Volunteer Opportunities

No effort is too small, and there are many volunteer opportunities available — at-home projects, opportunities for working parents, activities that require a lot of hours, and others that require a minimal amount of time. You can make a difference!

  • Birthday bakers — Choose a teacher or staff member’s birthday and bring a cake or sweet treat.
  • Book Fair — Help set up, decorate, stock inventory, assist children during preview days, take orders and assist parents during shopping days, or tear down. There are 2 – 3 Book Fairs each year.
  • Field Day — This annual school-wide event is held outdoors in May. Parents can help set up, assist classes to stations, man the water station, assist with water balloons, and assist in clean-up.
  • Home/workroom projects — Help out a teacher by completing requested projects (such as cutting, collating, or stapling) at home or in the teacher workroom.
  • Hospitality — Assists the Hospitality Chair with coordinating and conducting monthly staff luncheons, as well as Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
  • Mentor — Sign up to be a mentor for a student during the school year. Meetings are once a week for 20 – 30 minutes to help with reading, math, writing, etc. Teachers provide materials to help enrich the student’s education for the year.
  • PAL (Parent At Lunch) — Assist students during kindergarten or 1st grade lunch. Help open packaged items/drinks, hand out napkins and forks, etc.
  • Room parent — Each teacher needs one assigned room parent for the school year. Plan parties with grade level, decorate room door for holiday/learning themes, assist teacher with projects, and volunteer at class/grade events, if available.
  • SAGE (Special And Gifted Education)/Inclusiveness — Help organize Diverse Abilities Day, coordinate Multicultural Night event, increase sensitivity to all situations and families in the school community, and create opportunities for maximum participation in all PTA activities.
  • Olympathon fundraiser (formerly Fun Run) — This year’s main fundraiser is an obstacle course to raise money for the school. Funds raised in previous years have paid for the playground cover, technology, school supplies and much more.
  • WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students) — Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father-figures volunteer at least one full day during the school year. You may read and work on learning with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow, and any other assigned activities. Go to phillipswatchdogs.com for more.