As you’ll see from our history, parents and teachers working together is an important part of Many Rivers. Parents volunteer once in a while or more regularly, depending on what works for them. What we’ve learned is that all children benefit from any volunteer, and that’s why the teachers welcome parents into their classrooms. Because of our many hands-on projects, we often appreciate a helping hand.
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark van Doren, American educator
- Volunteering in the classroom
- Sharing a parent’s, guardian’s, caregiver’s or grandparent’s expertise
- Organizing opportunities for enhancement such as field trips, or special guest presentations from experts and artists in the greater Portland community
- Collecting and donating materials for projects
- Leadership in the Many Rivers parent support group
Not everyone can or wants to volunteer during the day. Parents choose volunteer opportunities that fit their interests and schedules. We believe that each caregiver has excellent resources and a valuable contribution to make.