VIP Orientation

Category : Volunteer

Award-winning VIP Program Seeks Prospective Volunteers for 2019-20 School Year

Thursday , June 27 , 2019

Are you retired, do you have a flexible work schedule, are you undergoing a career transition or perhaps relaunching your career after a break? PVSchools’ award-winning Volunteer In Paradise (VIP) program is recruiting volunteers interested in tutoring students who need academic support for the 2019-20 school year. The next volunteer orientation (register to attend) will be held Wednesday, July 17th from 9-11 a.m. at the PVSchools Community Resource Center (get directions).

“Volunteer In Paradise provides a meaningful way to serve children who attend public schools. By providing one-on-one small group instruction to students who may not otherwise receive this type of attention, the VIP gets great satisfaction knowing they could be changing a child’s life,” said Marisha Geraghty, VIP coordinator. 

Consider the benefits of becoming a VIP:

  • Free training 
  • Support public education
  • Gain a sense of purpose become an active part of the community
  • Learn about PVSchools
  • Bridge the generation gap
  • Stay current by working with children
  • Improve brain health
  • Stay physically active

“Because I am right there and I only have three students right in front of me, I can give them individualized attention and help them make the correction immediately,” said VIP Sandi Fisher.

Established in 2013, volunteers, called VIPs, tutor students who need extra academic support, and in turn, help increase student academic achievement. The VIP program matches dedicated qualified volunteer tutors with students at participating schools. Volunteer tutors work with students in either a one-on-one setting or in small groups with the goal of increasing student achievement for students in kindergarten through sixth-grade. Opportunities may be available at one or more of the following elementary schools: Boulder Creek, Campo Bello Elementary School, Desert Cove Elementary School, Desert Shadows Elementary School, Echo Mountain Intermediate School, Echo Mountain Primary School, Hidden Hills Elementary School, Indian Bend, Larkspur, Mercury Mine Elementary School, North Ranch Elementary School, and Whispering Wind Academy.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Ms. Geraghty at (602)-449-2053 or Email

Learn more about the VIP program.