Volunteering in Middle School

Yes, we still need you.  Your child may not want you in the room, but we do! 

There are many ways to help.  You can contact the individual teacher and see what sort of help they might need.  To honor your child's need for independence, you can easily help in classrooms that they are not in.  It might not be every week on a Thursday, similar to what you may have done in K-5, but there could be special projects to help with during the year.

Here are some possibilities:

  • There are monthly meetings just for middle school parents/guardians.  Middle school teachers also attend these meetings.  They are fun, educational, and promise to answer all your questions (or at least try), about your growing adolescent.  Contact: Katharine Skibbe at katharine.skibbe@mpls.k12.mn.us.
  • Interested in Science, Math, or English?  Do you speak Spanish?  Do you play the guitar?  Many of our teachers could use volunteers to help students in small groups in the classroom.  Contact: Individual teachers.
  • Do you love to canoe, ski, or snowboard?  All of our students participate in these one day activities and we always need volunteers.  The canoe trip alone needs 35 adult volunteers!  Contact: Individual teachers and Mary Delander at mary.delander@mpls.k12.mn.us.
  • Our 6th grade students go to YMCA Camp Widji every spring.  This is a three night/four day trip near Ely, Minnesota.  We always need 6th grade paretns/guardians to come with us.  Contact: 6th grade teachers.
  • Our 7/8th grade students participate in a service project every year in the spring.  We'd love for you to join us.  Contact: Mary Delander at mary.delander@mpls.k12.mn or John Roper-Batker at john.roper-batker@mpls.k12.mn.us.
  • Interested in teaching/helping in an after-school program?  Let us know.  Contact: Rina Rossi at irina.rossi@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612.668.4964.

We are always open to new ideas.  Please share them with us!

Please contact Mary Delander any time if you need help finding your middle school volunteer assignment.  There is a spot for you!

Mary Delander

Parent/Community Liaison