gojostlabout 1 year ago
Not to discourage going up and knocking--which may work, but there are some systematic ways to get involved as a volunteer in local schools. 1) Approach someone at the district level designated as Director of Community Relations (that's the position in our district) or something similar; 2) Join a Kiwanis Club which has already has great sponsored programs in schools (K-Kids www.kkids.org , Builders Club www.buildersclub.org , Key Club www,keyclub.org ); 3) Explore if Junior Achievement has a program in your district ( www.ja.org ) .
If your district's leadership is as over-worked as most, they will have a harder time dealing with you on an individual basis, than if you are a part of a more organized effort, such as one of the above. Outside of the time I spend with my own children, my time as the Club Advisor of a local K-Kids Club is the best time I spend each week.