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Thank you for your interest in volunteering in the Cambridge Public Schools!

We are not accepting new volunteers for the current school year at this time.

We provide the information below for those interested in serving Cambridge Public School students next year, School Year 2018–19.

All volunteering begins with an orientation. Just before the school year begins in September 2018, we will post an easy way to register for an orientation that fits your interest here on this page. You may also scroll down to read more about volunteering first.

Volunteers are asked to commit one or two hours per week for at least one semester.

Our programs serve children during the school day as well as before and after school. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

No tutoring or teaching experience is necessary. CSV provides training to all volunteers as well as ongoing optional workshops to enhance your work with students.

We require two references – one professional and one personal:

K-8 Reference Form

High School Reference Form

All volunteers are required to fill out a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) form for criminal background checks. This form must have an original signature. For most programs, you will complete the form in person with a CSV staff person.

A female volunteer is reading a book called Life Size Zoo to a young girl student who is eagerly turning the page.

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Our diverse and talented volunteers range in age from older teens to older adults and include working professionals, retirees, undergraduates and graduate students, parents, high school students volunteering as peer tutors, and others from Cambridge and surrounding communities. At CSV, we work hard to create a great match between each of our volunteers and the students they are helping, ensuring a win-win for everyone. We hope you will consider joining us at Cambridge School Volunteers!

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