Volunteer Program: “Volunteers with a Mission”
Contact Person: Rachel Tarango, Partners in Education Volunteer SpecialistsContact Information:
The SISD Volunteer Programs started in 1989 by Ms. Linda East, former Communications Director. Since then the program has been very successful and it has grown to over 2,500 volunteers district wide donating a total of over 800,000 hours of service.
Volunteers with a Mission is a program of the Socorro ISD's Administrative Services Department and serves as an umbrella and support system for all volunteer and community activities within the Socorro schools.
The program is structured to improve the recruitment and development of meaningful and effective community and family partnerships with all segments and aspects of the community. Anyone who volunteers at your school or department in any capacity is a Volunteer. Individuals expressing a positive commitment to public education such as PTO/PTA members, parent groups, booster clubs, parents, non-parents, community members, grandparents, senior citizens, students, higher education institution, local governments, congregation groups, civic/professional organizations, and members of the business community make up the volunteer population of Socorro ISD.
To become an active volunteer, please fill out a volunteer registration form at each of the campuses where you will be volunteering or contact the Partners in Education Volunteer Specialist.
Each spring, Socorro ISD gives recognition to outstanding individual volunteers, school volunteer programs, and community volunteers with a celebration and an awards presentation in their honor.
Scope of Services Include:Training Programs:
Current resource library of periodicals, parent education books, social and disciplinary issues, positive discipline, and community engagement.
“Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well-being of all children is not just a practical matter---it is also right!”
--Lilian G. Katz, Ph. D.
Professor Emerita, Early Childhood Education