Many CMS schools have benefited from volunteers and partners who contributed 355,898 hours during the 2011-2012 school year. School volunteers have the power to make a difference in the lives of our students and progress in the classroom. Volunteers positively impact students’ self-esteem, attitudes, social growth and communication skills by helping to provide the personalized attention students need to succeed. Volunteers can also assist teachers, and provide support to the office and media staff.