Nazareth Elementary School

Learn About This Ministry & Current Volunteer Opportunities

About

A Catholic coeducational school for pre-kindergarten through grade 6 owned and operated by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Nazareth Elementary School provides the highest standards of educational excellence, challenging students to develop their own individual gifts, to cooperate rather than compete, and to act with compassion rather than indifference. Students are taught to make choices based on Gospel values and are encouraged from an early age to participate in service to the community.

Volunteer

Note: All volunteer opportunities are dependent upon NYSED and NYSDOH guidelines recommended or mandated for schools during this pandemic. All staff and volunteers follow our health and safety protocols.

“Creating a Safe Environment” online training required as well as a background check.

  • Opportunities

    Art Room Helper

    Time: 8:45AM-2:30PM (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Volunteers could assist half days or a full day. Time to be determined with the art teacher.
    Description: Duties would include helping the teacher with set-up and cleaning of art materials, and assisting students with their individual art projects during classes.
    Preferences: College students or adults with a love for children and an appreciation of art.


    Classroom Helper

    Time: Monday-Friday 8:15AM-2:40PM (Do not need to volunteer all days or for an entire day)
    Description: Duties might include assisting teachers with set-up or cleaning materials, guiding students with class assignments, listening to an individual student’s oral reading, helping students to stay on task, monitoring a student taking a test, or other tasks needed by teacher.
    Preferences: College students or adults with educational experience preferred; retired certified teachers ideal.


    Extended Care Program After School Helper

    Time: Monday-Friday 2:30-4:00PM (Do not need to volunteer all days)
    Description: Duties include assisting with the supervision of students, playing a game with children, working on a craft or art project with a small group, assisting the teacher on the playground, providing assistance with homework assignments.
    Preferences: College students or adults with a love for children.


    Library Helper

    Time: Monday-Friday 8:15AM-2:40PM (Do not need to volunteer all days or for an entire day)
    Description:Duties might include assisting the Librarian with the check-in and check-out of library books, re-shelving books, and some cataloging of materials.
    Preferences: College students or adults with a love for children, library experience would be great but not necessary; a willingness to be trained and organizational skills.


    Lunch/Recess Helper

    Time: Monday-Friday 11:15AM-1:15PM (Do not need to volunteer all days)
    Description:Duties would include assisting with lunchroom supervision during students’ lunchtimes and assisting with clean-up of tables after each lunch period and set-up for the next group of children.
    Requirements: Volunteer must be 18 years of age or older and work well with children and adults.


    Maintenance Work

    Time: Seasonal - Tasks might include weeding, planting flowers, painting, helping with repairs inside the school, playground cleaning, etc.


    Technology Lab Helper

    Time: Monday-Thursday (Times will vary according to each day's schedule)
    Description: Duties might include assisting students with assignments at their individual computer stations, and cleaning keyboards and headsets at the end of a lesson or day.
    Preferences: Prior technology experience; knowledge of Google and Microsoft programs.

  • Contact Information

    Martha Mortensen-Kolkmann, LMSW

    Residential Enrichment Facilitator, SSJ

    150 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618

    P: (585) 641-8415 F: (585)586-0027

    mmortensen@ssjrochester.org

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