Felicia Highland

Felicia Highland

Coordinator for Family & Community Engagement

117 Ironbound Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23187
p: (757) 603-6541
f: (757) 595-9383

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer in WJCC. View the list of opportunities available at our schools below to match your skills and availability with the needs of our community. Non-parent volunteers are asked to complete a Volunteer Application and return the completed application to the school’s main office. For assistance with placement, forward the application to Felicia Highland in the Office of Public Relations and Engagement.

We hope that you will decide to become a school volunteer. Your support is invaluable to the success of our students.

For additional information, please call 757-603-6541 or email felicia.highland@wjccschools.org.

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford

Volunteer Opportunities

School-based opportunities include: office volunteer, Media Center, classroom, cafeteria and computer lab.

Become a Mentor

Mentoring contributes to the academic and social success of students. If you would like to become a role model for a WJCC student, consider becoming a mentor. WJCC partners with Big Brothers & Big Sisters to provide mentoring opportunities. If you are interested, please contact the School-Based Coordinator at (757) 253-0676.

School Beautification

Help keep WJCC schools warm and inviting. If you enjoy gardening and/or craft projects, this is a great opportunity for you to share your talents.

Greeter

Welcoming environments begin with greeting visitors. Friendly, outgoing individuals are needed to help welcome our families and guide them to their destinations.

Support a School Club

Draw upon your career or hobby to help guide an extracurricular club. School clubs welcome expertise and enthusiastic individuals to help sponsor or assist them.

Special Events

Volunteer to assist with planning or organizing special events in our schools. To learn about the types of events occurring in WJCC, visit the division or school calendars available on our website.

ESL Program Volunteers

If you speak another language, you may be interested in helping non-native English speakers or helping our schools celebrate cultural diversity. Call Margot Hall at (757) 603-6463 to learn about the different opportunities available to volunteers.

Career Education – Guest Speaker

A meaningful way to academically engage students is by exposing them to curriculum-related career experiences and knowledge. If you have a skill, hobby, collection or story that could enrich the curriculum as a guest speaker, please contact a school directly to discuss your area of interest.

Thank you for sharing your time and talents as a volunteer in Williamsburg-James County Public Schools. Your support enhances the learning process and is invaluable to our students. We also welcome the opportunity for you to learn more about the great things that are happening in our school community.

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Report to the main office to sign in and out
  • Wear visitor badges at all times during volunteer activities
  • Work under the direction and guidance of the WJCC staff
  • Work in partnership with WJCC staff to establish guidelines and expectations for volunteer activities
  • Communicate openly with WJCC staff on volunteer tasks, feedback, and any issues/concerns
  • Volunteers are expected to adhere to the Volunteer Agreement

Volunteer Agreement
Volunteers working with students are expected to adhere to the following:

Confidentiality

As a volunteer, you may learn or observe confidential information about students. This may include grades, behaviors, disciplinary actions and more. It is imperative that this information remain confidential and not be shared with anyone.

To ensure confidentiality:

  • Volunteer agrees to protect the rights of staff, students and their families by not disclosing any information learned while volunteering.
  • Volunteer understands and agrees that any information learned while volunteering must remain confidential even when the volunteer has terminated their volunteer service.
  • Volunteer agrees that any breach of confidentiality may result in termination of volunteer service.
  • Volunteer also agrees to the following:
  • Volunteer agrees to comply with all Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools policies and school rules.
  • Volunteer agrees to comply with school staff while serving as a volunteer.
  • Volunteer further understands that the authorization to serve as a volunteer may be terminated at the discretion of the Superintendent and/or school principal at any time if they determine it is in the best interests of the school or students.