Save the Read & Succeed Book Program

Over the last decade, the Volunteer Services Department has built a program that truly enriches the lives of WCSD students. Many of you have watched this program grow, and your support and advice over the years has been invaluable. We have now distributed more than 750,000 FREE books in our community, giving children the opportunity … Continue reading Save the Read & Succeed Book Program


Summer VISTA Program

The WCSD summer VISTA Program is off to a great start! The summer VISTA associates program placed more than 20 AmeriCorps VISTAs in the WCSD, who serve primarily as summer tutors during their 10 week program. This summer, the Volunteer Services Department will help supervise  VISTA’s stationed at various WCSD sites, and Boys & Girl's Club locations. One … Continue reading Summer VISTA Program

Exceptional Volunteer Award Recipient for May

Once a month, Volunteer Services recognizes an Exceptional Volunteer. They are nominated by teachers, administrators, librarians etc., The recipient for May is Miss Mallory Jennings, a student at Mendive Middle School. Miss Mallory, as she is known by the students in Ms. Nelson’s kindergarten class is 14 years old. She was nominated by Ms. Nelson … Continue reading Exceptional Volunteer Award Recipient for May

Read & Succeed Volunteer Opportunities

The Washoe County School District Volunteer Services Department is offering great volunteer opportunities this coming summer. Our Read & Succeed Book Program is looking for community members, who are willing to clean, sort and organize the books donated to our program, in order to give them to WCSD students. That’s right, we provide free books … Continue reading Read & Succeed Volunteer Opportunities

Exceptional Volunteer Award: April

Once a month, Volunteer Services recognizes an Exceptional Volunteer at the Spotlight on Success Ceremony. They are nominated by teachers, administrators, librarians, etc. The recipient for April is Ms. Joy Thym from Donner Springs Elementary. Joy was nominated by Richard Medley, the Site Facilitator at Donner Springs. Joy has been volunteering at Donner Springs for … Continue reading Exceptional Volunteer Award: April

VSCAB Member Spotlight: Karen McGee

Volunteer Services has the privilege of having an advisory board comprised of influential, wise and talented community members.  Member Karen McGee has been training volunteers and parents in reading and writing for Volunteer Services for over 14 years. She is awesome volunteer in her grandchildren’s classrooms and has a passion for ballroom dancing.  She has … Continue reading VSCAB Member Spotlight: Karen McGee