Full-Time Summer Teacher’s Assistants (rising 10th and 11th graders)

Full summer teacher assistants must commit to volunteering the entire summer.  Full summer TAs are required to be at the program from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. except in unusual circumstances (i.e., doctor’s appointments or illnesses). These volunteers will:

  • Learn strategies to write and teach a great lesson plan
  • Implement teaching strategies in the classroom
  • Help out the teachers with their classes every day
  • Help out in the office with filing, copying, etc.
  • Assist with translations during parent/teacher conferences
  • Help teachers facilitate clubs
 
All applicants will be evaluated solely on the quality of their application and interview combined.  Full summer TAs are expected to possess the following qualities:
  • Strong leadership skills
    • Responsible
    • Hard-working
    • Committed
    • Self-Motivated
  • The ability to relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to work with students and teachers to create a fun learning environment
 
If you are unable to commit to a full six-week period, we encourage you to look into additional volunteer opportunities that we have available during the summer.  

Option 1: Set-Up Week Volunteer (grade 10-12 students or older)

Set-up week takes place on Tuesday, June 3-Thursday, June 5. All set-up week volunteers will:

  • Commit to a morning or afternoon four-hour shift
  • Help set-up and clean-up classrooms
  • Paint signs and transform the school before the students arrive
  • Prepare and store all supplies for students and teachers
  • Help out in the office with filing, copying, etc.
  • Prepare student schedules and other materials for the beginning of the summer

Option 2: Family Night Volunteer (grade 10-12 students or older)

Family Night takes place on Tuesday, June 17, at 6 p.m. All Family Night volunteers will be asked to:

  • Commit to a three-hour shift
  • Greet and direct parents from the parking lot to the Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center
  • Help babysit students’ younger siblings

Option 3: Family-Teacher Conference Volunteer (grade 10-12 students or older)

Family-Teacher Conferences takes place on Friday, July 11 (afternoon) and Saturday, July 12 (all day).  All volunteers must commit to attending both dates. During the conference time frame, volunteers will be asked to:

  • Commit to a four-hour shift
  • Assist with translating conversations between teachers and parents/guardians
  • Help babysit the students’ younger siblings
  • Assist with the sign-in table
  • Direct families to the proper location of the event

Option 4: Celebration Volunteer (grade 10-12 students or older)

Celebration is our closing ceremony and takes place on Saturday, August 2 at 2 p.m. All celebration volunteers will be asked to:
  • Commit to a three-hour shift
  • Help accept and arrange food
  • Help babysit students’ younger siblings
  • Assist with moving gallery displays

School Year Volunteers

School-year volunteers (grade 10-12 students or older) support the program mission and build relationships with students by:

  • TEACHING Super Saturdays (subjects include math, literature, public speaking and test preparation; Thursday training session required)
  • ASSISTING Super Saturday teachers
  • MENTORING students one-on-one
  • CHAPERONING field trips
  • TUTORING students once a week in a particular subject area

Applications for school-year volunteers for fall 2014 will open August 25! Stay tuned!
 
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.