I love having parent volunteers in my classroom. In fact I don't think I could have survived my first year of teaching if it weren't for the amazing parent volunteers that I had that year. Parent volunteers can be great; they copy, cut, laminate and save me countless hours!
Last year, I decided to try some student volunteers in addition to parent volunteers. Through the local high school, I was able to have students come in when their classes were done for the day and work with my kiddos.