Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you live in Florida or France, you can make a difference. Use your time and talent to help schools improve by becoming a Cognia volunteer. We appreciate you.

Make an impact

Volunteer opportunities are designed to match a wide range of interests and availability

Cognia volunteers help on a range of initiatives that improve education practices and processes worldwide. To make an impact at all levels, we need experienced educators.

U.S. Opportunities

We have a variety of opportunities available such as observing effective learning environments using our proprietary eleot® tool, assisting at workshops and conferences, and a host of other activities to support our education initiatives. Though we have changed our on-site review format, opportunities remain for you to visit schools and school systems to assist in data collection and related activities.

Diagnostic Reviews

Available in select states, serving on a Diagnostic Review provides a focused and comprehensive assessment of how institutions engage with the Cognia Performance Standards and their learning environments.

International Services

Give back and gain insight into the international accreditation process as a Cognia volunteer. Choose the role of Lead Evaluator and receive comprehensive training to steer the engagement review and guide team members. If a lead role is not for you, receive training as an international team member and collaborate with your Lead Evaluator and peers while contributing to the process. Both of these opportunities are great ways to learn the international accreditation process in great depth.

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It’s one of the most important PD activities I’ve done. It gives me a broader perspective in the world of education. It gives me time to stop and reflect about what I know about best practice and then what it looks like in operation.”
Dr. Tina Mondale, Retired
Former School Improvement Director for the Oregon Department of Education
Serving on a team is a value-added opportunity. It really adds to the understanding of what quality education is and what a school or individual needs to do to move toward excellence.”
Dr. Barbara Johnson, Retired
Former principal and university professor
You get to see best practices in a different way, you get to see a different type of climate and culture on a campus. You learn.”
Holly Bonessi
Assistant Principal
Serving on a Cognia Engagement Review Team is one of the best professional learning experiences that I’ve participated in.”
Dr. Curtis L. Jones, Jr.
Superintendent, Bibb County School District
Macon, GA
I was encouraged to join a System Engagement Review team to truly experience the review process, and I was supported at every turn with self-paced training, an incredible review team of educational professionals, and a supportive team leader who knows the process inside and out.”
Kari Schneider
Curriculum Director
Killdeer (ND) Public School District #16

Ready to make a difference?