About Rise Up Reno (formerly CTC)

Rise Up Reno offers school-based mentoring programs that link caring adult volunteers from the community with students in schools. All Reno County students, grades K-12, within participating school districts are eligible to have a Rise Up Reno mentor. Activities take place on school grounds before, during or after school hours. Rise Up Reno volunteer mentors typically visit a school for one hour or less each week to do things like:

  • have lunch with a student
  • help with reading or academic tutoring
  • share an interest or a hobby or simply listen
  • help in a classroom
  • meet one to one with a student who needs a friend
For more information, please contact the CTC office at 615-4018 or email Lisa at orrisonl@usd308.com

Regular Volunteer Opportunities in USD 308

Rise Up Reno
Watch D.O.G.S.
Avenue A Elementary
Faris Elementary
Graber Elementary
Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen
Lincoln Elementary
McCandless Elementary
Morgan Elementary School
Wiley Elementary
Site Councils for all Schools
Hutchinson High School: 
Hutchinson Middle School - 7: 
Hutchinson Middle School - 8: 
Avenue A Elementary:
Faris Elementary:
Graber Elementary School:
Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen:
Lincoln Elementary:
McCandless Elementary:
Morgan Elementary:
Wiley Elementary:
HHS Booster Club
HHS Band Booster Club

Types of Volunteer

Time with a positive adult role model is something kids ask for over and again. Have fun getting to know a student through a variety of activities including sharing a hobby, working on an assignment, playing a game or sport, or just "hanging out." A mentor is a friend and a good listener and helps build the self-confidence students need to succeed in school.
Academic Tutor
Choose your favorite subject: math, reading, writing, science, social studies, computers, music or a foreign language. Work with a student who needs extra attention in that area. Choose to mentor your student before, during or after school to help give him/her advice and direction in tasks such as completing everyday assignments or developing a challenging project.
Breakfast Buddy
Eat breakfast with a student or a small group of students at the school cafeteria (could be a great activity on your way to work). Be a mentor by assisting your student(s) with a class assignment, discussing a book, or just chatting. This is a time to enjoy eating and fun conversation!
Lunch Buddy
Each lunch in the school cafeteria with an individual student or group of students during their lunch period. During your time together, you may also serve as a mentor by playing a board game, reading a story, playing on the playground or working on a special project. This is a time to build self-confidence and let the student know he/she is important.
Read With Me
Working with groups of students by listening to them read or reading to them in order to develop better reading skills.
Reading Buddy
Helping a student one on one develop better reading skills.
Special Projects
We will be glad to design something that suits your desire to be a mentor to a young person. You choose the time and day of the week that fits with your busy schedule and we'll select the student or group of students who can most benefit from your experience.
Career Role Model
Share information about your occupation and discuss your career experience with groups of middle or high school students during a special time. This type of activity may occur during lunchtime or at a scheduled career day, job fair, or classroom presentation