Laurel school seeks volunteers for career day -- Gazette.Net


Deerfield Run Elementary School in Laurel will host its annual Career Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 and is seeking community volunteers to share about their professions.

Volunteers will spend between 20 and 25 minutes with groups of students speaking about their careers and answering questions.

“The idea is to provide kids with a multitude of role models and potential career fields,” said Diane Sperry, a Deerfield Run guidance counselor who has been organizing the event for 14 years. “It’s about exposing our kids to the number of careers that are out there.”

The school is seeking between 50 and 70 volunteers and is also inviting parents of Deerfield Run students to share about their professions, Sperry said.

In the past, Career Day has included representatives from the medical, military, community service and transportation professions, Sperry said.

Sperry said the students are very excited about the upcoming event. “I think for some [students], it really gets them interested in a particular career field,” she said. “I think it’s something that they remember for years to come.”

Volunteers interested in participating can call Sperry at 301-497-3610 by April 4 to apply.