After-the-Bell is staffed by more than 100 volunteers each year who share their time and interests with students. Activity sessions run for 6 weeks each in the fall, winter and spring, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3–5pm.


Volunteers provide a safe, supervised environment where students can enrich their education, learn new skills, and strengthen their self-image through fun, adult-monitored activities. By volunteering you will be positively impacting the lives of those students who may otherwise have nowhere to go after school is dismissed and before their parents get home from work.

Volunteer Opportunities


By volunteering for After-The-Bell you will be positively impacting the lives of middle school students in our community while enriching your own. You will serve as a positive role-model to help children learn new skills, try new hobbies, and gain self-confidence.




Adult Volunteers

After-The-Bell volunteers can help as activity facilitators, assistants, snack servers, desk helpers, bus riders, and substitutes. ​Volunteers can choose your session, the number of days you wish to volunteer per week, as well as choose 1 or 2 hours per day. Can’t commit to 6 weeks? Sign up to be a sub. Only have a ½ hour a week? Sign up as a snack server.

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General Support Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers who can help us with general support. You may volunteer per your own availability. If you are available to help us out with Data Entry, Technical Support and/or General Administration, please contact us.

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High School and College Volunteers

Volunteers help the adult volunteer facilitators with the wide variety of activities available in the program. Volunteer from
1-6 hours/week. Students can receive up to 36 hours of community service in just one session.

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Kennett After-School Association (KASA) Volunteers

Volunteers can also help the Kennett After-School Association, the 501(c)(3) non-profit that makes After-The-Bell possible, by serving on the Board of Directors or on a committee that include Finance, Program, Fundraising, Special Events, Marketing and Information Technology. KASA also runs the popular ‘A Taste of Kennett’ event, an annual fundraiser for After-The-Bell.

Small Time Commitment, Big Impact

 Volunteers can donate as little as 1 hour a week for 6 short weeks. A few hours of your time can make a huge difference in the life of a young person. It can also make a huge difference in YOUR life. 


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Volunteer FAQs

What happens in inclement weather?

Due to it's location at Kennett Middle School, After-The-Bell adheres to all district decisions regarding inclement weather. If district schools are closed or if students are dismissed early, After-The-Bell will be cancelled. Cancelled days will not be made up. Volunteers will receive a telephone call, email, or text as soon as the school district and/or After-The-Bell determine that the program will be cancelled. Students, Parents, and Volunteers can also call the After-The-Bell office ( 610) 268-5889 regarding any program cancellations or program questions.

What happens if I cannot make a session or if I am sick?

If you are sick or need a substitute, please reach out to After-The-Bell at 610.268.5889 or afterthebell@kcsd.org. To ensure that the program will run smoothly, we ask volunteers to notify us of impending absences as early as possible.

How do I get my clearances?

After-The-Bell can run your clearances at no cost to you. If you need copies of your clearance, please reach out to After-The-Bell at 610.268.5889 or afterthebell@kcsd.org

How can I get a record of my volunteer hours?

Please reach out to afterthebell@kcsd.org or call 610.268.5889

As a high school student, can I receive a ride to KMS as well as a ride home?

If you are a Kennett High School student, you can take a Kennett school bus from KHS to KMS for After-The-Bell. We can also arrange a bus ride home for you when After-The-Bell is over at 5pm.

Where do I report the first day?

Please report to Kennett Middle School, 195 Sunny Dell Road, Landenberg, PA 19350. You will be required to request entrance into the building by using the call button to the far left of the main door entrance. Walk in to the building and take your first right. The cafeteria will be straight in front of you. The After-The-Bell desk will be set up outside the cafeteria where you will sign in, receive your name badge, instructions and assignment.