Be a good ambassador. As a volunteer, you represent the school not just ‘on the job,’ but
everywhere in the community. Help in getting the word out about the good things being done at
YACS. Answer questions when you can, or suggest people call the school for
more information. Most importantly, don’t speak negatively about the school.
Be courteous and respectful. This will make the school environment more pleasant. Treat each student in every situation as an individual.
Be honest in your approach and attitude. Students will trust and respect you when they know
you are sincere.
Be patient when working with students. Give yourself time to get established and find your
Be interested in the student as a person. Be sure your words and actions let the student know
Be consistent. Apply the same rules every day to every student.
Be quick to praise students frequently and honestly. Help build the students’ self-esteem.
Be confidential in all aspects of the classroom. Keep all information between you, the
student’s teacher, and school administrator.
Be punctual and reliable. You are most helpful when you can be counted on. If you are
unable to make it to work or will be late, please call the school office.