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 a week (during school hours) for one academic school year.

Act as a consistent, caring role model for one student, provide support and encouragement.

Success Coaching

Commit a minimum 3 hours to a maximum of a full school day (during school hours, they can work around how much time the group is able to give) 3-4 times throughout the academic school year.

Serve as a group (4-6 employees serve together)

Meet with high school students individually for around 10-15 minutes to discuss current successes, opportunities for improvement, future goals and aspirations, resources, options for further education and career building, etc.

SmartKids After-school Assistant

Commit from 3-4:40 once a week for at least one academic semester at a public housing site in Austin.

Help students with homework and assist with group activities and games as a part of the SmartKids after-school program.