Dorchester County Public Schools would like to thank the Dorchester County community for contributing a total of 10,342 hours of documented volunteer time to schools and young people during the 2015-16 school year. This figure is an increase of more than double the previous year’s figure. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henry V. Wagner, Jr. said, “This remarkable increase in community involvement is especially gratifying, given the great variety and quality of the services our volunteers are providing. We are sincerely grateful to each and every one of them for their investment in the mission of DCPS!”
Volunteer hours were accrued by reading with children, helping in media centers, fund-raising for individual schools, supporting in classrooms, chaperoning field trips, delivering Junior Achievement and Character Counts lessons, and in many other ways that support students’ success.
“The community has an enormous amount to contribute to the education and development of our youngsters, and it is exciting to see a growing number of volunteers in our schools,” said Valerie Goff, Community Involvement Liaison for DCPS. “There are expanding opportunities to help out in our schools, and we look forward to hearing from even more potential volunteers as we gear up for the fall.”
Those interesting in volunteering in a school in the new school year should contact Valerie Goff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-228-4747 x1008.