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

Communities In Schools of High Point (CIS) will be placing volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year starting in late September.  We are seeking male and female mentors, breakfast buddies, lunch buddies, tutors, reading buddies and CIS Friends to help at events, with programs and school wide needs.  If you are interested in receiving information about volunteering with CIS please contact the Director of Volunteers, Catherine Niebauer at or 336-883-6434 x5.  Provide your name, email and mailing address to receive information about September orientation sessions.

During the 2017-2018 school year 716 CIS volunteers gave 21,882 hours of their time to serve students and our program at 9 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.

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, Northwood and Union Hill

Middle Schools – Ferndale and Welborn

High Schools – Andrews and Central