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This International Volunteer Day, we are excited to share some opportunities for our Rains County community members to volunteer here at Rains ISD! 

Volunteers enhance the relationship between the school, families, and the community. Parent volunteers create connections for students and their school, and help create a sense of community responsibility to education. Community volunteers and mentors provide opportunities for students to see civic responsibility in action.

In short, volunteers can have a tremendous impact on the overall success of the educational system.

Within our schools, we have Volunteers and Visitors. A Visitor is a person that is allowed to attend campus functions and/or lunch with their child. You would not need to complete a Volunteer form for these functions, merely check in with your driver license in the front office of your child’s school.

Volunteers are given an assignment or task dealing directly with children other than their own while on campus or on school-sponsored trips. Volunteers must have an annual background check completed by the District on file.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact your child’s campus office or the Rains ISD PTO. (Contact information at the end of this article.)

How can you volunteer?

In the Classroom

  • Attend open house events
  • Attend pep rallies or big presentations
  • Update bulletin boards/help write newsletters
  • Plan class parties
  • Attend field trips as chaperones
  • Read to students
  • Make a presentation about your career/college
  • Become a reading buddy or join small group reading circles
  • Donate to classroom centers/supply needs
  • Partner with a teacher to do office work for them (laminating, copies, cutting)
  • Help with class art or science projects
  • Mentor students

In the School

  • Join the PTO and help with school-wide events
  • Recess or Lunchroom Duty
  • Help in the library
  • Serve staff a hot lunch
  • Help with food drives
  • Offer tutoring

Want to take your volunteer efforts a bit further? Become a substitute! Learn more about the requirements for becoming a substitute teacher here.

However you choose to serve, Rains ISD students and staff could use your time and talent.

Together we can help make RISD a great place to be!

Rains ISD PTO:
Rains Elementary: (903) 473-2222 ext. 3106
Rains Intermediate: (903) 473-2222 ext. 8008
Rains Junior High: (903) 473-2222 ext. 2106
Rains High School: (903) 473-2222 ext. 1401