Communities in Schools

Here are some of Communities in Schools in-school volunteering opportunities. All of the volunteer roles require a background check and volunteer training prior to service.

Reading Buddy

Commit 1 hour a week (during school hours) for at least one school semester.

Work consistently with one student to build literacy skills and confidence, provide support and encouragement.


Commit 1 hour […]


Back to school season is coming up soon and volunteers are needed to assist Bookspring in their mission to help children develop a passion for reading and promote literacy among tens of thousands of youth in our area.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are being offered in your area. You can do things like support a […]

Advisory Council Spotlight: Betty Ann Simmons

Betty Ann Simmons is a retired
educator from Austin Independent School District.  She is a Texas State
Certified Teacher with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Texas
at El Paso, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Michigan State University. 
She has educated children in The Department of Defense Schools (Stuttgart,
Germany and Okinawa, Japan), and has […]

National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization
Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of
getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to
protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like whooping cough,
cancers caused by HPV, and pneumonia with vaccines.

During NIAM you are encouraged to
talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure […]

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