"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" ~ Winston Churchill
We have been fortunate in the past to have a very successful volunteer program and once again we need parents, grandparents, and older siblings to help during the 2018-19 school year. We greatly appreciate the dedication and time received from our volunteers each year. Volunteering will make a difference in your child’s life and in their education.
There are many good reasons to volunteer at the Burg. Whether it's joining PTA, helping out at the school, or donating goods, volunteering shows our kids that you take an interest in their education and it sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause. Check out the different ways you can volunteer!
It is very important that EVERYONE complete the Volunteer Program Application Form if you would like to volunteer at the school. Garland Independent School District requires this paperwork be completed for the safety of our children. To complete the application process, please come to front office and submit your ID.
Brandenburg is very fortunate to have a successful volunteer program. We would like to take this opportunity to spotlight one of our volunteer programs - National Junior Honor Society. NJHS serves to honor those students who demonstrate excellence in the ares of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character.
Relay for Life
Relay For Life is a community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Each year, more than 5,000 Relay For Life events take place in over twenty countries. Events are held in local communities, campus universities and in virtual worlds.
Team Crusaders Crushing Cancer, Brandenburgs team name, honored Bill Lockhart, father of Kelli Harmon, our Assistant Principal. The team raised over $2500 to help fight cancer!
North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank is a social benefit organization located in Dallas Texas. The organization distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of nearly 1,000 feeding programs and 262 Partner Agencies in 13 North Texas counties.
Saturday, September 29, NJHS traveled to the NTFB Distribution center to sort and pack food for families in need. They also created Breakfast Bags for elementary students to have for the week.
Light the Night
Light the Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's walk to build awareness of blood cancers as well as raise money for research and support of patients and their families. It is held in over 200 communities in North America each fall as well as in Australia.
This year NJHS honored Gene Jackson, our 8th grade History teacher.
Reading with Rodney
Help us place books in the hands of our students during the summer months. Look for the blue Reading with Rodney container to donate new and gently used books at any Garland ISD campus.
Anyone who would like to volunteer must:
- provide a photo ID to the front office
- complete an online application and upload a copy of your photo ID
The online application can be completed at home or the main office of any campus.
What happens next?
- A background check will be performed using the Raptor Volunteer Management System.
- You will receive an email to notify you when you may begin volunteering.
Contact the Campus Engagement Coordinator for more information and specific volunteer opportunities.