Volunteers are a vital part of student success at Tiger Academy. The faculty and staff at Tiger Academy encourage interested parents/guardians and the community to join us in our mission to provide every student with a high quality education. You can help by becoming a volunteer today! Parents are required to volunteer 20 hours for one child and 30 hours for two or more children each school year.
To ensure the safety of our students, volunteers must complete an application and undergo a criminal background screening, free of charge. Designated school staff will verify volunteer clearance using our online process.
Become a Volunteer in Three Easy Steps
1. Complete Child Abuse Online Training
To Self-register for Training:
Go to Online Volunteer Training
- Enter your Y’s Registration Code: ffcymca904 and click “Submit.”
- Complete the form and click “Click here to enroll.”
- Write down your login and password or print the page for your records.
- You can begin training immediately after enrollment or you can choose to login later.
2. Complete online volunteer application
3. You will receive an email regarding your application once your application has been processed
**Please remember to sign in and out using the Volunteer Book in the front office.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- All volunteers must be cleared through the YMCA’s volunteer application.
- Please be sure that you complete the volunteer application at least one week prior to any scheduled volunteer activity.
- If you don’t have access to a computer, you may be allowed to use a computer at Tiger Academy. A social security number is required to apply. All required information must be entered in order for the application to be submitted.
For questions, please contact Jessie Didier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904.309.6840.
How Can You Help?
We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
If children receive the chance early in life to blossom educationally, families grow stronger and neighbors unite in common purpose, the statistics will show educational strides and changes in community that could only be born of innovative efforts and the committed individuals that make them a reality.
- Read stories to children
- Listen to children read
- Conduct flash card drills
- Provide individual help in the classroom
- Assist in learning centers (Y READS!)
- Set up learning centers (Small group, in-class)
- Make and/or play instructional games
- Play games at recess
- Prepare visual materials
- Help grade papers
- Prepare bulletin boards
- Help with Book Fair
- Reinforce reading fluency
- Assist with field trips
- Make props for plays
- Gather resource materials
- Set-up experiments
- Discuss careers or hobbies
- Reinforce learning the alphabet
- Reinforce recognition of numbers
- Drill recognition of color words
- Help children with motor skill problems
- Help children learn a foreign language
- Play a musical instrument for the class
- Help students play instruments
- Dramatize a story
- Help with handwriting practice
- Set up “grocery store” to practice math skills
- Drill spelling words
- Assist with sing-a-longs (Pre-k – K)
- Discuss care and training of pets
- Demonstrate different artistic abilities
- Discuss farm life and farm animals
- Demonstrate gardening skills
- Help prepare assembly programs
- Discuss holidays and special occasions
- Discuss aspects of safety (in and out of school)
- Demonstrate pioneer crafts
- Help office staff with mass mailings