Volunteers and Partnerships

Thank you for your interest in volunteering and/or partnering with Arlington Public Schools. Our partners and volunteers provide opportunities for our students to grow and connect with local businesses and community organizations.

Who are the APS Volunteers & Partners?

Volunteers are people like you who donate their time regularly in schools to assist with activities that enhance instruction, promote learning, and provide support to students and staff.

Partners are volunteers that are associated with a particular business or organization.

Types of APS Partners:

  1. Resource Partners provide space, gift certificates, incentive prizes, financial or in-kind donations.
  2. Service Partners provide mentors, tutors, guest speakers, workshops, internship opportunities and/or job shadowing opportunities.
  3. Strategic Partners have taken an extra step to ensure the life of the partnership by creating a partnership agreement with goals and outcomes that support both the APS Strategic Plan and the partner’s organizational goals. Strategic partners are resource and/or service partners as well.

How Can You Get Involved?

There are many volunteer opportunities for you to participate in! You can also connect with the Volunteer and Partnership Liaison at your neighborhood school to learn more about how you can provide support. For more information, visit the Volunteer Application Form page.

You may also want to check out our partnership ideas to be involved with a school near you! According to our most recent survey of teachers and schools, more than 500 businesses and community organizations provide over 600 partnership relationships with the schools and programs in APS. The listing of these partnerships can be found in the Directory of Partners.

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Dawn Smith

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We r so proud of our students who wrote & performed their own SOL science based play, The Wrong Button @ the scientific method. Our wonderful Partners from @Community_ETC led this successful residency. Thank you to all who helped in the process! #APSVolunteerStrong https://t.co/6QKea9OmKc
Published April 19, 18 8:03AM
                                        
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Dawn Smith

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Sean McDaniel of the MITRE Corp. volunteers n McKinley’s 5th grade science classes. The Scientist n the Classroom program ensures differentiated, enriched instruction of students through active questioning, 1on1 feedback & teacher support. #APSVolunteerStrong https://t.co/z67mXAN1OO
Published April 17, 18 1:08PM
                                        
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Dawn Smith

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Thank you to Shirley Kerns for her years of service to APS. Every year for the last 5 years Shirley has volunteered to be the the pianist for the African American Read-In performance produced by Dr. Sharon Gaston-Reading Specialist for Taylor E.S. #APSVolunteerStrong https://t.co/HN16wu6hJn
Published April 11, 18 6:14AM
                                        
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