Volunteer

Most Communities In Schools volunteer opportunities are located on a school campus. Volunteers are matched based on interest with a student or groups of students during the school year, beginning in the fall and continuing until the end of the school year. To become a Communities In Schools of Jacksonville volunteer, please first complete the CIS Volunteer Form!

School Year Volunteer Opportunities

Reading Buddies

This volunteer experience includes meeting school staff and rotating between elementary level classrooms reading to students. This opportunity takes place in the morning for about two hours and occurs twice a year. This can be a group or individual volunteer opportunity. For groups of 15 or more please contact Ashley Hooper at ahooper@cisjax.org. The students love reading days and we know you will too! For details please email volunteer@cisjax.org

Requirements:

– Communities In Schools Volunteer Form

Pizza with a Professional

This volunteer experience includes speaking with high school students about education, careers and college. Volunteers are welcome to bring a presentation or come and talk with the students in an open conversation. This takes place during the students 30 minute lunch period. We will provide the pizza and drinks for you and the students to enjoy! This is a once a month volunteer opportunity. For details please email volunteer@cisjax.org

Requirements:

– Communities In Schools Volunteer Form
– Duval County Public School Background Check

Popcorn with a Professional
This volunteer experience includes speaking with elementary or middle school students about education, careers and college. Volunteers are welcome to bring a presentation or come and talk with the students in an open conversation. We will provide the popcorn and drinks for you and the students to enjoy! This opportunity takes place monthly on early release days and is an hour long. Volunteers can speak for as long or as short as they would like and are encouraged to bring a PowerPoint or handouts to encourage student engagement. For details please email volunteer@cisjax.org

Requirements:

– Communities In Schools Volunteer Form
– Duval County Public School Background Check

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Organize a Drive for Students In Need
Work with friends, co-workers, or an organization to collect items for students in need. If you are interesting in a drive, please contact us at volunteer@cisjax.org and we would be happy to work with you on creating a flyer or other materials as needed. The most needed items are: 

  • Sock, underwear, belt drive
  • Hygiene kit drive & assembly
  • School supplies
  • Books (new or gently used)
  • Gift card drive
  • Comfort kit drive and assembly

Our Impact:

  • Helping Jacksonville students for almost 30 years.
  • Located in 37 Duval County Public Schools throughout Jacksonville. 
  • Helping over 7,500 students. 
  • 91% of our students were promoted to the next grade level.
  • 97% of CIS seniors graduated.

Contact Us: 

volunteer@cisjax.org

904-344-3900 ext. 107

CIS Volunteer Form