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Invest in Our Shared Future

We believe that education is a community effort. Our schools face an uncertain funding future. Our community’s investment is critical to sustaining and increasing the quality of our local schools. Whatever ability you have to help, please consider investing in our shared future.

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Dedicated volunteers can mentor and inspire students and provide new opportunities beyond what schools can. Today, it takes a whole village to educate and prepare students for living and working in the 21st century. Whether you are a member of our community with no children in school, a parent interested in helping in a classroom or a motivated student looking to give back, Springfield Public Schools can use your help!

To get started, fill out the online volunteer form and contact the school where you are interested in volunteering, or call the Community Relations Office at (541) 726-3213 for more ideas on how you can help out.



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Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Volunteers organize many educational events for our children and district families in an effort to build unity and school spirit.

Through our own programs and activities, we help meet the needs of children in our community. We work to create a nurturing environment and a future of hope for our children. We provide parents, teachers and community members the opportunity to unite to improve our children’s lives by addressing health, education, and social concerns. Our successes are a direct result of commitment and efforts of our members.


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Springfield Education Foundation (SEF)

The Springfield Education Foundation is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization working in alignment with Springfield Public Schools to strengthen our schools, helping to ensure our children are solid learners with the knowledge and skills to be productive citizens now and in the future.

We solicit and provide direct financial support from individuals, corporations and foundations to Springfield students and classrooms. This support is becoming more critical as public (and state) funds for public education continue to decrease. Since 1994, over 2.6 million dollars has been invested through the Foundation to enrich student learning experiences.




Generous donors like you help Springfield students succeed! 
If donating to a specific program, make sure to indicate which one in the comment section.

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Become A Partner

Springfield Public Schools aims to build dynamic partnerships with local businesses, nonprofits and institutions of higher education to offer our teachers and students opportunities for experiential and collaborative learning. Listed below are ways you can get involved.

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Industry Host

Hosting internships, field trips and job shadowing experiences

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Class Engagement

Share your knowledge and experience as a guest speaker or lead a project-based lesson in the classroom


Donate in support of programs that promote equity and excellence in learning


Sponsor innovation labs and technology