We realize that you are serving voluntarily and we consider your commitment to the program a valuable one. The volunteer along with the staff member should maintain a professional attitude and mutual respect. As a member of the educational team, the volunteer should remember the importance of:
The teacher has planned and scheduled student activities for you. Please notify the volunteer contact at the school if you must be absent.
Never discuss or repeat any information about a child with anyone other than the appropriate staff member. Students have a right to confidentiality under Florida Statute 228.093
Discuss any ideas or questions with your assigned staff member; do not let a misunderstanding become a problem.
• School procedure and policy
Familiarize yourself with the school’s rules, plans and procedures.
Be honest in your approach and attitude, it will aid in developing trust with staff and students.
Be patient and positive when working with students. Encourage and expect them to succeed.
Try to be flexible when responding to the needs of the staff and students. Everyone has on/off days.
Be consistent while dealing with students. They come to rely on those who are steady and true.
With a warm smile and kind words you can accomplish miracles.
**Remember….Volunteers should never be put in the position of having to enforce discipline. That is the responsibility of the teacher or administrator. Immediately notify a staff member if you are encountering a discipline problem.