Lunch Bunch Volunteer Mentors

Become a Lunch Bunch Mentor

Greetings!

Our Lunch Bunch program is fully facilitated by trained volunteers. As such, they are paired with groups of 4 single gender 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students to promote healthy relationships and positive decision-making. During mentors time with their group, they will explore topics such as self-esteem, social skills, critical thinking, problem solving and community.

This program is currently hosted at 10 schools. It takes place weekly for 30-minute sessions during the students’ lunch Tuesdays, Wednesdays, OR Thursdays depending on the campus between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm from October 18th, 2022 through April 20th, 2023.  Volunteers are expected to commit to at least one 30-minute session every week. Approximately 30 minutes of prep time is required each week. A VIPS background check and Literacy Now training is required.

For our returning volunteer mentors, if you mentored 3rd grade students during 2021-22 school year you will be following your students into 4th grade. This goes for 4th grade mentors as well, you will be following your students into 5th grade. 5th grade mentors will start over with mentoring a new group of 3rd grade students.

Lunch Bunch Campus EVERY Tuesday: Bruce Elementary, Daily Elementary, Walnut Bend Elementary

Lunch Bunch Campus EVERY Wednesday: Braeburn Elementary, Piney Point Elementary, Valley West Elementary

Lunch Bunch Campus EVERY Thursday: Mark White Elementary, Milne Elementary, Pat Neff Elementary, Betsy Ross Elementary

Once you're all signed up please complete read and complete the following below:

To make sure that you are best prepared to help our students succeed, we invite you to a REQUIRED training as it will provide you an opportunity to meet our staff, update you on any changes to our organization/programs, and expectations for you as a volunteer and for us as a staff.

Please click HERE to sign up for volunteer training on Tuesday, October 4th at 12PM-2PM (Molly Ann Smith Building) or Thursday, October 6th (Massey Tucker, Room A) at 6PM-8PM. The training will be located at Grace Presbyterian Church, which is located at 10221 Ella Lee Ln, Houston, TX 77042.

Please plan to be at training for up to 2 hours if you're a Lunch Bunch mentor! Respond by September 30th at 4:00PM for which date will work best for you. If you’re a Lunch Bunch volunteer, you will need to go through the Houston Independent School District’s background check process called VIPS as you will be at an HISD elementary school which can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Lunch Bunch volunteers, follow the steps below on how to complete the application:

Your affiliation is "Volunteer". 

Please type your Lunch Bunch school in the search field and select it: Braeburn, Bruce, Daily, Mark White, Milne, Pat Neff, Piney Point, Betsy Ross, Valley West, Walnut Bend.

Select the following functions: Mentor

Select the organizations: Literacy Now

Finally, sign your name and finish the process.  Afterward, you will receive a thank-you note.  If approved, you will receive an email in 3-5 business days.  If not, let me know.

 

The following below are required to be completed before your first mentoring session:

·         VIPS Background Check Certificate and Approval email sent to Aspen, our Volunteer Coordinator ([email protected])

·         Volunteer Application Form Literacy Now 

·         Volunteer Training

If you have any questions, concerns or comments please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Looking forward to seeing all of you at the volunteer training!

Select the school campus of your choice. If you have any questions contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Aspen Hayes (901) 515-8273 ([email protected])

Created by:   Literacy Now
 
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Available Slot Location Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT)

3rd grade mentor

If you are a new mentor or mentored 5th grade last school year, feel free to sign up to mentor 3rd grade students

Bruce Elementary School

10/18/2022
(Tue, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Juanita Johnson
I would prefer girls
Starr Washington
I'm new and look forward to it.
Daily Elementary

10/18/2022
(Tue, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Mary Till Donaldson
New Mentor- Looking forward to it!
Mark White Elementary

10/20/2022
(Thu, 11:00am - 1:00pm)
(2)

 
Milne Elementary

10/20/2022
(Thu, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Earnice Jenkins
Marleith McKenzie
Neff Elementary

10/20/2022
(Thu, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Jennifer Bolton
Jacqueline Kacen
Happy to mentor whichever grade needs me. Girls preferred.
Ross Elementary

10/20/2022
(Thu, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Aurelia Aguilar
Megan Michon

3rd grade mentor

If you are a new mentor, feel free to sign up to mentor 3rd grade students

Walnut Bend Elementary

10/18/2022
(Tue, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(6)

 
All slots filled
Sydney Emerson
Bill Welton
Debbie Kaplan
Partnering with Carrie Wall
Carrie Wall
Partnering with Debbie
Sue McGown
Nedla Womack

4th grade mentor

Returning mentors will sign up for 4th grade if you mentored 3rd grade last school year.

Bruce Elementary School

10/18/2022
(Tue, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Racquel Young
Brenda Ramirez
Daily Elementary

10/18/2022
(Tue, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Diana Phillips
Happy we will be back at Daily!
Walnut Bend Elementary

10/18/2022
(Tue, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Margarita Corzo
Marsha Bower
Milne Elementary

10/20/2022
(Thu, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(4)

 
All slots filled
Dale Kurtz
Liza Rivera
Aleksandra Gallagher
Terrance Burrell Burrell

5th grade mentor

Returning mentors will sign up for 5th grade if you mentored 4th grade last school year.

Walnut Bend Elementary

10/18/2022
(Tue, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Lisa Nelson
Please make sure I have the boys I had last year
Nok Jones
I would like the same group of girls as last year please. Thanks!
Mark White Elementary

10/20/2022
(Thu, 11:00am - 1:00pm)

 
Merry Tran
Neff Elementary

10/20/2022
(Thu, 11:00am - 1:30pm)

 
Flavio Zermeno
Ross Elementary

10/20/2022
(Thu, 11:00am - 1:30pm)

 
Milagro Tovar
Overjoyed for the new school year!

3rd Grade Mentors

Braeburn Elementary School

10/19/2022
(Wed, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(3)

 
All slots filled
Robert Graziano
Not sure what the 'Quantity' frame refers to
Karen Gardstein
Harrison Berger
Piney Point Elementary School

10/19/2022
(Wed, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Amanda Jenkins
Is the commitment 30 min or 11-1:30 (2.5 hours)?
Valley West Elementary

10/19/2022
(Wed, 11:00am - 1:30pm)
(3)

 

3rd Grade Mentor

If you are a new mentor, please sign up to mentor our 3rd grade group.

Bruce Elementary School

10/18/2022
(Tue, 11:00am - 1:00pm)

 
Christine Ajayi
Neff Elementary

10/20/2022
(Thu, 11:00am - 1:30pm)

 
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