Com­mu­nity vol­un­teers for 10,000 hours in DCPS

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

CAM­BRIDGE — Dorch­ester County Public Schools an­nounced that a to­tal of 10,342 to­tal hours of doc­u­mented vol­un­teer time was con­trib­uted by the Dorch­ester County com­mu­nity to schools and young peo­ple in the 20152016 school year, more than dou­ble that of last year.

“This re­mark­able in­crease in com­mu­nity in­volve­ment is es­pe­cially grat­i­fy­ing, given the great va­ri­ety and qual­ity of the ser­vices our vol­un­teers are pro­vid­ing,” said DCPS Su­per­in­ten­dent Dr. Henry Wag­ner. “We are sin­cerely grate­ful to each and ev­ery one of them for their in­vest­ment in the mission of DCPS.”

These vol­un­teer hours were ac­crued by read­ing with chil­dren, help­ing in me­dia cen­ters, fund-rais­ing for in­di­vid­ual schools, sup­port­ing in class­rooms, chap­er­on­ing field trips, de­liv­er­ing Ju­nior Achieve­ment and Char­ac­ter Counts lessons, and in many other ways that sup­port stu­dents’ suc­cess.

“The com­mu­nity has an enor­mous amount to con­trib­ute to the ed­u­ca­tion and de­vel­op­ment of our young­sters, and it is ex­cit­ing to see a grow­ing num­ber of vol­un­teers in our schools,” said Va­lerie Goff, DCPS com­mu­nity in­volve­ment li­ai­son. “There are ex­pand­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to help out in our schools, and we look for­ward to hear­ing from even more po­ten­tial vol­un­teers as we gear up for the fall.”

Those interested in vol­un­teer­ing in a school in the new school year should con­tact Va­lerie Goff at goffv@ dcpsmd.org or 410-228-4747 x1008.

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