The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.


Volunteer and be a part of the “Community” in schools to help kids stay in school

During the 2016-2017 school year Communities In Schools (CIS) of High Point 923 volunteers gave 21,580 hours of their time to serve students and our program at 12 school sites.  We are so appreciative of every single hour that a volunteer gives to assist a child!  Each volunteer is investing in a child, and as a result we are making sure that a child has a positive role model in which to look up to and learn from.

Back to School time is a time when we identify students in need of a positive role model and academic assistance.  The mission of CIS is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.  We could not serve our mission without our community volunteers and partners. Be with just one hours a week. Your presence and positive role model one hour a week impacts their whole school experience.  Volunteer as a Breakfast or Lunch Buddy, Reading Buddy, Tutor, Mentor or CIS Friend.  Volunteers will be placed starting the week of September 19th and throughout the school year.

Becoming a CIS Volunteer is as easy as 1-2-3.  The FIRST STEP is registering with Guilford County Schools for a free background check at if you have a DMV# and Social Security#, if not we can discuss a supervised volunteer role. SECOND STEP is to attend a volunteer orientation session. Contact the Director of Volunteers to organize an orientation session at your organization or 1-on-1.  During the session volunteers select the school site, best day and time for volunteering, volunteer role and complete all the necessary volunteer paperwork.  THIRD STEP will be to visit and tour the school site selected, meet the CIS Site Coordinator and teacher/student you will be working.

Contact: Catherine Niebauer, Director of Volunteers 336-883-6434 x5

Volunteer Opportunities & Schools:

  • Breakfast Buddy (K-5)
  • Classroom Helper (K-12)
  • Lunch Buddy (K-12)
  • Mentor (K-12)
  • Bilingual Tutor/Mentor (K-12)
  • Tutor (K-12)
  • GrandPals Reading Together Tutor (2nd and 3rd grade Oct – May)
  • Jump Start Reading Tutor (3rd and 4th Grade Feb – May)
  • CIS Friend (Proctor tests, provide extra help at events or behind the scenes)

Elementary Schools – Allen Jay, Fairview, Montlieu and Northwood

Middle Schools – Ferndale and Welborn

High Schools – Andrews and Central