VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY _ Harrington Elementary School

My name is Doreen Mayrell.  I am a teacher, PTA member, and parent.  I am currently working on organizing a STEM Weather Expo for students in grade K-3 at Harrington ELementary School in Plano.


I was wondering if its possible to go through SMU for volunteers for community service hours to help run my event.  I would need about 10 volunteers.  It will be hosted at Harrington Elementary School on September 28th during the school day from 7:45am-12pm.


There will be stations setup in the gym with all materials and instructions, and students will come in small groups (about 5-10 students) and rotate among the groups every 10 minutes.  The stations each have a STEM activity related to weather.  Stations are geared towards topic in K-3 weather, and are rather simple tasks and activities to get students excited about science and teach them some of the main concepts of weather.

I can offer community service hours to count towards requirements, and its also a great way to make contacts for future job openings, especially for any aspiring teachers.


Let me know if this is a possibility.  If so, please have interested student fill out the following form:


Heart House – After-school Program Teachers needed

Heart House is Expanding! We need YOU!

This Fall, we will be enrolling an additional 100 students into our unique, social-emotional focused, Dallas Afterschool-certified program: Head, Heart, Hands (H3)

Program Teacher Job Description

Submit Resumes to: Hiring@hearthousedallas.org

Organization Mission:

Heart House is a non-profit that provides safety, education, and opportunity to refugee and underprivileged children.

Position Summary:

Program Teachers work cohesively in an environment of one or more to implement our year-round Head, Heart, Hands program.

Program Teachers work directly with 30 students. Duties include, but not limited to: ensuring children are properly supervised during program hours (3-6PM for after-school programming and 12-4PM for summer programming), assisting with homework, monitoring children during outdoors/recreational time, following necessary procedures to maintain a safe environment for all students, facilitating student-led learning centers, among other duties.

Successful candidates for this rewarding part-time position must be conscientious and organized. Successful candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills to interact with students, staff, volunteers, donors, and parents. Program Teachers are part teacher and part mentor all rolled into one fun position.

Key Job Elements:
Work collaboratively with others to achieve Heart House goals and objectives.
Responsible for ensuring and facilitating compliance with all Heart House policies and procedures (both site- and program-related).
Responsible for supervision of children during all hours of operations.
Responsible for implementing and directly participating in program activities for children, both individually and within a group as necessary. This includes activities related to tutoring, game play, art, computers, and much more.

Directly responsible for ensuring any and all required paperwork is initially completed, maintained and submitted as required.

Assist with the integration of community volunteers into the children’s activities
Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment daily.

Reports to Program Manager and will work and communicate with other program staff.

Other duties as assigned.

– High School Graduate required
– Bilingual preferred
– Volunteer experience with kids
– Teaching experience preferred
– Ability to collaborate and take initiative
– Ability to work with volunteers

Physical Demands:
– Occasional need to lift boxes of up to 25 lbs or more

– Job entails standing for long periods of time, cleaning, food distribution and more.

Location & Hours of Position:
Primary Office Location: 8515 Park Lane
Primary Employment Location: Assigned Heart House Site
Normal School Year Working Hours: Mon-Fri 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Normal Summer Working Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am – 4:30pm
Some work outside of normal hours may be required.
Pay: Position starts at $10 an hour (25 hours each week) and can earn up to $12 an hour based on initiative and job performance.

Note(s) to Position Description:

The position description describes the general nature of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties or skills required for the position.
Position descriptions do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.