How to get started

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

To get started, read through these fundamentals of volunteering, then sign up for an orientation session.

Click on these links to sign up for an upcoming orientation:

Orientation for K-8 Volunteers

Orientation for High School Volunteers

You will have the chance to ask questions, learn about the various volunteering opportunities and choose the program and time that works for you.

View our Current Volunteer Needs for specific openings. You also can always call our offices to sign up: 617.349.6794. Contact Us if you have questions and want to learn more.

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 7:30am – 4:30pm 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. Click here to learn more about this form.

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Visit these pages for more
information on our programs:

Our talented volunteers range in age from older teens to those in their 80′s and include working professionals, retirees, undergraduate and graduate students, parents, high school students (peer tutors) and others from Cambridge and surrounding communities.