Top 12 Ways to Volunteer at Big Blue!

We love, love, love our parent volunteers at Glen Park School, and there are many ways you can get involved. From garden work days to field trip chaperons to assistance in the classroom, we graciously welcome you! Also when parents get connected to the school, children do better. Research shows children whose parents are involved get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school.

Here are some great ways to volunteer: 

  1. Come to a PTO meeting and get involved in a committee that interests you.

  2. Become a room parent, or speak with your child's teacher about volunteering in the classroom or chaperoning field trips.

  3. Join us for coffee and communication folder stuffing every Tuesday at 9:00am in the cafeteria. 

  4. Participate in the distribution of the Fresh Snack Program, Monday through Friday mornings in the cafeteria.

  5. Get involved in the School Site Council and help shape the academic curriculum.

  6. Participate in our three annual fundraising events - Fall Carnival, Spring ShapeUp Walk and Spring Silent Auction & Party.

  7. Come to an evening family event at school. There are four STEAM nights a year (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math), a Halloween dance in the fall, and a movie night in the spring.

  8. Dig in the dirt with us on garden work days, or sign up to take care of the school chickens.

  9. Coach one of our soccer teams.

  10. Volunteer in the school library. Even 15 minutes makes a difference!

  11. Have lunch with your child and stay to be a recess monitor. (Playworks holds recess training for parents. Learn about games the kids like to play and how to effectively resolve conflict on the recess play yard.)

  12. Come read with a child at school or after school.

Don't see what you had in mind? Talk with us! We are a community-supported school and we love new ideas! Email pto@glenparkschool.org and we can send you and your ideas to the right person. We love to match the school's needs with your interests and abilities!