Springfield School Volunteers shares the sentiments of the entire community grieving the loss of Ronn Johnson. Ronn served on the Board of Directors of SSV in the early 1990’s. To our delight, we had the opportunity to work with Ronn many times over the years through his various roles in the Springfield community, especially his work with Community Responsibility at MassMutual.
If you knew Ronn for long enough, you were also going to know about his family. For instance – more than 22 years ago – he brought Brianna to WTCC for us to record her reading a book for our radio read aloud program – Book Time! And we were especially blessed to have the pleasure of getting to know his son Ron, who managed SSV’s Partners in Education Program in 2008 and 2009.
We send our deepest condolences to his family. Ronn will be missed!
Thank you for your interest! There are currently no open volunteer opportunities, however we are always accepting applications. Please complete a Volunteer Application and CORI form to get started or contact us to see if your current CORI is still valid. Please check back soon for updates!
Kevin has been volunteering with SSV for over 6 months, connecting with students and teachers alike.
Name: Kevin West I am a: Library Assistant and Math Tutor Van Sickle Middle School. I have been a Springfield School Volunteer for: 6 months. I became a Library Assistant and Tutor because: An article I read on MassLive.com indicated Van Sickle Middle School only had a 56 percent graduation rate. I wondered, what happens to the other 44 percent? I thought I could help Van Sickle Middle School by volunteering and looked for available positions on the Springfield School Volunteers website. By being a Library Assistant and Tutor I have learned: Children will only go as far as we take them. As an African-American male I see certain children gravitate towards me and I know my presence matters. I’ve learned that my actions and interactions with the students and teachers can have a profound and continuing effect. My favorite thing about mentoring/tutoring is: As simple as seeing the smiles on students faces. If they’re happy, I’m happy!
“Thank you very much. I just wanted to say that helping in our schools has truly been a life changing event for me. I should be paying them for letting me help.”
– Don Dorn, Jr., Volunteer at Samuel Bowles School
Don Dorn, Jr., Volunteer at Samuel Bowles School
“I have been participating in the Read Aloud Program for the past 10 years and had planned to make this my last year, but my experience was so heartwarming and I loved every minute of [it.] I am anxious to return next month.”
– Marjorie Hurst, Volunteer
Marjorie Hurst, Volunteer
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