Grandma Hayes received the Red Cross' 2013 Senior Hero Award for her years of volunteer service to Springfield Public Schools. For the past 10 years, she has volunteered in Ms. Willenborg's class at Springfield Ball Charter School. Grandma started volunteering in 1998 after her husband passed. She is 91 and volunteers three days a week. Her favorite part of volunteering: reading to the children.
Read the sj-r's story on Grandma and all the heroes by copying and pasting this link into your browser: http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x1641167767/Honorees-show-what-makes-a-hero
Congratulations Grandma and all the other 2013 heroes.
April 18, 2013 8 photos
May 10, 2012 8 photos
At District 186, we value the contributions volunteers make. Our volunteers spend hundreds of hours working with students each year. We could never adequately thank them for all that they do. They touch children's lives and make the world a little better and a little brighter every day!
We invite you to become a volunteer in District 186. There are countless opportunities for you to get involved. Don't wait, you can start today!
The most common ways volunteers support the District are:
While we ask volunteers to commit to one hour a week, we welcome those interested in volunteering more than once a week. If you're interested, let the classroom teacher or school secretary know of your availability.
All volunteers are required to complete a background check through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Illinois State Police before they begin working with students. Forms are available at each school and in the District office at 1900 W. Monroe. Please complete your form and return to your school's secretary. You will be notified when your background check is complete.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please click on the "forms" tab on this page for the paperwork required for all volunteers.
All questions about volunteering should be directed to the Coordinator of Volunteers, Donna Treadwell, at 525-3257. You may also send comments/questions to firstname.lastname@example.org