Mobilize your neighbors in support of public education. Host a meeting to educate your community, religious or civic group. Organize in your neighborhood or make calls. Develop your leadership skills and meet other passionate education advocates. Or make a difference in the life of an individual child!
All these and more are volunteer opportunities currently available to youth and adults at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 356-2194 for more information.
Duval County Public Schools
Through Duval Schools you can volunteer as a classroom assistant, office assistant, guest speaker, special events planner/helper, tutor, field trip chaperone or mentor. For more information, please visit their Volunteer Information page.
Numerous community-based organizations are partnered with Duval Schools to provide academic and/or social supports to students. Each offers a unique volunteer experience! There are so many programs to choose from:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida
Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs volunteers with students in need of a mentor. Mentors meet their students at the school site or another community site. Find out more about becoming a BBBS mentor.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida run eight clubs in Northeast Florida and run TEAM UP programs at five schools in Duval County. To volunteer, contact the Unit Director at your desired volunteer location.
Cathedral Arts Project
This organization provides underserved, school-age children with access to instruction in visual and performing arts. Volunteers are needed to help with dance, music and art classes on a regular basis, as well as to provide special one-time experiences. Find out more at the Cathedral Arts website.
Communities In Schools
Opportunities to volunteer through Communities in Schools include: mentoring middle or high school students, reading to/tutoring elementary school students during school, tutoring in an after-school program, and providing support to after-school enrichment and athletic programs. Learn more about how you can get involved.
Junior Achievement Jacksonville
Junior Achievement volunteers teach economics and business classes, one hour a week for 5-8 weeks in Duval County elementary, middle and high schools. Find out how you can help.
United Way of Northeast Florida
United Way provides mentors to middle school students in Duval County middle schools through its Achievers for Life program. United Way also runs eight Full Service School sites in Duval County, through which you can volunteer as an Oversight Committee member, Tutor, Program Leader, Mentor, Reading Pal, College Student Intern, Classroom Helper, or Facility Helper. Find out more.
Get training at the Jacksonville Children's Commission
Information about additional mentor training and opportunities is available through the Jacksonville Children's Commission. Learn more at jaxkids.net.
Organizations: Don't see your volunteer opportunities listed here? E-mail us at email@example.com and let us know how we can help spread the word.