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Parent Volunteers in the Classroom

PARENT VOLUNTEERS IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN PARENTS PITCH IN TO HELP TEACHERS, WHO WINS? OUR KIDS! WE'RE IN THIS PARENTS TOGETHER TEACHERS Both parents and teachers BELIEVE in classroom volunteers. 100% 75% 50% 25% 0% 99% of parents and 97% of educators feel that volunteers are necessary or nice in the classroom. 85% of parents and 87% of educators feel that volunteering gives parents the opportunity to support and encour- age their children. 81% of parents and 77% of teachers say volunteering shows a student's family values education WE CAN WORK IT OUT By working together, parents and teachers CAN overcome hurdles to volunteering. HURDLE SOLUTION 64%. Try recruiting volunteers via email or an online of educators ask parents to volunteer through notes home, but parents say they prefer to be asked online scheduler such as VolunteerSpot. Invite working parents to: 73%. • Prep learning center activities from home • Skype with students needing extra help in reading or math • Update the class website, newsletter or Pinterest of parents who do not regularly volunteer cite work conflicts. Make it easier on teachers by: 48%. • Appointing a parent leader who gives other volunteers assignments. • Providing volunteers with assignments in advance. • Asking volunteers do the same assignment from week to week. of educators have difficulty finding time to prepare activities for volunteers. BEYOND TIHE BAKE SALE Move over, cupcakes- there are MANY ways parents can make an impact in the classroom. EDUCATORS WOULD ALSO WHILE PARENTS LOVE THESE TRIED AND TRUE ACTIVITIES... LIKE HELP WITH... • Donating items to the classroom (70%) • Tutoring and home work help (61%) • Chaperoning field trips (58% • Preparing learning centers 58% (44%) HELPING WITH CLASS PARTIES 61% LISTENING TO STUDENTS READ PLUS: Not a Pinterest-worthy crafter? No sweat! TEACHERS SAY THEY NEED HELP WITH... NEWS 50% 45% 44% COMPUTER 43% SKILLS CREATING GARDENING NEWSLET- TERS CAREER INFORMA- TION AND READINESS ONE LAST TIP: Include the Whole Family! PARENTS SAY THEY LOVE TO HELP WITH CARNIVALS FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES SUCH AS: AND FESTIVALS • Book fairs (71%) • Family fun nights (66%) 62% TOGETHER. WE CAN PREPARE OUR STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE. WeAre Teachers conducted an online survey May 23rd - June II th, 2013. 661 K-12 teachers, school secretaries and library/media specialists completed the survey. Volunteer Spot conducted an online survey May 23rd - June 13th, 2013. 490 Parents of K-12 students who have used Volunteer Spot completed the survey. The data reported is representative f the survey respondents and not projectable to the population of US educators parents. Volunteer Spot WE are TEACHERS Save Time! FREE, EASY Sign-ups & Scheduling

Parent Volunteers in the Classroom

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A recent survey by VolunteerSpot & WeAreTeachers of 1000 school parents and teachers reveals key data in understanding the need and use of parent volunteers in schools - where they can be most useful ...


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