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Make a Difference Where it Matters Most!
Be a Volunteer in
Canyons School District

Overview

Testimonials

As this year comes to a conclusion and I reflect back on the past two years at Copperview, it is difficult to express how much this has meant to me. It has opened my mind to a world full of opportunities that I did not realize existed. It has been a life changing experience that has given back to me far more that what I have given. I have had a chance to work with children who need and desperately want help and the appreciation that they give back is incredible. I see the end of the year coming and I don't want it to end. To many kids who I care about and will miss very much. Thanks to you and District for providing this very meaningful opportunity.

- Irv Eastham

Being involved in the Canyons school district has always been important to me. Volunteering is one of the best ways to get involved in your community and instantly make a difference. YOU are needed. Over the years, I have enjoyed volunteering in the classroom as a room parent, serving in the PTA, helping a child to read or any where else a helping hand is needed. It has opened my eyes to all the good that is happening in our wonderful schools. We have amazing principals, teachers and staff that welcome you. By volunteering in any capacity, we can improve the life of a child. We can encourage them to believe in themselves, give them hope to dream big, help them to be college and career ready and ultimately we want them to be happy.

- Heather Lambert
 

Welcome to the Canyons School District volunteer program. If you enjoy working with students or in a school setting, Canyons School District provides many opportunities to become involved. The needs are great and the possibilities are almost endless. For most positions, there is no experience necessary and no special skills are required. Simply a willingness to help will qualify you for many jobs. Each volunteer in Canyons District fosters student success for every student in the school.

A list of general needs available at all schools is included to assist you in making a decision about where you would prefer to be placed. Following the completion of your application you will be contacted about potential assignments to volunteer positions. Your work will be supervised and directed by district employees.

Memos:

pdfVolunteer Procedures and Guidelines
pdfVolunteer Procedures and Guidelines (Spanish) 

Applications:

For questions please contact:

Laura Minson
Partnerships and Volunteer Coordinator
801-826-5115
9150 South 500 West
Sandy, UT 84070

District Office Opportunities
District Advisory Committee
Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee
Enrollment /Facilities Task Force
Student Choice Committee
Volunteer Committee

Some Ideas for Volunteer Opportunities:

Elementary

  • Reading to students
  • Listening to students read
  • Tutor math
  • Tutor writing skills
  • Helping in classrooms
  • Assisting with homework
  • Helping in the lunchroom
  • Working as a crossing guard
  • Shelving books
  • Helping with special events
  • Correcting Papers
  • Community Outreach
  • Absentee Calling
  • Recycling
  • Parking lot Patrol

Middle School
  • Shelving books
  • Cafeteria monitoring
  • Helping with study halls
  • Stuffing report cards in envelopes
  • Assisting in the office
  • Parking lot Patrol

High School
  • Phone receptionist
  • Copying materials
  • Receiving/checking out library materials
  • Filing
  • Helping with mailings
  • Chaperoning dances
  • Assisting at events

English as a Second Language
  • Speaking Spanish is not a requirement.
  • Opportunity to work with students in grades K-12.
  • Helping with vocabulary
  • Assisting with writing
  • Helping with reading
  • Parent ESL Classes
  • GED Classes for Parents
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