At Communities In Schools of Chesterfield, we surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our Site Coordinators work in 13 CCPS schools, alongside teachers and school staff, to remove barriers and help students reach their full potential.

Volunteers are vital to our mission, and we need your help! Below are for you to join us in our mission as a volunteer!

Become a mentor to a CIS of Chesterfield Student!

Research has long shown that a child who receives one-on-one mentoring from a caring adult benefit greatly. These benefits include increased high school graduation rates, healthier relationships and lifestyle choices, better attitude about school, enhanced self-esteem, and Improved interpersonal skills. We accept mentor applications for in-person, one-on-one mentors year-round. If it is summer and in between school years, we’ll reach out after you apply to start the process so you can begin mentoring in the coming school year. We ask that mentors commit to at least a full school year, and make time once a week to meet with their student. To sign up to mentor, please complete the mentor form linked below.

Our mentors love their time with their mentees! Check out our mentor spotlights to learn more about the role of a mentor in the lives of students.


A huge part of our work is to help students reach academic success and ultimately graduation. A great way our community members can be a part of student success is by tutoring a child. We connect caring individuals with students in need of academic remediation based on the need of the child and the skill-sets of the volunteer. Tutoring can happen multiple times over a full school year, or cover a period of time to help a student improve in a subject area or prepare for an exam.

Interested in helping to change the trajectory of a child’s life? Reach out to Wendy Lively (contact info below).

In-Kind Projects

We are always in need of items for our students – things like hygiene products, snacks, school supplies, clothing, and more! A great way to support our students with these items is to create kits that can easily be distributed to individual students across our schools. For example, a group of volunteers can purchase snack items (we provide a list), assemble them into individual packages (inside a food storage bag), and deliver them to the CIS of Chesterfield office. These projects can be done at your office with a team of colleagues, at home with family or friends, or we can host you at our office or at one of our schools. Before organizing your in-kind project, please reach out to Wendy Lively (contact info below). Our greatest needs change throughout the course of the year and she can provide additional details!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Program Director, Wendy Lively at [email protected] or call our office (804) 717-9305. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@cisofchesterfield), where we share additional ways to support and get involved!

Thank you for your interest in supporting Communities In Schools of Chesterfield!