Pacifica School Volunteers (PSV) is a nonprofit organization designed to support and enrich the education and well being of children in Pacifica’s public schools. Our goal is to train and place volunteers in the schools with the greatest needs and strengthen ties between schools, families and the community.
History and Accomplishments
Pacifica School Volunteers began in the 1997/1998 school year with 23 volunteers, and has grown to more than 500 volunteers contributing over 20,000 hours to the public schools in Pacifica. PSV has been awarded the International Reading Association’s Celebrate Literacy Award, the Starbucks Bay Area Grants for Giving and the San Mateo County Children’s Report Award for “Helping Children Succeed in School”.
Why We Need Volunteers
In every classroom there are several children who could benefit from the extra attention of a volunteer working with them on reading, math or other subjects. Studies show that this individual attention is beneficial to the academic and emotional well being of children. Evaluations by teachers report that the children benefit from working with our volunteers and show academic improvement.
Volunteers also bring skills and expertise to the classroom. There are many ways to volunteer. The time commitment can vary from a single experience, to several visits, to once a week in a classroom for the school year. Volunteers of all ages are welcome from teenagers to senior citizens. Click on “Volunteer” to find out how you can help.