Volunteer Programs

Supporting Student Success in SBISD

Click below to read further details about some of our most popular volunteer programs:

Career Days

Are you interested in speaking with a group of students about your career pathway and day-to-day experiences? Given recent changes in Texas' high school graduation plans, it is more important than ever that we expose our students to the multitude of career opportunities ahead of them. To be added to our Career Day Speaker database, contact us so that we may invite you to participate when opportunities arise.

Collegiate Challenge Mentoring Program

Collegiate Challenge mentors encourage students to fulfill their dreams of going to college, helping high school juniors and seniors navigate the college application process and secure millions of scholarship dollars in the process. Volunteers attend a training before being matched with 1- 3 students. Learn more about the Collegiate Challenge program and see program schedules HERE.

Countdown to Your Future

This program places community volunteers in every 8th grade classroom in Spring Branch ISD to deliver a meaningful and motivational presentation to students. Click here to visit the program website, review presentation materials or inquire about volunteering as a Countdown to Your Future presenter.

The Dictionary Project

Through the Dictionary Project, a national effort to improve literacy worldwide, community members sponsor the gift of their very own dictionary for every SBISD third grader. Presentations are aligned with the holiday season so each 3rd grader can receive the gift of knowledge thanks to this wonderful program. Read more about the national Dictionary Project and its history here.
Thank you to our 2014 Dictionary Project sponsors! Click here to read an article about this year's Dictionary Project.

Dinner with the Experts

A Dinner with the Experts event provides high school students with the opportunity to network with and learn from a professional in an area of career interest. An evening begins with a networking period and is followed by a dinner where, typically, each "expert" is seated with 8-10 students and is encouraged to share information about his/her pathway and provide recommendations for students interested in entering that career field.

If you are interested in sponsoring and hosting a Dinner with the Experts, please contact us

Click here to see a video of a previous Dinner with the Experts!

Junior Achievement

Students in nearing 500 classes benefit from volunteers sharing their time as Junior Achievement classroom volunteers. With as little as 5 hours to give, you can bring to life the free-enterprise system as a JA volunteer. Training is provided. Encourage entrepreneurship. Spark a child’s imagination! Be a JA Volunteer! 
Contact SBISD's JA representative, Tiffany Simple (tsimple@jahouston.org) to get involved in JA's programming in SBISD.  

SBISD's Literacy Initiative

Interested in supporting SBISD's literacy initiative to help instill the love of learning in all of our students? There are a variety of ways to do so! Be a reading buddy to a student, host a book drive, donate resources or supplies to a campus reading room, or sponsor a classroom-based reading program. Contact us to learn more!

SpringBoard Mentoring Program

SpringBoard Mentors are caring adults who spend 30-45 minutes weekly with a student mentee and serve as role models, advocates and friends. Volunteers attend a training before being matched with a student in their grade level of preference. The SBISD Mentoring Team provides opportunities for ongoing training and support as you make a difference in the life of your mentee.

To learn more about the SpringBoard Mentoring Program, please visit the program webpage here.

We thank you!

The work our volunteers and mentors make a difference. 
The SBISD Volunteer of the Month Program is designed to recognize the many valuable contributions made by school volunteers in our community.
The Volunteer of the Month selection committee is co-chaired by the Volunteer Programs and Special Events Specialist and the Executive Director of Community Involvement.


Volunteer of the Month Spotlight