“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
At the Nest, the opportunities to volunteer are many and
Our volunteers are the heartbeat of the Academy.
Time spent volunteering at The Nest benefits our students and program, and we value the incredible, priceless gift of time that our volunteers give.
Whether you are looking to invest time one on one, provide classroom support, reading, math, or ESL instruction, want to provide lunch for our students, are looking for an internship, or want to add value to the life of a child with your experience, professional advice or your talent or ability…we would love your help!
2022-23 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Literacy is the cornerstone of our program as we serve students where English is generally their second or third language. The Nest Academy welcomes any community volunteer who would like to read individually and/or with a small group of students Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15-9:30 am. This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers who can dedicate one or two weekly mornings. Volunteers will sign up monthly, one month in advance. This opportunity requires minimal preparation but allows each volunteer to make a direct impact on the students.
Reading and/or ESL Tutors
Literacy is the cornerstone of our program as we serve students where English is generally their second or third language. Before coming to The Nest, most of our students could not read/write/speak English. The Nest Academy seeks tutors trained in literacy, language, or ESL (English as a Second Language) and/or multisensory-based instruction. This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers who can dedicate at least two one-hour blocks of time per week for the semester or school year. If you are interested in tutoring reading and do not have prior training, we can train/equip you.
Many students at The Nest Academy can benefit from additional individual and/or small group instruction on basic math skills. This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers who want to share their love for math and believe in a solid foundation. Volunteers will need to be able to dedicate at least a one-hour block of time per week for the semester or school year.
Friday Club Leaders
As a new addition to the curriculum for 2022-2023, The Nest Academy hopes to welcome a large group of volunteers onto campus every Friday morning to offer students the opportunity to work and learn from all those willing to share their knowledge, passion, and expertise in a small group setting. This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers who can dedicate at least one hour and a half block of time every Friday morning or every other Friday morning for a semester or school year.
Calling all INSPIRERS, Yes, that means U! Everyone has a story. A “just when I almost gave up, BUT THEN” story. At The Nest, we are inspired by the strength and resilience of our students and want to keep inspiring them to be brave, daring, bold, trend-setting, difference makers. We value the inspiring story that only YOU can tell. We want to hear -What INSPIR-Ed U? Whether you have a story of breaking the status quo, following your heart and dreams, hope, healing, struggle leading to success, or an inspiring message to share with our students, we want to hear from you! InspirEd-U is every Wednesday 10:45-11:15 am. We would love for you to join us and be an adrenaline shot of courage and hope for our students!
We look forward to being InspirEd by U.
As The Nest Academy continues to grow, we are always in need of volunteer teachers to support our core classes and electives across all grade levels. This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers with an education degree and/or experience in the classroom who are looking for ways to share their gifts with some of the most deserving students in East Charlotte. Schedules vary based on volunteer availability.
Looking to impact future leaders? This is the perfect opportunity for volunteers looking to develop a deep connection with students outside the classroom.
Greeters and Basic Administrative Support
Mornings seem always to be a busy time in schools, and The Nest Academy is no exception. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for community members who believe in the mission and want to make a difference but would prefer to support the Academy with tasks outside the classroom regularly.
Are you interested in working with students, but your schedule is not consistent from week to week? This is the perfect opportunity for volunteers to work with students throughout the year when their schedule allows while filling a huge need at the school.
Friday Pizza Lunch Volunteer
Our students look forward to lunchtime every day. Pizza Lunch Volunteers provide lunch for our 50 students. Pizza volunteers can be monthly, weekly, or one-time sponsors for The Nest to purchase pizza lunches for our students.
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6824 Democracy Dr.
Charlotte NC, 28212
M-F: 7:45am - 2:30pm