Get Involved

Our volunteers play an important role in our projects, support, assistance, and individual attention that is crucial for children’s education and development.

Within all the schools in our district, there are many ways parents and other community members can help support our children.

Volunteer in a child's classroom: Many teachers, especially in the elementary schools, welcome assistance from a reliable adult. Contact your child's teacher or any school office with your offer to volunteer and to set up a schedule. 

Senior volunteers through RSVP: If you are a senior citizen, consider registering with RSVP of Chemung County. 

Become a Mentor: The Elmira City School District has been awarded the NYSED "My Brother's Keeper" Grant Award, providing funds from 2021-2025 to support programming. The New York State My Brother’s Keeper initiative seeks to “Change the Narrative” of boys and young men of color, and all students, by closing and eliminating the opportunity gaps they face and helping them to reach their full potential. To this end, grant-funded opportunities are available in specific areas to develop programs and strategies to help boys and young men of color and all students realize their full potential. Are you interested in applying to be a mentor (6-hours a week/paid position). >Learn more here

Join a Board of Education committee: Several volunteers are needed on our School Board committees. Contact Rebecca Potter (rpotter@elmiracityschools.com), Board clerk, for more information.

Volunteer to tutor: Are you an expert in your field? Retired teacher? Do you have an interest in one-on-one tutoring? Contact Derek Almy at 735-3040 (dalmy@elmiracityschools.com) for details.

Volunteer to tell students about your career/job: Do you have an interesting job? Do you have a rewarding career? Are you a minority who has broken barriers in your field? Share your experience with a class through our Career and Technical Education Program. Contact Shelley Bailey to make arrangements (sbailey@elmiracityschools.com).



Are you interested in volunteering?

Download the application here.