Volunteer at brookstone schools

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Community of opportunity

Our students, their families, our staff, and our volunteers work together to give students the best opportunities.

A whole lot of fun

Our volunteer opportunities are fun for everyone. You will love the time you spend at Brookstone.

A meaningful impact

Your commitment of time to Brookstone students will make a lasting impact in their lives. It’ll impact yours as well.

Covid-19 Update

Due to our COVID-19 policies, we are unable to have non-essential volunteers on campus at this time.

Welcome to Brookstone Schools!

Amazing things are happening here due in large part to the more than 300 men and women who invest their time, and ultimately their hearts in our students and teachers. Since our founding in 2001, we’ve known there would be no way to nurture and grow future leaders of Charlotte on our own – we need YOU to come alongside us to encourage and support all that God is cultivating in these students.

If you haven’t yet visited Brookstone, we would love to host you for a visit to tell you more about our program and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to send our Director of Development, Sarah Boynton, an email at any time. We welcome you to step inside and learn more!

Lunch Buddies

Supportive relationships with caring adults deeply affect student success. As a Lunch Buddy, you are committing to lunch with a student once a month, though you are welcome to come as often as you would like! Although your visit may seem like a small commitment, your affirming presence can transform a child’s life. We pair you up with a student and he or she will be your lunch buddy for as long as you are able to serve with us. Feel free to bring your lunch, as well as a smile and heart to love and support a student!

Classroom Helpers

Teachers welcome classroom helpers, as they strive to educate students and prepare them to advance to the next grade! We have a number of opportunities for men and women to serve in the classroom during the school day from 8:30-11:45 am and 1:00-2:00 pm.

8:30 am -11:45 am

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

If you’re interested in becoming a classroom volunteer, please complete a volunteer application.

Tutoring

Tutors can work with students before school (7:30 – 8:00 am), during school hours (8:00 – 3:00 pm) or afterschool (3:15 – 5:00 pm).

A tutor may be assigned to work one-on-one with a student or lead small group instruction in reading or math.

Brookstone’s tutoring program greatly strengthens basic academic skills that are needed for students to remain proficient in reading and mathematics.

Other Ways to Volunteer

Volunteers play a key part in helping us advance our mission and promote students’ growth and development. There are many ways for people to invest their time and talents at Brookstone in addition to tutoring, becoming a classroom helper and/or lunch buddy. Other opportunities include: 

Office Help — assist with general office & development tasks (filing, labels, data entry, etc)

Library – assist volunteer librarians with reading to students, book selection, shelving, etc.

Garden – assist with our gardening project; help students plant, weed, and harvest plants

Committees – Corporate Engagement, Fundraising & Hospitality

Team projects – tailored to fit your group’s interest & available time

We can’t wait to meet you!

Step 1: Apply to volunteer

The first step is to fill out the online application. We’ll be in touch to onboard you.

Step 2: Become a part of our community

Brookstone is more than a school. It’s a village of families, educators, and volunteers working together. Brookstone children thrive because everyone in the community gives their very best.

 

Step 3: Enjoy every visit

Whichever volunteer role you take on, you’ll enjoy getting to know students and contributing to their success.

Hear from our students and volunteers.

During my initial visit to Brookstone, I was immediately impressed by the caliber and quality of the students, teachers and staff that I met during my tour. Through volunteering at the school in the Lunch Buddy Program, I feel I have an opportunity to not only help equip my lunch buddy for success in school and beyond but also have a kingdom impact on the next generation of leaders in this city.

Craig Lowder

Brookstone Volunteer

Nothing brings me greater joy than helping a child know how loved he/she is. The children’s sweet spirits and love for life invigorate me each time I’m at Brookstone.

Beth McGinley

Brookstone Volunteer

Charlotte children deserve a top-notch,
Christ-centered education.

Getting involved will make a lasting impact on you and those you serve.

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