1606 Brady St.
Davenport, IA
563-336-5000
  • Volunteer Center

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

    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 and 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.

    Volunteer Center Quick Links:

     

     

    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, we are looking to fill service positions to supplement the following programs:

    During your AmeriCorps member term of service, you will 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 term of service.

    To learn more:

    • Click here to learn more about the Stepping Stones position.
    • Click here to learn more about the AVID and iJAG positions.

    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 445-5000.

    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

    Non-instructional Support

    • Library or Computer Lab
    • Lunchroom or playground support
    • Office help

    DCSD Committees

    Events

     

    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.

    In addition, here are other sites regarding volunteerism: