Since its inception over 50 years ago, MLC's model of experiential learning has relied on active parent and community volunteers. There is always something to do at MLC from helping out in the classroom to teaching an elective. And yet, we want to know that your time is valuable! The MLC PTSA has established the following "Bill of Rights" for our volunteers:
As a volunteer: --You will not be asked to do more than YOU want to do; --Your talents will be utilized; --You will not be asked to stay at any volunteer station for more than two hours; --You can say no; --You will not be made to feel guilty if you say no; --Your contribution--big or small--is valued!
Ways to help:
1. Get started by first passing a background check. For more information, you can access the PPS site directly here.
2. Check with your student's teachers for opportunities, including volunteering to be a classroom parent and coordinate communication with the other parents in the classroom.
3. The MLC Clothing Center and Food Pantry needs volunteers regularly to fold and sort clothing, stock groceries and more. Email Alisa if you are interested in helping out!
4. Consider teaching an elective! This is one of the most popular and innovative programs at MLC where parents and community members share their expertise in everything from icky, sticky science to neighborhood history. More information will be distributed in the fall or email Susan.
5. The PTA Clothing Center, located at Marshall HS Campus (Grant HS), has been assisting PPS students in need since 1964. Every PTA and PTSA in the district staffs the Clothing Center for two days during the school year. To volunteer for these days, please email.
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