Our Volunteer Program

Friendly and So Helpful!

To volunteer in the Murray Independent School District, one must complete volunteer orientation training along with confiedntiality training. To ensure that our volunteer training is continually offered, we offer most of the required resources online. if you have any questions regarding volunteering in our district, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Sherry Purdom, at (270) 761-6508. You can also reach Sherry by email at sherry.purdom@murray.kyschools.us

 Most Successfull in our state

The Murray Independent School District Volunteer Program is one of the most successful statewide school programs. Just last year (2016-2017, the program had over 400 approved volunteers that logged 25,071 hours assisting the MISD. 

 Assisting throughout our district

Volunteer hours include hours from the Murray Preschool Head Start, Murray Elementary, Murray Middle, and Murray High. Additionally, the MISD athletics, band programs, clubs and school organizations are also a part of the yearly total of hours.

 Long History and only getting better

The Murray District has had an organized volunteer program for 30 years and it continues to grow with nearly 700 community and in-kind services in a 1,500 student district.

 Doing It All – nothing is too small

Volunteers lead discussions, help provide supervision, collate, brainstorm, read aloud, tie shoes, sound out words, talk about hobbies or jobs, listen to students read, sing and dance with children, set up science experiments, and smile.

 Great Support – real human help

A detailed summary submitted in the 2016-2017 Community Education Report to the state, our district with a student enrollment of over 1,500 students had nearly 400 different classroom volunteers. 

 We Need You – helping where you can

Volunteers also provide one-on-one help, play instructional games, provoke imaginations, help children decipher instructions, design and create bulletin board displays, answer questions, and help students edit and revise writings. 

Sherry Purdom

Public Information Officer