Working with Parent Volunteers: Tips for Teachers


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Which of the following is a good way to communicate with parent volunteers?

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1. Which of these methods would work best to allow working parents to volunteer?

2. What is a reason that prevents parents from volunteering?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Email, social media and newsletters are all great ways to communicate with parent volunteers. This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the best method for allowing working parents to volunteer, and will explore the varying ways a parent can volunteer other than time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to review:

  • Good ways to communicate with parent volunteers
  • Best way to allow working parents to volunteer
  • The top reason preventing parents from volunteering
  • Best ways a parent can volunteer other than time
  • Commonly untapped resource for classroom support

Skills Practiced

Students can practice the following skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Knowledge application- access your knowledge to answer questions about communication methods with parent volunteers
  • Making connections- understand that work commitments are often an obstacle for parent volunteers
  • Information recall- use your knowledge to identify commonly overlooked assets for classroom support

Additional Learning

To learn more about parent resources for the classroom, read the accompanying lesson on Working With Parent Volunteers in the Classroom. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how to use parent volunteers to your advantage in the classroom
  • Identify the effective forms of communication with volunteers
  • Understand the importance of being direct with parent volunteers about your classroom needs
  • Identify ways to work around schedules for parents who work
  • Incorporate the unique talent of parent volunteers into the classroom
  • Encourage parents to donate resources to the classroom other than time
  • Promote grandparents as volunteers
  • Acknowledge and appreciate all parent volunteers