Walking School Bus
JOIN MADISON'S WALKING SCHOOL BUS ROUTE!
WALK WITH US TO MADISON ON FRIDAYS!
BECOME A WALKING SCHOOL BUS VOLUNTEER!
Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) started a Walking School Bus Program in 2010 that has successfully spread to 14 schools with hundreds of students participating. Walking to school can log lots of miles, save unnecessary car trips, burn lots of calories all while gaining valuable social connections and interacting with peers. Madison Elementary School needs your help to start routes!
What is a Walking School Bus (WSB)?
WSB is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults.
What does a Walking School Bus Volunteer do?
WSB Volunteers walk a designated route at a scheduled time/day, picking up pre-registered children along the route, and walking them to school safely. A minimum number of two volunteers are mandatory for one Walking School Bus route.
Who can be a Walking School Bus Volunteer?
Adults 25 and older.
What is the Time Commitment for Walking School Bus Volunteers?
The Walking School Bus program is volunteer-led and the “bus” routes operate based on the availability of the volunteers. The time commitment is only a minimum of 1 hour per week. You get to decide your schedule! You can choose to walk 1 day per week or all 5 days.
What are the Responsibilities of a Walking School Bus Volunteer?
- Safely manage a group of 6-8 children
- Observe all traffic and safety rules
- Walk with students at a reasonable pace
- Interact and communicate effectively with school-aged children
- Reliable, timely and trustworthy
Contact Jolee Bentley for more information.