Volunteer Guidelines and Needs
Volunteering at Paisley is a wonderful thing that you can do for your children, yourself, and your community. Volunteers are needed for many different weekly and periodic opportunities including assisting with International Festival, Book Fair, joining the PTSA Board, proctoring, classroom representatives, and tutoring.
WS/FCS requires that all volunteers who come in contact with students complete a Volunteer Service Application (even if you are not a PTSA member).The application will take just a few minutes to complete and is valid for multiple schools. (Most applicants are Level 0 or Level I volunteers.)
Current Volunteer Needs:Big Brothers / Big Sisters Mentors for Paisley StudentsBig Brother/Big Sister just completed its inaugural year as a site-based program at Paisley IB Magnet School. Two girls and one boy were matched with a "Big" who spent one hour a week with them, playing games, eating lunch or just talking. The smiles on these students' faces when they realized that someone had come to spend time with them was fun to see each week.If you volunteer one hour a week to be a Big Brother/Sister you improve a child's confidence, attitude toward school, academic performance, and access to needed resources. You make a lasting friendship with a student who desperately needs a positive relationship in his or her life.Contact Paisley's Student Services or Big Brothers/Big Sisters (336-724-7993 www.bbbsnc.org) today if you can volunteer. Paisley has 12 students on the waiting list. The county expected to have over 100 students on their waiting list this summer.The Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, in association with WS/FCS, runs several volunteer mentoring programs with students throughout the school system. They are currently recruiting caring adults to serve in their Corporate Volunteers program (for K-2nd grade students), 9th Grade Mentors (with Big Brothers Big Sisters), and Senior Academy mentors for the 2013-14 school year. These programs have excellent results and are proven to help our community's children graduate from high school. Most programs only require an hour of time each week. Please spread the word to friends and co-workers. To learn more, go to the education section of the Chamber of Commerce's website at http://www.winstonsalem.com/educationoverview.aspx.