Volunteer Information



According to Youth Today's May 9, 2016, issue successful after-school “programs were the ones offering a lot of leadership opportunities,” said Little. Teenagers want autonomy and choice, she continued. Effective programs provided volunteer opportunities for the teens, or community service activities. Or they let teens design and lead activities. Many had youth councils. Sometimes youth had paid staff positions or could serve in other official roles."


In the article, The Case for Early Intervention In Reading by Patricia Mathes, (2005) the importance of reading is highlighted, "Our students’ futures are all but determined by how well they learn to read. In a nation that offers few career opportunities to the illiterate, teaching children to read is the most important single task in public education." 

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Are you creative? Do you enjoy working with children? Do you need Community Service hours, a Senior Project or just want to share a talent, skill or hobby with a small group of enthusiastic K - 5 students? The Extended Learning Program is always looking for motivated High School Students to volunteer an hour a week to read with our students using our new Kindles. If you would like to join our Reading Buddy Program or would like to assist with one of our other enrichment activities please contact Reina Rago, Program Director, at rrago@nrsd.net to discuss your volunteer experience and interest.. You will be contacted via email to set up an interview to discuss your volunteer hours and customize your experience to fit your Community Service, Senior Project or volunteer hours.




Do you have a skill, hobby or talent you would like to share with a child or group of children? If you can spare an hour a week and would like to share your skill, hobby or talent we have a captive audience eager to learn. We are especially seeking Chess, Cribbage or Backgammon players, and Reader Buddies. Please consider volunteering and giving your gift of time to a child. Contact Reina Rago at rrago@nrsd.net to schedule an appointment to discuss volunteering.