Elementary School

Volunteers in Education (ViE)
Welcome to our Volunteer webpage.
We are happy you are considering offering your time and talents to assist Rochester Public Schools students, staff and families.
Rochester Public Schools encourages parents/guardians, grandparents, and community members to share their time, talents and knowledge with our students. Volunteers in our schools enrich the educational programs and strengthen our school relationships with families, businesses, and the community as a whole. The education of our students takes a community effort. 

What is Volunteers in Education?
The Volunteers in Education (ViE) program was created in 1977 and serves to enrich education in the Rochester Public Schools by making the time, talents, and expertise of parents/guardians, community members, and community businesses available to students and staff.

Volunteers have played, and will continue to play, an important and valuable role in education. Our students, teachers, administrators, parents and the Rochester community reap the benefits from the volunteer efforts of people who share their talents and resources.

As a volunteer, you will receive many rewards. You will find yourself filling the needs of students in a role that utilizes your time, talents and interests in immeasurable ways. Voluntary assistance in the education of students of all ages offers ways for you to contribute to your community while, at the same time, experience a deep sense of personal accomplishment.


There are so many great opportunities to volunteer at Pinewood! All parents and guardians are welcome to volunteer at school. It is a great way to get more involved in your child's education and to meet other parents. Volunteers make a huge contribution to the students and staff at Pinewood.

There are many different volunteer opportunities, such as sorting books, gardening, chaperoning field trips, working at the Scholastic Book Fair, helping at school events like the carnival, and helping out in your child's classroom. My role is to take volunteer requests from Pinewood staff and match parent and community volunteers with those requests. I will email or call regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities, and you can respond if it interests you.

Thank you for considering being a volunteer! Please fill out a ViE form, if you are unsure of how to get involved please contact me with any questions or concerns. I am happy to give you more information.

Pinewood ViE Coordinator

Jennine Staven


Check in at the Main Office When you arrive at Pinewood to volunteer, please go to the office for a visitor name tag and sign in the ViE/Volunteer Log Book (NOT the Visitor Log Book).

ViE (Volunteer) Log Book - If you do any volunteer work for the school either at Pinewood, on a field trip,or at home, please remember to log your time in the ViE Binder in the office. You may also email the Volunteer Coordinator regarding how much time you spent. The district keeps data on volunteer hours.

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