Make an Impact - Become a Mentor!
Wichita Public Schools is not currently accepting volunteer registrations for the 2020-21 school year. We will be in an Essential Visitor Only protocol through at least January 2021. You can find more information about that on our WPS Return website.
This protocol applies to all volunteers, including parents, students and individuals who typically volunteer on behalf of a business, church or nonprofit organization. We are currently working on whether and how to offer virtual volunteering opportunities.
In the meantime, please refer to the organizations listed under Community Mentoring Programs. Many of these organizations have community-based opportunities that will continue during this time.
Mentors prove that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. By spending time with students in schools, mentors are making a world of difference in the lives of young people throughout Wichita.
Mentoring is fun for both young people and adults. Volunteers can participate in a wide range of in-school activities, including sharing lunch with a student, reading to a student or class, sharing special talents or career interests, tutoring, or just being a good friend who listens.
Options for mentoring accommodate the busy schedules of today's volunteers:
- Volunteer with a group of students or one-to-one
- Choose the age groups you enjoy
- Select a school location close to home or work
- Volunteer for as little as one hour a week
It Makes the Difference
Studies show the presence of a positive adult role model in a young person's life:
- Builds confidence
- Encourages kids to set and achieve goals
- Helps young people succeed
Community Mentoring Programs
Several nonprofit organizations in the community provide mentoring opportunities to our students in the school setting. For structured mentoring relationships, exploring volunteer opportunities with these organizations is recommended.