How do I become a volunteer?
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What qualifications do I need?
None, other than enjoying students and having an interest in helping them succeed in school. Teachers appreciate a volunteer who is dependable, non-judgmental 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 two hours 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (New phone number coming in Fall, 2018)
How is 10,000 Degrees Academic Support (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?
Send check to us at:
10,000 Degrees Academic Support
1650 Los Gamos Suite #110
San Rafael, CA 94903
Will my donation be tax deductible?
We are a 501(c)(3) Organization.