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Volunteer Opportunities

Research shows that when the community partners with schools, the schools improve. When kids see their parents, family members, neighbors, and community members involved in the schools, they know for sure their schools are important and what they are learning is important. If you would like to volunteer at any MRH school, together we can find a job that fits your talents, interests, and schedule.

Volunteer Background Checks; 2019 Changes

At MRH, we know that the support of our community and families is vital to our success.  We believe that the diversity of our MRH family is an invaluable asset to our students’ educational environment.  Student safety is also a priority. Individuals working directly with students undergo rigorous background checks.  In the summer of 2019, Missouri House Bill 604 was passed, requiring all unpaid volunteers who may be alone with students to undergo a fingerprint background check and a family care registry check. Individuals who may have had a prior background check which did not include fingerprints, will now have to pass the new checks in order to be considered an MRH volunteer.  Forms are available from the building principals and via the links at the bottom of this page. Completed forms will be sent to the Human Resources department for processing. Human resources staff will provide an FBI release statement and a coupon code that will allow volunteers to complete all required background checks at the district’s expense.  

Volunteer Activities

The following is just a partial list of activity ideas that parents and volunteers could participate in at each school:

  • Reading to children (at least 1 time per week)
  • Listening to children read (at least 1 time per week)
  • Playing board games (at least 1 time per week)
  • Working in our preschool and school age farm gardens
  • Working at our PTO sponsored family friendly events
  • Playing instruments during K/1/2 music class
  • Shelving books in the library
  • Shelving books in the guided reading library
  • Tutor a student and/or new families
  • Help with a teacher's clerical work
  • Help in class with art projects
  • Appear as guest speaker
  • Work in the concession stand at sporting and other events
  • Be a steward for the chicken project at MRH Elementary
  • Volunteer at annual events i.e. pancake breakfast and family picnics
  • Help supervise local Middle School expeditions
  • Provide snacks
  • Join the newly-created Middle School PTO and PTOs at the Early Childhood Center and Elementary School
  • Volunteer with MRH Youth Sports league
  • Assist a student with homework

You will need to fill out an MRH volunteer form and a Missouri Highway Patrol waiver agreeement before working with MRH. Please print and complete the form, then contact a school or the district office to inquire about options.