Community volunteers for 10,000 hours in DCPS
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.