Eugene Roundtree, the Headmaster of the Snowden International School, has identified the following opportunities for providing service to the school and student population:
Mentors are paired with students based on interests. Mentors provide an ongoing commitment to students, supporting their personal, academic, and professional development through weekly conversations and monthly in-person meetings over coffee or lunch or attending a sporting event. The school sponsors events and activities throughout the school year to enhance the mentor/student relationship. Mentor training is provided by the school, in partnership with the Mass Mentoring Partnership, VolunteerMatch and LinkedIn for Good.
After-School Club Volunteers share their hobbies and passions by leading informal after- school clubs that help students satisfy their curiosity and widen their awareness about topics that may not be addressed academically, such as photography, cooking, computers, music appreciation, and so forth.
Saturday School Volunteers monitor the classroom and structure an activity for students who have exhibited tardiness or missed classes. Students engage in academic work and school improvement projects. This is a monthly Saturday morning activity and would give volunteers opportunities to tutor, lead cleaning and repair projects, or other activities.
Hall Monitors and Greeters are much like Old South ushers, being “welcoming and watchful” of daily activities and supporting Snowden’s behavioral expectations its students. Often times having adults positioned near doors or in hallways can help maintain the school’s climate. This responsibility can be shared among a group of volunteers who are available during school hours.
Food Prep volunteers are needed for periodic Snowden School events that offer food for guests and attendees. Snowden has limited resources to prepare and serve food, so support around cooking or donating food would be helpful. This service is offered based on events scheduled with advance notice.
A Handy-person addresses multiple small-scale chores at Snowden School that can be completed by someone skilled with tools. This fix-it position is “as-needed,” with no specific schedule.