The Fishing School

The Fishing School

Volunteer

Our students and families are insightful, energetic, and deserving of the resources that will ensure their best future. Below are some opportunities for you and your organization to be a part of the growth and achievements of TFS and those we serve.  We request that you communicate your interest 90 days in advance of the proposed engagement.

Skilled volunteering and organizational support  

Your professional talents and skills are invaluable to nonprofits like ours. We encourage you to inquire about vacancies on our Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Council. In addition, we are always looking for volunteers to help with special projects such as:

  • Human resource policy guidance
  • IT planning
  • Communications strategies
  • Facilities maintenance

Annual Events

The Fishing School runs about 4-5 annual events at which volunteers are greatly appreciated:

Family Literacy Night

November/December
5-10 volunteers
Run tabling activities for students and their parents, help with set-up and clean-up

Math and Science Night

February/March
5-10 volunteers
Run tabling activities for students and their parents, help with set-up and clean-up

End of Year Carnival And Cookout

June 5-10
Run tabling activities for students, help with set-up and clean-up

Career Explorations

July
Host educational field trips at their organization’s facilities or visit our site to speak to students; offer advice at a workshop for parents; mock interviews with students

Annual Fundraiser

September
10-15 volunteers
Help with set-up and clean-up, registration, run activities, and special guests

Fundraising and in-kind donations

  • Donate to TFS through your workplace giving program.
  • Select TFS as the beneficiary of a charity auction or event fundraiser.
  • Sponsor our annual fundraising event.
  • Donate STEAM supplies, books, school supplies, or laptops to enhance our classroom experience.

Background checks

The safety of our students is our highest priority.  In order to protect our students and comply with the requirements of DCPS and some of our funders, volunteers who choose to engage with students must complete all of the following steps two weeks before the event:

  • Provide a copy of a negative TB test which has been taken within the last calendar year.
  • Provide results from either DCPS or an FBI fingerprinting service.
  • Complete TFS’ internal Hire Authority screening form.

Next steps

volunteer application must be completed prior to consideration for any volunteer opportunities at The Fishing School.

Contact Development and Communications Manager, Isiejah Allen with any questions.