Volunteer Center

Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to the students of Davenport Community Schools. We value your important contribution.

The education that takes place in the classrooms of Davenport Community Schools prepares young people for a world that will be very different than the one we live in today. Our instructional reach and social aims are comprehensive and global.  Educational reforms over the past several years have made this an exciting and challenging time for our schools. As we strive to meet the individual learning needs of each student through personalized instruction the role of volunteers is magnified.  Your commitment to students is vital to our success. Working in partnership with the community is central to our mission. Therefore, we encourage you to explore the many ways you can help educate and support young people. There is a place for you in Davenport Community Schools.

Please accept the resources on this website as a useful guide and symbol of our commitment to your success. On behalf of the students whose lives you will touch, we thank you for your service.

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AmeriCorps Opportunities Offer Service with Meaning and Reward

Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of Davenport Community Schools students? Are you passionate about education and want to be involved? Do you have post-secondary education and training in the field of education, recreation, human service, child development, psychology, social work or something similar? Do you enjoy working with children and youth in school or out-of-school settings? Do you understand or are interested in following best practices in child development, behavior management, developmentally appropriate activities, and child safety?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then AmeriCorps may be the perfect fit for you. Through partnership with the City of Davenport AmeriCorps program and the United Way of Iowa Reading Corps program, we are looking to fill service positions to assist as:

  • elementary literacy tutors;
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program supporters (Grade 6-8);
  • iJAG program supporters (High school); and
  • Stepping Stones afterschool and summer program supporters.

During your AmeriCorps or Reading Corps member term, you will also receive extensive training, support, and general professional development opportunities. You will be provided with a monthly living allowance and an education award/voucher that can be applied to tuition or qualifying student loans paid directly to the educational institution upon successful completion of the service term.

To learn more:

  • Click here to learn more about the Stepping Stones position.
  • Click here to learn more about the AVID and iJAG positions.
  • Click here to learn more about the Iowa Reading Corps.
  • Click here to read the Iowa Reading Corps position description.
  • Click here to watch a YouTube video showing the Reading Corps in action.
  • Click here to find additional commitment and benefit details.

To apply:

  • Click here to apply to the Iowa Reading Corps
  • Click here and choose “2015/2016 AmeriCorps: Elementary School” from the list to apply for Stepping Stones
  • Click here and choose “2015/2016 AmeriCorps: Secondary School” from the list to apply for AVID or iJAG

If you have questions, please contact John Border at 563-336-5060 or borderj@davenportschools.org.



How to Volunteer

Davenport Community Schools wants your volunteer experience to be pleasant and meaningful.  We recognize, also, that all of us share common concern for the safety and security of our children.  To help guarantee the highest quality volunteer experience for everyone, we ask that all prospective volunteers complete an application and background check prior to service.

The form located below is to be completed prior to placement in one of our schools. If you have questions, please contact the Volunteer Office at 336-5000.



Volunteer Opportunities

Davenport Community Schools relies on the support of volunteers to help fulfill our mission of enriching the lives of youth in our community.  Research shows that involved parents and an engaged community support student achievement.  As a volunteer, there are many ways you can perform a meaningful role in providing quality learning experiences:

Instructional Support

  • Classroom
  • Stepping Stones After School Program
  • Listen to Me Read
  • English as a Second Language

Non-instructional Support

  • Library Media Center
  • Computer Lab
  • Lunchroom
  • Clerical
  • Other

DCSD Committees


  • Youth Fest
  • Give Kids a Smile
  • First Day School Supply Drive
  • Coats for Kids



Volunteer Resource Center

The Davenport Community Schools Volunteer Office has prepared a series of informational sheets that prospective volunteers may find useful or insightful as they begin their service in the schools.

The Davenport Community Schools Volunteer Office wants you to feel comfortable and prepared for your volunteer experience.  In partnership with Iowa State University Scott County Extension Office and the Quad Cities Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, we offer a series of periodic volunteer training modules to support volunteerism in our schools.  For more information on how to participate in these trainings please contact the Volunteer Office at 336-5000.

In addition, here are other sites regarding volunteerism: