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

We are looking for new volunteers to join us in September 2017. To get started, read through these fundamentals of volunteering, then click to select an orientation date. We will have a large “Kickoff” orientation for all new volunteers on Tuesday, September 26 at 5:30-7:30 PM. Dinner will be served. You may also choose to get started by coming to an orientation for a specific program – click the buttons below to choose. Scroll down to read more about volunteering.

Eventbrite - Kickoff volunteer orientation
Eventbrite - College & Career Mentor Program Training 2017
Eventbrite - Learning Center Volunteer Orientation

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.

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Visit these pages for more
information on our programs:

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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