We are always amazed at the countless number of students we meet who carry within themselves a resilience that goes against all odds. These are the kids who come from broken homes & families who suffer various forms of hardship (as an example, all of our partner schools are above 90% free/reduced lunch) – and yet, often children have an innate desire to thrive, all they need is the caring support of another adult who believes in their future.

Who was that person for you? A parent? A teacher? A volunteer?

Communities In Schools of Lakewood has many opportunities for you to step into the life of a student right when they need it most & help them to nurture that resilience – empowering them to succeed, in school and in life. We offer the chance to tutor after school, assist in our after school programs, or mentor a student or group of students.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • All volunteers must pass a background check and attend the required orientation/training.
  • Mentoring
    Meet with a student once a week for 30 minutes to an hour. Must attend volunteer orientation.
  • Tutor
    Help out with Extended Learning at CPHS or Homework Club at Lochburn Middle School. Must attend volunteer orientation.
  • Job Shadows
    Allow a CPHS Junior or Senior to come shadow you at work. Must attend Job Shadow info session.
  • Lunch Pals
    Enjoy lunch with a middle school student at either Lochburn or Hudtloff Middle School. Must attend Lunch Pals Orientation.
  • One time
    Join our on call list for when events become available and we need help from our community. Orientations will vary based on what one time opportunity you do.

Apply Now

If you already know which opportunity you want to sign up for, click this link to our Volunteer Application

Volunteer Interest Form

If you’re not sure what you want to do, fill out our interest form below