Community members are invited to make a difference by volunteering as a lunch buddy in one of Petersburg’s elementary schools:
Cool Spring Elementary
Pleasants Lane Elementary
Walnut Hill Elementary
Petersburg City Public Schools is seeking churches, businesses, sororities, fraternities and community groups to provide a friendly presence while enjoying lunch in a school cafeteria with elementary students. Lunch buddies can volunteer once a week or once a month — whichever fits their schedule.
Several community groups already volunteer as lunch buddies in Petersburg schools, and Petersburg Promise is seeking to expand the program so that more students benefit.
Lunch buddies will talk with students, listen to their stories and generally build community spirit. Lunch buddies will be trained in advance and supported throughout their volunteer service. (Volunteers who have already been trained through Petersburg Promise need no additional training.)