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Lake Washington School District looking for LINKS volunteers
The Lake Washington School District LINKS Program is now recruiting caring community volunteers who are interested in helping students be successful in school. Last school year, 294 volunteers shared their time in classrooms. They worked with kids on math or reading; they tutored middle school students; or were a lunch buddy to a child who needed a positive role model. Volunteering through LINKS takes one hour each week.
Sharing time in a school is something co-workers can do together during their lunch time. It’s an opportunity for retirees to engage in their community by giving back.
What do past volunteers say about the LINKS Program? One volunteer said, “One-on-one mentoring via the lunch buddy program creates a wonderful positive environment and an opportunity to inspire a student.” Another noted, “I can see how my time with selected students has added to the learning they do with the teacher in the classroom.”
All new volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation, complete a volunteer application and be approved prior to beginning service in a school. Orientation dates are listed on LINKS page on the Lake Washington School district website (www.lwsd.org). To register for an upcoming orientation, email Nanci Wehr at email@example.com or call (425) 936-1410.