JTHS alumni are always welcome to donate their time and talents to our students and schools. Your work as a volunteer will play a vital role in sustaining and strengthening the JTHS mission by building alumni ties while supporting students. The following list highlights many of the volunteer opportunities available to our alumni and friends.
If you aren’t sure which volunteer opportunity is right for you, please contact the Community & Alumni Relations Office at (815) 727-6967 to discuss your interests and explore opportunities to get involved. We look forward to speaking with you.
Curricular Partnerships & Job Shadowing
Alumni and community partners can give back in a variety of ways which includes participation in career fairs, panel discussions, Job Shadowing, interdisciplinary projects, serving as classroom speakers and more. If you or your business would like to volunteer in this capacity, please contact Jeff Riley at (815) 727-1692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties Mentor 2.0
JTHS has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties to provide a technology-enriched mentoring program that pairs JTHS students with local professionals from business or industry, including alumni. Mentors send weekly emails to their JTHS mentee student and meet face-to-face once a night a month where dinner is served and structured activity takes place. If you are interested in mentoring a JTHS student, please visit https://bbbswillgrundy.imentor.org/#/.
Joliet Region Interfaith Education Council (JRIEC)
Established in 2009, JRIEC is a group of faith-based and community leaders who work in partnership with JTHS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl McCarthy, and key administrative leaders such and the building principals and Director of Community & Alumni Relations to improve communication and student achievement. The group meets once a month on a Friday at 9 a.m. in the Board Room of the JTHS Administrative Center. To join JRIEC, contact Kristine Schlismann at email@example.com or (815) 727-6967.