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Virtual Volunteering in the Cambridge Public Schools

How to Apply

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) worked collaboratively with the Cambridge Public School district administration to expand our services to students during the Spring 2020 closure of school buildings by using the platform Google Meet. This school year, CSV volunteers will continue to offer mentoring, tutoring, and some volunteer assistance to teachers and classrooms using Zoom and/or Google Meet.

We are accepting new volunteers at the high school level. Click on the button below to begin your application.

We will soon be accepting new volunteers at the elementary and middle (upper) school level and are currently setting up November training sessions for this level (as of 10/28/20). If you would like us to contact you once we are accepting applications and training registrations for roles in PreKindergarten through Grade 8, please click on the button below.


Some Details

High School

For those who would like to donate time to help high schoolers, the roles available are:

  • tutoring in a specific academic subject, which may involve assisting a student with time management and distance learning strategies;
  • guiding a high school senior in beginning to navigate the college decision-making and application process (College & Career Mentoring Program);
  • classroom assistant (varies according to educator needs).

To apply to join CSV as a new volunteer at the high school level, please click on the blue button above. However, if you are a returning high school volunteer, please instead email Jay Enciso, jenciso@cpsd.us.

Elementary and Middle School

For those who would like to donate time to help students in elementary and middle school, the roles that may be available include:

  • upper school tutoring (Grades 6–8)

We will update this list as we adapt our usual programming this fall to fit the needs of teachers and students during this unusual school year.

To apply to join CSV as a new volunteer at the middle/upper school level, please click on the orange button above. However, if you are a returning elementary or upper school volunteer, please instead email Kasey Appleman, kappleman@cpsd.us.

Training for Volunteers in 2020–21

Training/Orientation for new volunteers in school year 2020-21 will be as follows:

1) New Volunteer Training (orientation)

This year, new volunteer training includes guidance for remote volunteering. This will be required of all new volunteers before they are placed in a classroom or matched with a student for tutoring or mentoring.

2) Cultural Humility Training

This will be required of all new volunteers this year as well as returning volunteers.

3) As usual, optional training workshops to enhance your volunteering experience with students will be offered this year.


For a general introduction to our application requirements, visit our How to Get Started page.



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