Volunteer

Your help is needed! Athlos families are encouraged to donate 30 hours of their time each year in service to the school. This may include monitoring the cafeteria during lunchtime, monitoring the yard during free play (recess), assisting a teacher with a project in their classroom, or helping to assemble project kits at home. There’s a lot to do, and we need you!

Current Volunteer Needs

Free Play / Recess Duty

We are seeking volunteers to help monitor the yard during free play (recess).

Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish

Daily Volunteer Times

Morning free play:

  • 10:00–10:15
  • 10:35–11:00
  • 10:55–11:07
  • 11:30–11:50
  • 11:38–11:53
  • 11:53–12:13

Afternoon free play:

  • 12:10–12:25
  • 12:35–12:50

Contact Info

If interested in volunteering as a yard monitor or if you need more information, please contact:

Marijohn Robinson, External Relations Liaison
Email: mrobinson@athlosjp.org
School Phone: (504) 290-2510

Cafeteria Monitor

We are seeking volunteers to help monitor the cafeteria during meal times.

Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish

Daily Volunteer Times
10:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Contact Info

If interested in volunteering as a cafeteria monitor or if you need more information, please contact:

Marijohn Robinson, External Relations Liaison
Email: mrobinson@athlosjp.org
School Phone: (504) 290-2510

PTO

Our Parent-Teacher Organization is always looking for individuals to help with a variety of projects and fill open positions. Visit the PTO page for more information.

Responsibilities & Guidelines

Before your arrival to volunteer:

  1. Watch the training video.
  2. Take your lead from staff and dress appropriately. Your attire should be clean and neat to serve as a model for our students.
  3. Please ask a staff member before bringing in outside materials (including food)

At your arrival:

  • Be prompt and dependable; arrive at the front office 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Complete a quick background check. You will need to present a state or federal form of identification.
  • If it’s your first time volunteering, read and sign the confidentiality waiver.
  • Sign into the volunteer binder so your hours may be tracked. You will also need to sign out after you are done.
  • Place your cell phone on silent or vibrate to keep distractions to a minimum.

During your volunteer time:

  • Exercise intergrity and respect each student’s rights and privacy.
  • Follow the lead of teachers and staff when working with students.
  • Follow our R.E.P.S. and restroom procedures.
  • If you are volunteering in a class with your student, save all questions regarding your student’s performance and bahvior for in-school conferences. Treat your child as you would every other student at Athlos.
  • Volunteers do not discipline students. Disciplinary action is the legal responsibility of the administration and staff. If an issue arises, please immediatly contact a teacher or staff member.

Interacting with students:

  • Accept all students as they are and be ready to accept their differences.
  • Be friendly and enthusiastic.
  • Encourage all of our students. Use positive comments that will allow them to feel good about themselves.
  • Praise even the smallest efforts and successes.
  • Be caring, but firm.
  • Patiently allow students to think and form their own answers.