Get Involved … Volunteer to Make a Difference!
Volunteers play a central role in the life and growth of a nonprofit organization. With volunteers, costs can be contained, extra services provided, funds raised, the marketing message communicated to a wider audience, and future board leadership developed. Without volunteer participation in all aspects of the organization, our jobs become more difficult, costs go up, and the nonprofit runs the risk of becoming insular and not responsive to the needs of the constituents they are dedicated to help.
Corporate Volunteer Opportunities – Switzer Learning Center has worked with several local companies and service organizations to provide group volunteer opportunities for health and career fairs, holiday activities and parties, and campus improvement projects. We would love to work with your organization and create a volunteer project that will uniquely meet our mutual interests.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities – Opportunities are available for individuals who would like to offer their time and talent to a special school. Contact Dr. Rebecca Foo, and we will match your wishes and our needs to make a difference in the life of a “special” child. To become a regular volunteer who has on-going contact with students, a finger print screening and tuberculosis test is required by the California Department of Education.
Sample Volunteer Opportunities
- Join the Board of Trustees or a Board Committee or Ad Hoc Team
- Be an inspirational speaker or performer at student assemblies, career day, health fair, or in classes
- Nominate a Woman of the Year and attend our Women of the Year luncheon
- Participate in the fun at our Boots, Brews & BBQ fundraiser
- Become a board, staff, or student advisor in your area of expertise
- Sponsor or volunteer at our graduating seniors’ brunch or field trip
- Cook or sponsor an attendance breakfast, or a lunch to reward students at Olympics Park Day, Graduation, Alumni Reunion, and other events
- Mentor or tutor a student
- Teach an enrichment activity such as drama, art, photography, woodworking, cooking, or music
- Coach fitness or a Switzer team, or participate in Olympics events
- Help with filing, data entry, preparing mailings, search engine optimization, e-newsletters, social media, marketing, etc.
- Donate expertise, supplies, and labor for landscaping and facility maintenance
- Adopt a needy family during the holidays
- Give gifts and prizes to positively reinforce students, or for silent and live auction fundraisers
- Provide an internship or shadowed vocational opportunity for a transitioning student to learn a vocation or trade