Please consider volunteering. See what job fits your interests with the Springfield Education Foundation (SEF). If you would like to volunteer with a specific school or program we can help make that connection. Just contact us at info@springfieldeducationfoundation or call 541-726-3243.
Mentor: Volunteer to simply meet with a middle school student at school to discuss their classes, school and goals. SEF supports mentor programs at Agnes Stewart Middle School and Hamlin Middle School. Principals hear from teachers that they see an improvement in student performance immediately after students meet with their adult mentors. Minimum time commitment: three times a year, 1 1/2 hours each time after an initial training session.
Website Wizard: SEF needs volunteers to help maintain and update our website. As our organization grows, we need technical support in a variety of areas. This work can be done at the SEF office or remotely. Work hours vary depending on the time of year. Time commitment: two to four hours a week.
Administrative Angel: A volunteer is needed to assist with routine office work. Duties at the SEF office would include: data entry, proof reading written material, event support, ordering and maintaining supplies, assisting with board materials, mailings, etc. Time commitment: two to four hours a week. Our office is located at the Springfield Public Schools Administration Building, 525 Mill St., Springfield.
Blogger: A volunteer is needed to serve with a new team of bloggers for SEF. Some direct connection to SPS schools is recommended, but not necessary. This work can be done remotely or in the office. Time Commitment: One blog per month/three to four hours a month.
Grant Reviewers/Readers: This is a very important position for the foundation. Volunteers serve on a team that reads, evaluates, scores and awards the annual grants. Time Commitment: four committee meetings and several hours of reading. This occurs only in the fall. 30 to 60 hours total.
Event Enthusiast: Assist on an event committee. Current events include the Night of 11,000 Stars!, Grant Givers Gang, Shana’s Jump and Run Track Meet, Back to School events and private donor events. Tasks and time commitments vary.
Fun Fundraising Fanatic: Assist SEF development team with a variety of tasks. Time Commitment: four to ten hours a month.