The PTA is run by volunteers. You can help on an on-going basis with a committee, serving on the executive board and/or working for one of the special events. Opportunities are available for both during the day and in the evening. No matter your interest or schedule — there is something for everyone.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact the chairperson for the event or contact Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy Chen.
Volunteer in the Classroom
Room Parents are volunteers who work with the teacher and classroom parents to coordinate classroom parties, chaperone fieldtrips, and schedule "centers" volunteers (for grades K-2).
Information regarding how to sign up to be a Room Parent is distributed with student class assignments/school information packets in August. For more information, questions, or comments, email the Room Parent Committee Chair(s) - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many classrooms appreciate parent volunteers throughout the year ... to run centers, read with students or help out during a room party. Contact your child's room parent to find out how you can help (even just once or twice!)
Volunteer for Individual Events
If you are interested in volunteering for one of the events below, please contact the event chairperson.
Note: See the calendar for specific dates of the events are listed. The event chairperson will contact you for specific volunteer times or other needs as planning gets under way.
After School Specials (February): Help teach or assist in one hour afterschool workshops (3:20 - 4:30). Share your talents, work, hobbies or special interests with our students in these fun interactive classes.
Back to School Picnic (September): Help set-up, games, entertainment, food, clean-up.
Birthday Book Club: Provide new books to the school library in honor of PH students' birthdays. This is an easy job-help sell books for an hour during Meet the Teacher Day or Parent Orientation night!
Book Fair (October): Help set up, sell books and take down the book fair for children and adults.
Cougar Carnival (March): Planning, running games, distributing food, setting up and cleaning up. Please consider volunteering for this very popular family event. There is an early shift and late shift so you can still spend time with your family.
Dads & Donuts (A-L) (M-Z): Moms help pass out donuts, coffee and juice to kids and their Dads before school.
Family Reading Night (October 20): Help supervise bookmark-making, book trivia, or help serve cookies and milk. Volunteers will work in shifts so you won't miss the whole event.
Family Science Night (November 17): Bring your scientific and engineering mind to school by running a hands-on experiment designed to expose Pleasant Hill students to the wonders of science & math.
Field Day (May): Fill up water balloons and/or help pass out water bottles, or run a game. Please help! Just like Cougar Carnival, it takes a lot of parent volunteers to make this all-day event a success.
Holiday Gift Shop (December): Work at this school store and help students select from a wide array of reasonably priced holiday gift items for their family or friends. (Most help needed 3:00-4:00.)
Moms & Munchies (A-L) (M-Z): Dads help pass out donuts, coffee and juice to kids and their moms before school.
MultiCultural Fest (April): Consider hosting a country. Help set up and cleaning up the event area, assist hot/cold food distribution to the booths, and help cultural group booths as needed. There will be early/late shifts.
Open Registration (February): Assist families who are registering students for the next school year with their paperwork and questions.
Reflections (October): Help with the preparation and hanging of the Reflections entries for the Pleasant Hill Art Gallery.
Roller Skating Party (February): A fun-filled night at the Orbit Skate Center for all PH families. Assist in checking in students and their families.
PTA Fundraiser (September 29): Help with the PTA's After-School Bingo event. We need volunteers to run games and supervise students during this fun event.
School Picture Day (September 15): Help make School Picture Day run smoothly. Retake day is October 26.
Variety Show (2017): Please join our teamt o help showcase our young & talented students! We will need assistance during auditions, dress rehearsal, performances and stage decorating. You may also be a part of organizing and putting the show together. You decide.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Bakers - Show off your baking (or buying!) talents for special school events throughout the year.
Beautification - Help with planting & watering in fall & spring & with plant displays in winter.
Bilingual Support - Assist families where English is not the primary language as requested/needed. All languages are valued.
BoxTops/ Campbells Soup Labels/Etc. - Help trim & package the labels to be sent to various organizations in return for cash & supplies. Work can be done in your home when you have time.
Care & Concern-Provide meals and practical support for PH families facing crisis.
Game Station - An opportunity for students to stay inside during recess and play board games with classmates. Schedules 1 or 2x per week from 12-1 p.m. Volunteer's set up room and supervise students. You choose frequency of volunteering.
Make A Difference Club - A community service club for all grades that is run mostly during lunch hours. However, preparation for club activities can be done at all different times. Meets twice a month on Mondays.
Room Parent - Plan the Halloween and Valentine's Day Parties. Work with teacher to coordinate classroom volunteers to help with centers, field trips and other special occasions.
Staff Appreciation - Volunteer to help with staff luncheons and events. Too busy, but still want to help? Food and bakery donations are very much needed and can be dropped off at school. Events happen throughout the year to show the staff how much we appreciate their efforts.
Yearbook - Photographers and page creators needed. Yearbook is created using a web-based program, so page creators can work from home on their computers at any time, using the pictures the photographers take at school events (such as field trips, Halloween and Valentine's Day parties, Buddy events, etc.) to create the class/homeroom pages. You can volunteer to do both, and you can specify your child's grade!