"Big Buddies" work one on one with 3rd through 5th graders to read, write, present, and have fun together during our Saturday program. As a critical mentor and role model to their little buddies, our volunteers help elementary students build confidence and ability as readers and leaders. Sessions take place in partner schools on two Saturdays a month from September through May. Volunteers engage from 8:30-12:00pm and receive five hours of community service credit each Saturday.
Complete the TWO STEP application below to join us for a year of fun and meaningful service.
Our sites for the 2017-18 school year are:
Jesse J. McCrary Elementary
Earlington Heights Elementary
Frederick Douglass Elementary
STEP 1: FiLL OUT THE BIG BUDDY APPLICATION FORM BELOW
STEP 2: COMPLETE THE MANDATORY LEVEL 1 VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION
If you attend a MDCPS public high school, log into your student portal and click on "Apps/Services/Sites", and then "Become a School Volunteer" to register as a Level 1 volunteer.
If you attend a private school, create a "Community" account by visiting http://portalaccounts.dadeschools.net/createaccount.asp. Then, log into your community portal and click on "Apps/Services/Sites", and then "Become a School Volunteer" to register as a Level 1 volunteer.
Select your volunteer location from the drop down menu and check the boxes in the Level 1 section ONLY. Then click submit. You're all set to volunteer as a Big Buddy for the 2017-18 school year!
Email Natalie at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the Big Buddy application.