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Thanking our volunteers on International Volunteer Day

volunteer at mpsMilwaukee Public Schools wishes to thank the many volunteers who are making a difference in the lives of students across the district. In a typical year, MPS volunteers take on tasks such as reading books to children, coaching sports teams, assisting in offices and classrooms, and overseeing playground activities, with more than 2,000 volunteers serving approximately 40,000 hours.

Thank a volunteer on December 5, 2020! This date is designated by the United Nations as a day to honor volunteers across the globe who promote health, well-being, education, and other humanitarian causes.

As students learn virtually this year, more than 200 volunteers are providing critical classroom support every day. Although not face to face with students, they still bring enthusiasm, hard work, and school spirit to the learning environment.

We depend on our community to support students, teachers, and staff and to help provide children with high-quality educational programs in a positive environment. We welcome volunteers who are interested in providing virtual support until conditions are safe to volunteer in person.

Are you interested in volunteering? Learn more about volunteer opportunities in MPS and fill out a volunteer application.


Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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