Help Make Good Things Happen in Our Schools
 Parents/guardians, grandparents and community members are invited to volunteer in our schools through the STSD Volunteer program. Members are offered the opportunity to respond to requests for help that are received from teachers, librarians, administrators, the PTOs, and other members of our school district family.

A variety of activities become available during the school year and sometimes during the summer. Most requests are for help at school during the school day, while a few activities take place after school or in the evening, under supervision of staff.

Some requests involve coming in on a regular basis through the school year while others involve a one-time visit. Volunteers may participate in those activities that best suit their interests and schedule. 

Volunteer Program activities typically include helping elementary school students work on reading or math skills, assisting at book fairs, giving teachers an extra hand with classroom support tasks, helping middle and high school students with their schoolwork at Striving for Excellence sessions, reading to students as part of the Holtzman School African-American Read-In, and lots more. 

Prospective volunteers attend an orientation session and are asked to provide a negative tb test result, criminal record clearance, child abuse clearance, FBI clearance (or a residency statement, if a Pennsylvania resident for more than ten years), and an arrest/conviction report and certification form. Volunteers also complete an online training regarding child abuse recognition and reporting. Clearance application information, the residency statement, and the certification form are provided at the orientation, as is information about getting a tb test and taking the online training. Orientations are held periodically during the school year. 

If you have questions about joining the Volunteer Program or would like to sign up for an orientation, please call the school district office at 657-5100.