The Truancy Intevention Project is always seeking new volunteers to help with the prevention of school failure. Volunteers from all walks of life participate in making a difference in the lives of children in urgent need. Volunteers work one on one with children, as advocates both inside and outside the courtroom and as role models to children on the brink of school failure. We hope you will consider joining us!
Prospective volunteers attend a training program designed to equip them to work with the children and families of TIP. At the conclusion of the program, those who decide they would like to become involved consent to a criminal background check and sign on to take one or both of the two types of cases the program handles: truancy and early intervention.
The volunteer then partners with a child and his or her family and serves as an advocate and caring mentor, striving to ferret out the root causes of the child’s absenteeism and facilitating the identification and procurement of resources that will correct the situation. Volunteers are fully supported by a full time staff at TIP as well as professionals within the school systems and juvenile court.
Learn more about volunteering with TIP by visiting our other volunteer pages...