Short-Term and Long-Term Commitments

  • Westview Early Childhood Education Center

    None at this time. Please contact Takiya Campbell, Family Engagement Specialist at Westview, at tacampbell@petersburg.k12.va.us for more information.


    Blandford Academy Alternative Education

    None at this time. Please contact Tricia Crawford-Bell, Guidance Counselor at Blandford, at trcrawford-bell@petersburg.k12.va.us for more information.


    Cool Spring Elementary School

    • Lunch Buddies (Starting in October)
      • Weekly or Bi-Monthly; 2nd: 10:45-11:15am; Kindergarten: 11:30am-12:00pm; 1st: 11:55am-12:25pm; 3rd: 12:10-12:40pm; 5th: 12:40-1:10pm; 4th: 12:45-1:15pm
      • Eat and build a relationship with students during lunchtime (e.g. playing board games)
      • Support students to enhance social and emotional skills
      • Offer a safe place for mentees to share their stories – academic and personal
      • Utilize active listening to ensure the needs of mentees are being met and sharing relevant academic and personal experiences if appropriate
    • Mentoring (As Soon As Possible)
      • Year-Long Commitment: Weekly or Bi-Monthly; 4th: 9:15-10:00am; 5th: 10:00-10:45am; 1st: 11:10-11:45am; Kindergarten: 12:50-1:35pm ; 2nd: 1:35-2:20pm; 3rd: 2:30-3:15
      • Build a relationship with students centered on mutual trust and respect
      • Offer a safe place for mentees to share their stories – academic and personal
      • Encourage inquiry-based learning by providing students with the tools to explore their own thought processes and identify solutions
      • Support mentees in creating an action plan outlining their motivation and goals
      • Utilize active listening to ensure the needs of mentees are being met and sharing relevant academic and personal experiences if appropriate
    • Library Assistance
      • Weekly: 9:15-10:00am; 10:00-10:45am; 11:10-11:55am; 12:50-1:35pm; 1:35-2:20pm; 2:30-3:15pm
      • Organize the library and establish routines that support children's learning
      • Performs circulation activities such as collection maintenance, weeding, shelving, sorting, searching, retrieval of book drop, circulation reports preparation and filling requests/processing holds
      • Planning a variety of bulletin board and book displays
      • Provide administrative and technological support and additional services specified by librarian and/or teacher
    • Faculty/Staff Appreciation (Monthly)
      • Assemble care packages and/or write thank-you letters to teachers and staff
      • Host an appreciation event for the faculty and staff
      • Provide in-kind donations to faculty and staff (e.g. gift cards)


    Please contact Natasha Mitchell, CISP Coordinator at Cool Spring, at natasha@cisofpetersburg.org for more information.


    Lakemont Elementary School

    None at this time. Please contact Irvin Jennings, CISP Coordinator at Lakemont, at irvin@cisofpetersburg.org if you're interested.


    Pleasants Lane Elementary School

    • School Beautification (10 volunteers needed)
      • Thursday, August 23; 9:00am-12:00pm
      • Plant flowers and trim shrubs and trees
      • Spread mulch
      • Pull weeds and trim around sidewalks
      • Clean the periphery of school building and playground(s)
      • Paint classroom and hallway walls
      • Dust, sweep and pick up debris


    Please contact Frank Aikens, CISP Coordinator at Pleasants Lane, at frank@cisofpetersburg.org for more information.


    Walnut Hill Elementary School

    • Classroom Teacher Volunteer 
      • Weekly 
      • Assist classroom teacher to enhance the learning environment
      • Support students 
      • Utilize active listening to ensure the needs of students are being met and sharing relevant academic and personal experiences if appropriate
    • Cafeteria Lunch Volunteers
      • Weekly; 10:40am - 1:30pm
      • Assist teachers during lunch by helping to monitor students in the cafeteria
      • Support students

    Please contact Zachary Lane, CISP Coordinator at Walnut Hill, at zachary@cisofpetersburg.org for more information.

     
    Vernon Johns Middle School

    None at this time. Please contact Jamaal Ellison, CISP Coordinator at Vernon Johns, at jamaal@cisofpetersburg.org for more information.


    Petersburg High School

    None at this time. Please contact Mike Brown, CISP Coordinator at Petersburg, at mike@cisofpetersburg.org for more information.

     

    To learn more about volunteering for the school district, contact us at volunteer@petersburg.k12.va.us


Donations

  • Petersburg High School's Crimson Wave marching band is currently raising money for new uniforms. The estimated cost for each uniform is $460. If you are interested in supporting the high school, please visit the marching band's GoFundMe page or contact Leigh Ann McKelway, Public Information Officer, at lamckelway@petersburg.k12.va.us

    If you would like to donate school supplies, please also contact Leigh Ann McKelway at lamckelway@petersburg.k12.va.us


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