A great way to support DECA is through volunteer service! 

Volunteer Opportunities Include, but are not limited to, the following:


DECA PREP: Grades K-4

  • Bucket Buddy: One-on-one engagement with a student who is struggling academically.  Work to complete activities created by the teacher from their “classroom bucket.”
  • Book Club Leader: Read a chapter book with a small group of academically advanced 3rd-4th graders over several weeks. Discuss the story or complete a writing project about the book. 
  • Homework Club Helper: This is an opportunity for Kindergarten through 4th grade students to complete homework after school in a quiet, supervised space. 

  • 3rd Grade Reading Test Boot Camp: Help 3rd grade students prepare for the Ohio State Testing by tutoring small groups, reading passages for comprehension and asking questions similar to those on the test.

  • Office Assistant: Support our teachers and staff by completing office tasks as necessary. This always saves our teachers time and is so appreciated!
    Time Commitment: Assist weekly or a set schedule we establish. 

DECA High: Grades 9-12

  • Student Ambassador Training: Work with students on their interpersonal and speaking skills to prepare them to be Student Ambassadors who will represent DECA.  

  • Professional Lecture: Educate a small group of students on the field in which you work.   

  • Gateway Panelist: Sit on panel for student gateway presentations, edit papers, provide feedback - brief mandatory training required prior to presentation.  

  • Foster Grandparent: Mentor an at-risk DECA high school student.

  • Host Student for Job Shadow/Internship:  Invite a student to your place of work to shadow you and learn about a trade.

  • Edit Night: Work individually with students on draft level papers to correct grammar, syntax, and to improve the development of their ideas.

If you are interested in volunteering at any one of our three campuses, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Rauch, at 937-470-6840 or email at
jrauch@daytonearlycollege.org to discuss how you can get involved!