Assisting with activities organized by your PTA, school or classroom teacher supports student learning and achievement in schools.

Stepping up as a volunteer also signals to your child how much your family values education and actively supports the efforts of teachers and the school to nurture students’ learning, development and growth.

How much time and commitment is involved depends on your availability. It can range from one time only assignments to monthly, weekly or daily volunteer activities such as helping to:

  • Tutor and mentor students
  • Supervise lunchrooms, playgrounds and field trips
  • Assist in a class, library or school office
  • Enrich classroom learning by sharing a special skill, talent or experience
  • Plan or run a PTA or school program, activity or event
  • Prepare classroom materials, mailings or newsletters at home
  • Manage PTA websites and social media at home
  • Coordinate class phone calls, texts and emails to other parents

See what volunteer opportunities are offered on campus or at home by checking PTA and school newsletters, websites and social media. Sign up for volunteer jobs that fit well with your interests, availability and skill sets. To get connected, contact your PTA president.

Take Action: Download PTA Job Descriptions for Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator, Room Representative and Room Representative Coordinator from the California State PTA Toolkit

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