Volunteers Impact Education

WJCC Schools promotes and encourages active involvement of school volunteers to enrich the academic, social, and career development of our students. During the 2019-20 school year, volunteers donated over 30,000 hours to support our schools, an estimated service value of just over $816,000 according to the Independent Sector.

Become a Volunteer

Get involved today! View the below list of available opportunities to match your skills or talents with needs in our school communities.

  • Complete a Volunteer Application, which will be routed to the designated school for review and approval.
  • For assistance with placement, please contact Dr. Felicia Highland in the Office of Communications and Engagement.

Volunteer Process

  • Download, complete, and submit the Volunteer Application to a school or the division for placement.
  • Report to the main office to sign in and out, using a valid identification each time a building is entered.
  • Wear the visitor badge at all times during volunteer activities.
  • Work under the direction and guidance of WJCC staff.
  • Communicate openly with WJCC staff about volunteer tasks, feedback, and any issues/concerns.
  • Adhere to the Volunteer Agreement. 
  • Comply with WJCC Schools’ policies and school rules.

Your support is invaluable to our success!

Volunteer Opportunities

School-based volunteer locations include classroom, office, media center, school garden, cafeteria and more.

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.

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

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.

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.
If you speak another language, you may be interested in helping non-native English speakers or helping our schools celebrate cultural diversity. Call Patricia Tilghman at (757) 603-6443 to learn about the different opportunities available to volunteers.
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.