that describes a volunteering situation.
High schoolers complete a survey about their role in volunteering. They research opportunities to volunteer in their community. They identify ways in which the community would be different if no one volunteered.
Students research the kind of volunteer options for teens in their area. They estimate the number of teens who do volunteer by conducting a simple survey. Students display findings in a paper and in charts.
Learners discover what a Relief Office does. In this volunteer lesson, students investigate what a Relief Office does, and who helps run it. Learners discuss ways he/she could become a volunteer.
Young scholars participate in a service learning project. In this philanthropy lesson, students volunteer their time at a local soup kitchen and reflect upon the experience in a journal.
Join millions of volunteers around the world by uniting for a common mission to improve others' lives.
Pupils identify the important roles that volunteers play at their school. They compare and contrast jobs that are performed by volunteers and non-volunteers that they know.
Students research the kind of volunteer options for teens in their area, using the Internet and calls to local agencies. Students conduct a simple survey in your school or ask volunteer organizations you contact to help you get in touch with those who volunteer in your area. Students write a feature article about teen volunteers in your community.
Reward your pupils for volunteering in class. This editable PDF certificate allows you to type in the recipient's name, the reason for the award, the date, and the teacher name and title. The award is great for reinforcing positive classroom behavior!
Practice public speaking in this oral presentation lesson. Middle schoolers list the characteristics of a powerful speaker. They watch a video of two speakers, compare them and discuss the qualities of a good speech. Afterwards, they prepare and present a 10 minute speech about volunteering for a philanthropic organization.