School volunteers enable the school community to:

  • Strengthen school-community relations by providing a menu of opportunities for interested parents and community members to participate effectively in school programs.
  • Help parents and community members learn more about District and school objectives/programs by providing volunteer orientations and training.
  • Broaden students’ experiences through interaction with volunteers by providing adult role models to assist the students with tutoring and mentor opportunities.
  • Provide enriching inter-generational experiences for students.


To begin the screening process you may contact:

  • For Parent Volunteers at the Central Falls High School contact Patricia Martinez at (401) 727-7710.
  • For Parent Volunteers Denise at the elementary and middle schools contact Denise DeBarros at (401) 727-6177.
  • For Volunteer Mentors contact Elizabeth Ochs at (401) 727-7710. For more information on volunteer mentors please click here.

Volunteer Handbook<insert doc here> - This handbook is intended to provide our volunteers and staff with practical information and with important forms that are need to be completed and filed.

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The Parent Teacher Student Organizations (PTSO) in our schools play an integral part of supporting our student body with an enriched learning experience. Our teachers and students have benefited greatly from the work and dedication of the PTSO. We hope you’ll help us in continuing this mission. If you are new to the school district, we extend a special welcome to you. We are excited to have you and your children here.

We hope you will join and become a partner in your child’s education.

For more information on how to become a part of the PTSO please contact your child’s school.

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The Family Leadership Institute is a free, bilingual three-day training program for parents and guardians of children who attend schools in the Central Falls School District. This program was offered for the first time in August of 2011. It provides parents and guardians with the tools and information they need to better advocate and participate in their children’s education. In addition to developing practical leadership skills, participants will learn about how the education system works and how families can work together to strengthen schools and increase educational opportunities for their children.

For more information on the program, please contact:

Susan Beaty at Progreso Latino:
401.728.5920 ext. 312

Maria Cristina Betancur, Parent Volunteer:


Donate DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. To support Central Falls School District classrooms click here.

Here’s how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.

Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school. You’ll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $100, you’ll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.

At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions.