Experience and research confirm that our schools and students benefit greatly from the contributions of volunteers. School volunteers were particularly important during the last few years of severe budget limitations.

Our volunteers strengthen an already vibrant educational program, contributing hundreds of hours of assistance monthly in the District's various volunteer programs. These include classroom volunteers, clerical support for teachers, cross-age programs offering opportunities for middle school and Academy students to work with younger students, career day presentations, career shadowing and professional partnerships.

In addition, various community organizations and businesses support the schools with special grants or in-kind contributions, and professional expertise.

How to Volunteer: Contact the main office of the individual school where you wish to volunteer:

Primary -Elementary School (gr. UPK-2): (585)396-3930
(gr. 3-5): (585)396-3900

Middle School (gr. 6-8): (585)396-3850

Canandaigua Academy (gr. 9-12): (585)396-3800

Or you may contact the Canandaigua PTSA via e-mail at canandaiguaptsa@gmail.com
Or call the Superintendent’s Office at (585)396-3700.

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Volunteer Annual Service Award

jamie farr and ron ingalls holding ron's volunteer service award

The Canandaigua City School District is very fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers who support our students and programs. Ron Ingalls was honored as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year. A 1962 Academy graduate, Ron worked with the City Recreation Department to establish the Canandaigua City Youth Basketball Program in 1981. He also created the Canandaigua Community Basketball (CCB) program in 1992 and has continued to dedicate his time to our basketball and football programs. "Ron is a person who never wants to be recognized for all he does, in football and basketball. He does it for the love and Canandaigua and the love of kids," stated Robin Hulme, longtime JV basketball coach and Academy social studies teacher.

Thank you, Mr. Canandaigua Basketball, for your commitment to supporting our student-athletes and coaches!

Thank you!