Celebrating our Volunteers

April 28, 2017, (Independence, IA) – This week was designated by Points of Light as National Volunteers Week. The Independence Mustang Volunteer Program celebrated all of the wonderful volunteers in the Independence Community School District (ICSD) this last week.Volunteer week logo 2017

The mission of the ICSD Volunteer Program is to involve committed and talented volunteers in a valued partnership with teachers and staff to enrich the lives of our students to become effective communicators, problems solvers, responsible citizens and productive people.

Throughout the year, the Volunteer Program helps place volunteers where they are needed. Whenever possible the volunteers are assigned where they wish to serve. Volunteers serve in an auxiliary capacity under the direction and supervision of school personnel. A volunteer supplies supplemental and supportive service and is not a substitute for a member of the school staff.

The role of volunteers in our district is important. A volunteer can help in many aspects of the day. They can be helping students with reading and math, testing, assisting classroom teachers, teaching Junior Achievement, Mileage Club, mentoring students weekly and many other opportunities as they arise.

There are many great reasons to consider volunteering such as wanting to help others, make a difference, be a part of building community relationships or using your skills in a productive way.

Volunteer Coordinator, Val Maximovich states, “We have over 200 registered volunteers in the school district that are ready to volunteer when needed. This includes our 50 dedicated mentors that come once a week to meet with our students. We want to say thank you to all our volunteers during National Volunteer Week and every week.”

For more information on the Independence Mustang Volunteer Program or to get involved, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Val Maximovich at vmaximovich@independence.k12.ia.us or call 319-334-0626.


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