We are excited to announce our partnership with Austin ISD to implement a new volunteer management platform at austinisd.voly.org. Please note that all volunteer registration for VOLY platform will start on August 8th, 2024. Austin ISD's VOLY portal will start accepting applications for specific volunteer and campus programs on August 15th, 2024.

For What It’s Worth

Each year the Independent Sector, a leadership network for charities, foundations and corporate giving programs publishes an annual valuation for volunteer hours, providing one way to measure the impact that millions of volunteers make with one hour of service. For 2010, the value of a volunteer hour was set at $21.36.

Elementary School Reading Classroom Coaching Team

Last school year, APIE filled 883 Classroom Coaching opportunities on a weekly basis. In addition, 750 mentors met with students over their lunch hour to read, play games, or just provide a friendly adult ear. Last year APIE volunteers delivered $34,880 worth of service to Austin students each week. Over an average of twenty-one weeks of programming, that totals just over $700K of additional resource in the school year!

Yet this figure represents only a fraction of the value delivered by these dedicated volunteers each week. Getting students engaged in math and reading, encouraging the development of critical thinking, problem-solving and team skills, building confidence in students’ academic abilities; this is what we invest in. And the outcomes are priceless.

Learn more about how you can make a difference with one hour a week. Go to https://austinpartners.org/volunteer to learn more about our Classroom Coaching and Mentoring opportunities.

Pat Abrams, Executive Director

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Austin Partners in Education will be closed beginning Friday, December 22 and ending Friday, January 5. We will return to normal business hours on Monday, January 8. All emails, phone calls, and volunteer background check applications will be completed upon our return. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Happy Holidays!

Austin Partners in Education cerrará comenzando el viernes 22 de diciembre y hasta el viernes 5 de enero. Volveremos al horario comercial normal el lunes 8 de enero. Todos los correos electrónicos, llamadas telefónicas y solicitudes de verificación de antecedentes de voluntarios se completarán a nuestro regreso. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión. ¡Felices Fiestas!