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Volunteer Opportunities

Learn more about how you can volunteer in APS.

Coordinator Resources

The Coordinator Resources may not be accessible. Please contact the Volunteer Programs by phone at (505) 855-5262 or email at volunteer.programs@aps.edu for alternative formats.

Classroom Speakers

Discuss personal areas of expertise in a classroom setting. Topics might include careers, hobbies, and travel. 

Time Commitment: During the school day. Amount of time will vary. 

Schools: Elementary, Middle, and High. 

Classroom Volunteers

Work regularly with a classroom teacher. They help students and assist with projects and field trips.

Time Commitment: During the school day. Average of one hour per week. Regularly scheduled. 

Schools: Elementary and Middle. 

Clerical Volunteers

Help with typing, photocopying, and clerical duties in schools and offices. 

Time Commitment:  During the school day. Average of one hour per week. 

Schools: Elementary, Middle, and High. 

Special Needs Volunteers 

Work with students with special learning needs at schools. 

Time Commitment: During the school day. Average of one hour per week.

Schools: Elementary, Middle and High. 

Health Room Volunteers

Help with the management of a school's health room. They provide comfort to students and help with student health screenings. 

Time Commitment: During the school day. Average of one or two hours per week. 

Schools: Elementary. 

Listener Volunteers

Act as supportive adult friends to students identified by guidance counselors. Parents or grandparents cannot be listeners in their own child’s school. 

Time Commitment: Weekly. During the school day. 

Schools: Elementary and Middle. 

Media Center/Library Volunteers 

Help students select books, work at the circulation desk and help shelve books. 

Time Commitment: During the school day. Average of one or two hours per week. 

Schools: Elementary, Middle, and High. 

Read Aloud Volunteers

Inspire students to be readers by helping them learn to appreciate stories and books. 

Time Commitment: During the school day. Average of one hour per week. Regularly scheduled.

Schools: Elementary. 

Special Activity Volunteers 

Help with a specific project at a school or at a district office. Projects include school supply drives and giveaways; Clothing Bank Drives; book fairs; curriculum fairs, student competitions.  

Time Commitment: Depends on the activity. Usually short-term and intensive.

Schools: Elementary, Middle, and High. 

Volunteer Tutors

Give students extra help with academic subjects, especially at the middle and high school levels. This opportunity requires specialized training. 

Time Commitment: During the school day. Average of one hour per week. 

Schools: Elementary, Middle, and High. 

Youth Mentors 

Serve as positive role models for students who need the motivation to stay in school. Mentors offer a listening ear and encouragement. 

Time Commitment: On a consistent basis. Depends on Mentoring agency. 

Schools: Elementary, Middle, and High.