Do you enjoy working with children or in a school setting? If so, Columbus Public Schools provide many opportunities to become involved.

We can give you the chance to work in one of our five elementary schools with students in grades K-4, in our middle school with students in grades 5-8 or in our high school with students in grades 9-12. By helping a child succeed in school, you will make a big difference in his or her life.

If working with students seems too intimidating, perhaps you would prefer to do something more behind the scenes such as assisting in the office or shelving books in the library. With school buildings located throughout town, one will surely be close to your home.

The elementary school hours are 8 a.m.-3:25 p.m., middle school 8:05 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and high school 8:10 a.m.-3:40 p.m. If you work during the school day, don’t worry, there are also many evening activities where you can be of assistance.

To find out more information, contact Isaiah May at 402-563-7000 Ext. 13556 or by e-mail at  mayi@discoverers.org Both the application and release of information form must be submitted before a person can volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities

English Language Learners Speaking Spanish is not a requirement. Opportunity to work with students in grades K-12.

  • Helping with vocabulary
  • Assisting with writing
  • Helping with reading

High School

  • Phone receptionist
  • Copying materials
  • Receiving/checking out library materials
  • Filing
  • Helping with mailings
  • Chaperoning dances
  • Assisting at events

Middle School

  • Shelving books
  • Assisting with activity nights
  • Tutoring at Friday night school
  • Helping with study halls
  • Labeling newsletters
  • Stuffing report cards in envelopes
  • Assisting in the office


  • Reading to students
  • Listening to students read
  • Helping in classrooms
  • Assisting with homework
  • Helping in the lunchroom
  • Working as a crossing guard
  • Helping in the library
  • Helping with special events
  • Assisting with book fairs