Get Involved

Types of Volunteer Opportunities

There are many different volunteer paths at Communities In Schools of Northwest NC. If you can spare an hour a week, you can become a part of our Lunch Buddies program and eat lunch with a student in K-3rd grade once a week.  Have more time to give?  Mentor a child in our Friends of Youth program. You can find out more about these volunteer opportunities on our programs page. If you are an Alexander County resident, we offer the Reading Partner program in elementary schools and there are always opportunities with our site coordinators to come into the schools and work with our students.
In Ashe County, we currently have the Friends of Youth program and site coordination.

Not all of our volunteers work directly with children. We also need volunteers to assist with fundraisers and general office work. If you have time to get involved, Communities In Schools of NWNC has a place for you!


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How to Become a Communities In Schools Volunteer

To volunteer with Communities In Schools of Northwest North Carolina, please contact Tiger Posey at 336-903-4894 or

To become a volunteer, please complete our volunteer application (see link below). Once the application is completed and returned, our volunteer recruiter, Tiger Posey, will send reference letters to your chosen references. A criminal history check is
completed as well. Upon receipt of the reference letters and the criminal history check, Tiger will schedule an interview and training. After successful completion of the training, you’ll be be matched with your student.

  1. Complete the volunteer application
  2. Reference check
  3. Clean criminal history will be verified
  4. Interview and training with CIS employee
  5. Volunteer match
 Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Communities In Schools of Northwest North Carolina!