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Volunteer Information

Lori Skalitzky - Volunteer Coordinator
Contact her at threezky@verizon.net

Volunteer Information - How to get started

Background Check Form

Website to enter your hours:
https://www.v-volunteer.com/

Tracking Volunteer Hours

How to enter Volunteer Hours outside school

Volunteer Code of Ethics

AHS Volunteer Program Orientation

We are looking for switchboard volunteers for the upcoming school year.  Shifts are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Whether you are available to work just one shift per month or several, your time is a valuable asset to our school!  Training will be provided.  There are many slots to fill, so please contact Debby Stickney dstickney@aacps.org if you are able to help out or would like more information.

AHS NEEDS YOUR HELP AS A VOLUNTEER!   We have many opportunities for you to assist our students, faculty and staff:  main office phone support, copying for teachers, working in classrooms and assisting teachers, media center, career center, science labs, grounds upkeep, hospitality, picture day, book fair, chaperones (homecoming dance, etc), plus others that are requested as special projects.   

Thank you very much!  We look forward to seeing new and returning volunteers at AHS this year!

The V-Volunteer information will also be available on the Office of School & Family Partnership website: AACPS Office of School-Family Partnerships.  A Spanish version will be posted soon. 

Opportunities for Families
The Spring Family Involvement Conference
Watch for the Mid-March date and conference details on AACPS.org homepage, in the march Parent Link newsletter, and in student take-home flyers. 

International Parent & Community Leadership Academy
Do you know of individuals who might be interested in joining this spring’s IPCLA?
The goals of the IPCLA are to improve communication with international families and to diversify the pool of leaders in schools and the community in order to support the academic achievement of international students. 

The Office of School & Family Partnerships is accepting applications for our annual International Parent & Community Leadership Academy (IPCLA)!   The application is available in English, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese and is due on February 13.  There is also a one page overview of the program in English and Spanish.  Please forward this information widely and for more information, feel free to contact Laura Gardner, ELL Family & Community Outreach Manager, (443) 624-8607, lmgardner@aacps.org.

Reminders for Volunteers

Volunteers and Use of Social Media
Social media can be a convenient, fun and rewarding way to share your life and opinions with family and friends. However, using social media involves certain risks and responsibilities. These guidelines apply to all forms of social media:
• Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents have the right to prevent photographs of their children from being taken in instructional settings. Given that volunteers have no knowledge of which parents have allowed their children to be photographed and which have not, volunteers should not take or post online any photographs or movies of students in any instructional setting during the instructional day. This includes recess, lunch, and events such as Halloween parades.
• Volunteers should not make or receive phone calls or text messages while they are volunteering.

More Volunteer Program Resources:

  • The National PTA website offers good links to information re: family engagement strategies, involving men as volunteers and much more.  PTA
  • The Maryland State Parental Information Resource Center (PIRC):  a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education through its Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII). Its mission is to help parents, community members, and educators in Maryland work together to increase family involvement and improve student achievement.  MDPIRC

 

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