Volunteer Opportunities

Young Scholars Charter School welcomes volunteers to enhance programming and expand opportunities for our students. Volunteer opportunities are available in a few formats throughout the year and are designed to best match individual interests, skill sets and availability. Below, you will find information about ways to volunteer at Young Scholars along with the requirements, training and contact info for each opportunity available for the 2021-2022 school year. We thank you for your interest in wanting to work directly with students and staff at YSCS in service of our mission and vision for all students. Any interested volunteers can e-mail volunteer@phillyscholars.org to inquire further about ways to become involved. In your reach out, please indicate the opportunity you are interested in and the associated lead will be in contact with you shortly!
Compliance Requirements: Any volunteer who will be a recurring participant in school program (Opportunities 1-4), is required to obtain the following clearances before starting a program: PA Criminal Background Check, Childline Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Background Check. A member of the HR team at YSCS will assist you with obtaining required clearances.
 
Health and Safety Requirement: Volunteers are encouraged to be vaccinated. All students, staff and volunteers must wear masks during the school day until otherwise noted.

Training: In order to acclimate volunteers (Opportunities 1-4) to the Young Scholars community and ensure they have the support and background information needed to be successful, each volunteer will be required to attend the following trainings and will also receive direct support from the Opportunity Lead.

Session 1: Overview of Young Scholars Program, Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities and Classroom Observations (60 Minutes)
Session 2: Culturally Responsive Teaching, Equity and Anti-Racism at YSCS (60 Minutes)
 
Additionally, each volunteer is required to spend at least 1 hour observing classes at YSCS prior to beginning their volunteer experience.