Volunteer Opportunities

WHO WE ARE

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for the North Adams Public Schools. Volunteers in our district come from all walks of life and volunteer in a variety of ways.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Parent/Volunteer Program Coordinator, Carrie Schadler at cschadler@napsk12.org.

Please note- all volunteers in the North Adams Public School District must complete a CORI and SORI check prior to volunteering. This practice ensures the safety of our students.


We look forward to hearing from you to see how we can match your skills and personality in an effort to make a difference in the lives of our children. Volunteering is a fulfilling service to the community, one which can put a smile on a child’s face or make a profound difference academically. 

 WHAT WE DO

The North Adams Public Schools is fortunate to have volunteers who assist us in a variety of ways.

Parent Volunteers

  • PTAs & PTGs

  • field trip chaperones

  • field day or special event volunteers

  • guest readers in classrooms

  • sporting events

Community Volunteers

  • guest readers in classrooms

  • help with beautification projects (community clean-up days, playground projects)

  • sporting events

Foster Grandparent Program
Volunteers in the Foster Grandparent Program are role models and mentors to students in our district. This nation-wide government-funded program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities. For more information on the program in general, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps/foster-grandparents

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Volunteers

  • Pathways Program: MCLA students help motivate high school students to stay in school, dream big and make positive choices, while also participating in college awareness activities on the MCLA campus.

  • H.A.L.F. Times (Health. Athletics. Lifetime. Fitness.): MCLA volunteers engage and educate NAPS students on how to live a healthy lifestyle.

  • MCLA STEM in Action: MCLA volunteers help expose NAPS youth to the sciences through educational and engaging activities that encourage them to pursue the STEM disciplines.

  • E3: MCLA volunteers support and facilitate hands on skill-building projects with high school students who are in the E3 program.

  • S.T.I.C.S (Student-Teacher In-Class Support): MCLA volunteers are matched with a teacher to provide direct in-class support in all of the schools in our district.

  • Teaching to Learn: MCLA volunteers work with one other college student to teach science in elementary classrooms.

  • Berkshire After School Art Program: MCLA volunteers help expose NAPS students in grades 5-7 to the arts through educational and engaging activities that encourage creative thinking.

  • Mentoring for Tomorrow: MCLA volunteers are matched with elementary school students at Colegrove Park to provide mentorship and guidance.

Williams College Volunteers

  • Teaching to Learn: Williams College volunteers work with one other college student to teach science at Brayton & Greylock Elementary.

  • First Grade Buddies: Williams College volunteers work with students in first and second grade at Brayton Elementary.

  • After School Tutoring: Williams College volunteers work with small groups of students during after school programming to help with math and reading skills.

  • Mentoring: Williams College volunteers are matched with students at Brayton, Greylock, and Colegrove Park Elementary to provide extra academic help as well as mentoring.

  • iTeam: Williams College volunteers come to Brayton to support coding instruction in grades 3 and 5.

  • Classroom Support: Williams College volunteers work with students in 6th-grade classrooms at Greylock Elementary.

  • Crossover Academy: An after school sports and wellness program for 3rd and 4th graders from Brayton and Greylock run by the Williams Athletics department on the Williams campus.