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Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc. (CSV)

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Do you have 1 or 2 hours per week to spare on a regular basis? Would you like to help a teacher or students in a Cambridge public school by providing support in the classroom?

Elementary school classroom volunteers can focus on a particular subject, such as Writers' Workshop or mathematics. Cambridge School Volunteers provides specialized training. Volunteers might also choose a role that support a teacher's goals for the classroom. For example, a volunteer may set up a play area that was a "Veterinary Clinic", based on the curriculum in that kindergarten and books that the children enjoyed.

High school classroom volunteers are needed for particular subjects that are taught at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Middle school classroom roles vary by teacher request.

CSV staff carefully matches you to needs in the schools and offers a placement also based on on your interests and availability, following a background check which is initiated when you attend our required orientation.

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About Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc. (CSV)


CRLS, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138, US

Mission Statement

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is an independent, non-profit organization supporting the academic and personal success of Cambridge public school children. CSV develops programs that match caring and competent adults with students of all needs and levels.


Founded in 1966, Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc. is the agency responsible for the recruitment, training, placement, support, and evaluation of volunteers in the Cambridge Public Schools (CPS), -one high school, the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School; four upper schools for Grade 6-8, one dual-immersion Spanish/English K-8 school, and 11 elementary schools. CSV's mission is to contribute to the improvement of public education in Cambridge by developing meaningful roles for volunteers that emphatically respond to standards of educational excellence within each academic area. CSV also functions as the Cambridge Public Schools' designated liaison to the community on matters pertaining to volunteerism. In this role, CSV assists community agencies and constituencies with the planning and development of programs that effectively utilize volunteers and related community resources.


Tue Oct 01, 2019 - Fri Dec 20, 2019


At everypublic schoolin CambridgeCambridge, MA 02138



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of one hour per week, on a regular schedule, for at least one semester (The fall semester runs through Dec. 20).
  • Willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of teachers.

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