S.P.O.R.T. Academy After School Program Volunteer Asistant Grades 5-8

Summary of Opportunity: 

Volunteer assistants for the After School Program of S.P.O.R.T. Academy will assist in providing supervision to individual and/or groups of students enrolled in the Reading and Math Development Program while also monitoring and reporting student progress.

Volunteer Assistants will: 


  • Conduct a progressive, challenging program for youth.

  • Work productively and consistently with After School Program Supervisor, Head Afterschool Program Teacher, parent, youth, and community.

  • Assist in the coordination and the distribution of afternoon snacks.

  • Maintain bulletin boards.

  • Assist in registration, preparation of calendar, attendance and student information record’s and evaluations.

  • Maintain order and procedures during all activities; e.g. classroom, gym, playground, etc.

  • Assist in ordering supplies and maintaining facility and equipment.

  • Attend designated orientations and in-services.

  • Transport students to and from activities and assist in preparation as required.

  • Monitor and report behavior of students according to approved procedures; report progress regarding student performance and behavior; check and assist students with homework.

  • Assist in overseeing students while involved in activities.

  • Assist students by providing proper examples, emotional support, a friendly attitude and general guidance.

  • Perform routine clerical duties such as preparation of instructional and classroom materials; operate copy machines; maintain classroom records; maintain attendance records.

  • Provide support to the lead teacher by setting up activities, work areas, displays and exhibits, operating audio-visual equipment, operating educational training equipment and distributing and collecting paper and supplies.

  • Assist students in such physical tasks as putting on and taking off of outer wear, moving from room to room, using the lavatory and others; assist student in getting on and off the bus.

  • Confer, as needed, with lead teacher concerning programs and materials to meet student needs.

  • Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and regulations.

  • Direct group activities of students as assigned; assist in monitoring playground activities as assigned; assist in emergency drills, assemblies, play periods and field trips.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Maintain regular attendance.



  • Basic subjects taught in the District schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading.

  • Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.

  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

  • Basic record-keeping techniques.


  • Learn child guidance principles and practices.

  • Communicate and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, staff and the public including members of ethnic communities.

  • Perform routine clerical duties in support of classroom activities.

  • Print and write legibly.

  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.

  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.

  • Learn procedures, functions and limitations of assigned duties.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Learn to apply and explain policies and procedures related to school and program activities.

  • Work cooperatively with others.

  • Monitor, observe and report student behavior according to approved policies and procedures.

  • Operate instructional and office equipment.


  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.

  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.

  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.

  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.

  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 50 pounds


High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate and one year experience in working with

children in an organized setting.

Open To: 
Contact Name: 
Sean Reeves
Opportunity Type: 
Volunteer Opportunities