Our schools and community are built on the partnership and involvement of our amazing parents. We are stronger together. Whether you're working side-by-side with your child, leading a field trip, or volunteering in our offices, we value your help and know your child will appreciate having you there.Sign Up to Volunteer
We offer a variety of opportunities for parents to become involved in school or at home. Call our office at 718-859-8400 to discuss available opportunities.
Office / Library Assistants
Level 1 Volunteer
Commitment1-4 days/week for 3 hours
DetailsAssist the office staff, principal, and/or registrar with common office duties i.e. copies, notes, filing, curating, etc.
Field Trip Drivers & Chaperones
Level 3 Volunteer
Commitment2 days/week for 1 hour
DetailsAssist on school field trips by either supervising activities away from school or by driving a small group of students to a field trip or event. Must be 21 years of age, hold a valid driver's license, and be able to provide proof of insurance.
Level 2 Volunteer
DetailsAssist with planning or organizing events, talking with other parents, setting up events, or planning for the school year. Flexible based on interests. Work with PTO president and other parents on planning for the school year. Must be collaborative, organized, and available some nights.
We value parent engagement and encourage our students' families to get involved at school and participate in our various programs and events as much as possible.
With our “Parent University” program, Brooklyn Dreams Charter School attempts to educate parents on everything from family nutrition to preparing kids for kindergarten and using technology at home. In the process, our parents gain confidence and become more engaged in their children's academic programs and the larger community. These classes are held by our Guidance Counselor, Social Worker and Achievement Behavior Support Specialists.
D.E.A.R. Time with Parents
Brooklyn Dreams scholars, parents, and teachers are invited to our monthly D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) classroom events such as Moms and Muffins, Dads and Donuts, and Grans and Grits. Families are invited to come together each month for some quality reading time and to share some delicious treats. These events are apart of the screen-free activities that encourage scholars and families to take time away from their electronic devices.
Our highest priority is keeping our schools safe, so we’ve established a variety of security levels based on available volunteer opportunities. Please review the levels below to understand the security requirements for each opportunity and the necessary corresponding forms that must be completed before serving.
A school employee will always supervise the volunteer. Volunteers can work in classrooms and the office, but cannot handle money.
Requirements: Volunteer Authorization Release Form, State-Issued Photo ID
A school employee or Level 3 volunteer provides limited supervision to the volunteer. Field trip chaperones, drivers, recess monitors are Level 2.
Requirements: Volunteer Authorization Release Form, State-Issued Photo ID, Background Check
Volunteers can work with students with no direct supervision. They can chaperone overnight field trips and tutor students.
Requirements: Volunteer Authorization Form, State-Issued Photo ID, and Background Check
Interested in Volunteering?
Check out our Volunteer FAQ to learn more about volunteering.