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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19 UPDATE: 

At this time any non-staff visitors are extremely limited at our schools. All volunteer opportunities are suspended until further notice.

We are seeking volunteers for the following programs:

"I READ" Mentoring Program through United Way and The Literacy Council: Mentor and read one-on-one with 1-2 students per week for 20 minutes each, beginning in Kindergarten and continuing with the same student(s) through 3rd grade. The program is at Constance Lane, Ellis, Hillman, Lathrop, Lewis Lemon, West View, Washington and Whitehead elementary schools.  Sign up to volunteer for I READ!​​

Rockford Reads: Read one-on-one with 2nd grade students for approximately 20 minutes per student once per week. This is a districtwide initiative and implemented in all elementary buildings. Sign up to volunteer for Rockford Reads!

Math Mentors: Volunteers assist students by enhancing their grade level math skills. Districtwide opportunities are available at all grade levels. Sign up to volunteer as a math mentor!​

SAE, A World in Motion: A phenomenal STEM program for students and volunteers at Froberg Elementary. There are three sessions during the year. Each session consists of 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, one day per week for approximately 8-10 weeks. Training sessions for each module take place before the sessions begin. If an individual is unable to attend all of the sessions, we will gladly accept job sharing. However, participation is so much fun that it would be hard to miss a week! We foresee the need to have 12-18 volunteers for each of the three time slots. This allows flexibility in case one of the volunteers has a conflict. Ultimately, we hope to have at least two volunteers per class. Sign up to volunteer for SAE, A Word in Motion!​​ ​Volunteer works with middle school students

Band Grandpa Program: This program began when a handful of retirees asked to share their love of music with RPS 205 students. The​ Fine Arts Department is looking for more volunteers with a background in band, choir, orchestra, art or theater. Your experience – and time spent as a “grandpa” or “grandma” – will give students support and stability while enriching their lives with the arts. Sign up to volunteer!

​​Alignment RockfordLearn about the ​many opportunities to volunteer in our high school academies​. Contact Jessica Hayes at 779-774-4389 x10​ or

College and Career Share:  Individuals participate by sharing and discussing their college and career experiences at various school functions held throughout the year. Sign up to volunteer!

​District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC): Parents meet every other month, build relationships, collaborate, and share in the decision making policies of the district.​

Community Partnerships: Numerous schools seek to establish collaborative community partnerships. These partnerships involve community organizations and businesses who are willing to provide enrichment resources and overall building support. Suggestions for support include mentoring students, sponsoring literacy, numeracy, and cultural activity nights, providing donations of warm winter clothing, uniforms, school supplies, as well as positive behavior incentives.  

 Contact Us

Reach out to us with questions about volunteer opportunities and training sessions.
Maureen KirschmannParent and Community Engagement
Amy EkstromParent and Community Engagement
Lorinda GreenParent and Community Engagement
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