Become a Volunteer
Volunteers play a vital role in transforming our schools and the educational experience of our students. Just a few hours a week can have a meaningful impact on a school or child. Whether mentoring a student, helping the front office greet visitors, or providing classroom assistance, it's through the efforts of people like you that we can do great things.
How to Get Involved
VICTORY (Volunteers In Communities Tutoring Our Responsible Youth) is an Austin ISD Program that offers free tutoring to students in grades 1-12 at designated schools and branches of the Austin Public Library. Students are matched on a 1:1 basis with volunteers from the greater Austin community. The student/tutor pairs meet at regularly scheduled sessions in the library for a minimum of an hour each week to work on homework assignments and skills for which the student needs extra reinforcement and practice. Tutoring sessions are held in the late afternoon or early evening on Monday through Thursday.
For more information or to volunteer, please visit www.austinisd.org/victory.
The following volunteer opportunities in Austin ISD are coordinated by Austin Partners In Education.
Austin Partners in Education's Math Classroom Coaching model transforms whole class instruction into small learning teams with one adult volunteer matched with four or fewer students. Volunteers work throughout the school year with an assigned group of students for 1 hour, once weekly, during the school day. Students are supported with high-engagement learning activities in reading or math that provide opportunities for structured practice and safe, supportive feedback.
Austin Partners in Education mentors work one-on-one with Austin ISD students during the school day. They help students improve their social and study skills, strengthen their communication skills, and build self-confidence. Volunteers inspire children to develop new interests, explore career possibilities, and achieve their personal and academic goals. Mentoring opportunities are available for students in any school and any grade within Austin ISD.
School-based volunteers help address campus needs throughout the school year. From field trip chaperones to volunteering to organize a school-wide event, numerous opportunities exist to help Austin ISD schools achieve their goals.
Have questions? Contact Dawn Lewis for information about volunteering through Austin Partners in Education.