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Kickoff Volunteer Orientation

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Cambridge Rindge & Latin School

459 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02138

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How To Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Our first orientation will be Tuesday, September 24, in the evening. Dinner will be served.

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How do I sign up?
This will be our first orientation of the year for new volunteers. If you are a new volunteer, click on the green register button above. Or you can always just call us to register: 617-349-6794. **Returning volunteers from the 2018-2019 or 2017–2018 school years should not attend this orientation—just call or email us.**

What if I cannot make the Sept 24th date?
That's not a problem! There are other options for orientations which we keep updated at this link: http://www.csvinc.org/for-volunteers/how-to-get-started-2/

Is there parking for this event?
You can park in the high school parking garage on Ellery Street for this volunteer kickoff. The garage entrance will be open.

What is the time commitment for volunteering?
Volunteers give one or two hours per week, for at least one semester. Many volunteers choose to work more hours.

When are volunteers needed?
All opportunities occur before, during or after the school day (between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, during the school year).

Who are the students?
Our public schools have a very diverse student body. Students served by CSV have requested help or have been referred by their teacher. We have volunteer opportunities from junior kindergarten to 12th grade.

Can I help if I’ve never worked in a school?
Yes! You do not have to have prior experience as a tutor or teacher. We will work to match your talents with a need in the schools.

What about training?
Training begins as soon as you attend one of the informational orientation sessions. Ongoing support continues via training events throughout the year. Some special projects have monthly trainings as well.

Where do the CSV orientations take place?
This orientation will take place in the school library at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS). Click here for directions.

What are your current needs?
For a list of specific volunteer needs, click here. However, we also will work with you to use your talents, so please sign up for an orientation even if you aren't sure which role is a fit.

Do I need to provide references or have a CORI check?
Yes. You can download the K-8 Reference Form or the High School Reference Form and bring two copies with you to your orientation. Your references should be individuals who have known you for at least one year. Also, bring a government-issued photo ID (drivers license or passport) for a CORI (criminal record) check.

What if I can't come on this date?
Call or email us. We will schedule many more orientations in September and October. We don't want to miss out on getting you involved.

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