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Volunteers are very special to the Waltham Family School. They are invaluable members of our team. We greatly appreciate their time, dedication, and enthusiasm that they bring to the work they do. 


Last school year, 30 volunteers contributed over 430 hours!


They continue to build meaningful relationships with the children and adults in our programs, encouraging their educational goals. 


Past volunteers have included students from Bentley University and Brandeis University, and community members from Waltham and the surrounding area.


Below are ways that volunteers support our programs. 


Preschool Classroom Support 

Preschool volunteers are part of the day-to-day classroom routine. They are hands-on with classroom activities, engaging the preschoolers in reading, play, and learning. Under the guidance of teachers and classroom leaders, they provide support where needed.  


Adult Classroom Mentor 

Adult mentors are fully engaged in daily classroom activities. These volunteers support adult learners in group conversations, assist them with projects, and work one-to-one with them to build conversation skills.   


Requirements and Commitment

Volunteer opportunities are available from September to June, Tuesdays - Fridays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 


Volunteers can choose which day or days and how many hours they’d like to commit to on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. While we are flexible with schedules, we do ask for a regular, ongoing commitment to form strong relationships with learners.


The Waltham Family School is a diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual environment. However, volunteers do not need to be bi-lingual to participate in classroom activities. 


Volunteers must also complete a CORI background check. 


Interested in volunteering with the Waltham Family School? Currently, we've received an overwhelming response and have a wait list for volunteers. This is a testament to the amazing community we have. If you would like to be on our list for the future, please send us an email and tell us a little about yourself, including your address, background, interests, and availability.


For any questions, please call us at 781-314-5696 or send us an email.

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