Volunteer

Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer disciplinary problems.


10 Reasons to Get Involved at NCC


1 Volunteering makes a big difference. Research consistently shows that kids whose parents are involved in their schools do better.

 

2 It’s fun! Even simple events like bingo night or math game night are a great way to spend time with your family and support your school.

 

3 It feels great to participate! Your child spends a lot of time at school, and it’s great to share some of her school-related experiences with her.

 

4 You’ll get to know other parents. It’s powerful to create a circle of adult friends around a school, and help foster connections between families in your community.

 

5 Volunteering offers tangible ways to be part of things.  Joining a parent group will provide concrete ways to get involved, whether at events, in the classroom, or on a committee.

 

6 It’s a manageable commitment.  Spend an hour at a bingo night or the Big Draw, and your efforts will be appreciated. And remember, it’s always OK to say no when you’re busy.

 

7 You can tailor volunteering to play to your strengths. There are many ways to contribute, some of which are sure to complement your strengths, interests, or professional skills.

 

8 Your help is always needed. Whether it’s helping run the next big event or providing support in the classroom, there are always ways to pitch in.

 

9 Volunteering provides another way to get to know school and support staff to better understand their needs and ideas

 

10 Have a great idea? Volunteering gives you opportunities to get your ideas out there.