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Getting Involved

Volunteering is a special way to get involved in your child’s education. As an ADDitions School Volunteer, you can contribute by:

  • accompanying your child’s class on field trips
  • helping as a classroom assistant
  • serving on the School Advisory Council (SAC).

Parent volunteers get a close-up view of their child’s school. Seeing how your child is taught can also give you ideas on how to help your child at home.

The Partners in Education program links schools with resources (human and material) through partnerships with businesses and organizations, in order to enhance educational excellence. OCPS is always looking for partners to work with our schools, and the district, to prepare our young people for a better tomorrow. If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a Partner in Education, visit our online system to sign up today. www.volunteer.ocps.net.

faith-based organizations

Faith-based organizations play a pivotal role in the lives of many students in our district. As such, the district launched a Faith-based Adopt-a-School Initiative through the Partners in Education program. Religious institutions are encouraged to put their mission of faith into action by adopting a school. Through this partnership, faith-based organizations, school administrators and parents work together to encourage our students to:

  • Stay in school
  • Excel at learning
  • Celebrate diversity
  • Resist peer pressure

To learn more about ways to get involved with the OCPS Faith-based Initiative, please visit www.faithbasedpartners.ocps.net or call 407.317.3323.

fraternities and sororities

More than half of the students in the district live in poverty, creating an opportunity to serve students K-12. Collegiate and alumni fraternity and sorority members are invited to adopt a school for the year. There are endless opportunities on how you can make a difference in the lives of our children including volunteering as a reading buddy, guest speaker, mentor or tutor or by coordinating a campus beautification project, food/clothing drives or after school club. For more information, please contact the ADDitions and Partners in Education office at 407.317.3323.