Springfield School Volunteers (SSV) is a non-profit organization that has been matching the resources of the community with the needs of the Springfield Public Schools since 1969. Our focus is to provide academic support to Springfield's public school students in line with the school district's priorities.
Each year more than 2,000 individuals volunteer in the Springfield Public Schools. These volunteers can help students to improve academically, enrich the learning experience and provide encouragement, guidance and motivation.
SPS students in grades pre-k –12 are impacted by SSV Programs such as:
- Weekly academic tutoring in grades 1 - 12
- School-Based Mentoring for students in grades 1 - 12
- The Citywide Read Aloud Program which brings more than 600 volunteers and approximately 3,300 books to every pre-k – grade five classroom
- The Early Literacy Program for kindergarten students struggling with early literacy concepts
SSV also screens potential volunteers interested in serving in other capacities, including field trip chaperones, Science Fair judges, career speakers and PTO members.
Utilizing our nonprofit 501 (c) (3) status SSV leverages funding for and manages more than 50 accounts that benefit our students and the district as a whole.