School Safety & Volunteer Opportunities
When fathers volunteer as hall monitors and school security guards, rates of
bullying and school violence drop. In addition to the security that these dads
provide, they also serve as invaluable male role models. There is a benefit for
dads too—the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a
difference in their community. The intangible benefits alone, such as pride,
satisfaction, and accomplishment are worthwhile reasons to serve.
When fathers join an organization at their child’s school or Head Start, like the PTA or Policy Council, their child knows that their father cares about how he or she does in school. Getting involved can take on many different forms for different fathers. Even small commitments can have a big impact. Schools can encourage small steps, like chaperoning a trip or working with a teacher on a classroom need.