Special volunteer opportunities give parents the chance to transition from spectator to active participant in the school and their child’s education. It can also give them a greater understanding of what their child does on a daily basis and what challenges he or she may face.
One of the best ways to coordinate these activities is through the school website. Certainly, the dedicated blog, event calendar, and advice videos can take place online. However, the website can also help in other areas. An online volunteer sign-up form can make volunteering easy and convenient. Videos of past family nights may encourage more parents to attend. Skype, Google Hangout, and other online video conferencing services can facilitate online meetings when a face-to-face one isn’t possible.
A school content management system like the one Campus Suite provides can make online communication with parents simple. It allows teachers to easily create and manage their own webpages. Additionally, the school’s site can be quickly updated to communicate special events, volunteer needs, and other opportunities for involvement.
REF: Jay Cooper. campussuite.com