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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.