Are You Interested in Volunteering?
STAR House Foundation would love to involve you in an outreach that will make a difference in the life of a child. We have programs serving over 200 students who need you!
We appreciate our volunteers who allow us to reach each of our students, help them with their homework and challenge their academic potential. Our volunteers give their time to read or listen to students read, help students review for tests, check homework accuracy, and tutor in their favorite subject.
Helen, a long time STAR House volunteer, enjoys reading aloud to our students and helps them be creative through craft projects (something often omitted in busy schools). “I like the way the program has developed over time”, Helen remarks. Recently, she saw a former student who now has a daughter of his own. He told her that his daughter is in the second grade and he is teaching her all the things he had learned from her. Things like, “when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.” You never know what might stick over the years! Her advice to anyone interested in volunteering at STAR House is to “come spend some time in our program, it makes such a difference.”
Our students love coming to STAR House and they look forward to the additional one-on-one help. Many of them struggle with reading comprehension – a basic skill for all academic areas. Merrill, the site director at Esther Jackson, is a veteran teacher. She has a passion for working with at-risk students. “Watching their faces when they begin to understand a concept or begin reading on their own is quite thrilling.”
As our programs expand, our need for volunteers is expanding. Deborah, a regular volunteer at Esther Jackson, realized what an integral part of the program she had become when she recently had to miss a regular session. Her students missed her and were concerned about her absence. Deborah remarked, “This was an affirmation that they were counting on me to help them with their homework. Their smiles and eagerness to keep working at the end of a very long day is very rewarding to me”.
Volunteers at Esther Jackson are needed Monday-Friday 3-5PM and truly have the ability to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. Whether you have one day a week or one day a month, we welcome your time and have a task that will suit your personal abilities. Our wonderful team of coaches are available to help identify student’s needs and guide you through the process.
For more information, please visit our website and submit the volunteer application along with a copy of your driver’s license to 890-F Atlanta St. #138 Roswell 30075 OR bring them to the volunteer orientation. For more information on the next orientation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.