School Volunteers Archive

Volunteering at school has great benefits for schools, students, and even the volunteers themselves! base makes for a healthy long-term parent group. Whether you’re a committed volunteer already or looking to get started, you’ll find advice and ideas in the articles below.

  • A PTO Leader's Heartfelt Letter on What It Means to Volunteer at School

    A PTO leader shares her candid thoughts on what she's observed (and learned) in her time serving on the PTO.
  • The Benefits of Parent Involvement in Schools

    You make a difference! Parent involvement is positive for everyone; there’s even research to prove it.
  • Be a Rockin’ Room Parent

    .hrp-kit-content-block { border: 5px solid rgb(253,219,150); padding: 30px; } .hrp-kit-btn { background-color: #e01d3d; border: none; color: white; padding: 12px 12px; text-align: center; height: 56px; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; display: inline-block; font-size: 24px; width: 190px; } .hrp-kit-btn:hover{ color: white; text-decoration:none; } If you’ve either committed to being the room parent in your child’s classroom, or you’re considering taking on the role, good for you—it’s a special responsibility that you are very likely to find rewarding and worthwhile. You’ve come to the right place for tips and information on making the most of that role. Our Be a Rockin’ Room Parent Guide provides lots of resources for being the best room parent you can be.Get FREE Guide Along with your free guide, you will automatically be registered for our monthly newsletter. As always, you can unsubscribe at any time.
  • You Really Do Make a Difference at School

    A look at some of the key ways parents make a difference at school, and some specific ways you can help the most.
  • Spread the Word: Parent Involvement Matters

    A two-minute video summary of the ways your involvement at school can make a difference.
  • Teachers Look For More Parent Involvement

    In a University of Phoenix survey, nearly all teachers who responded (97%) said they want parents involved in their classrooms and wished they were more connected with parents.
  • What Does a Room Parent Do?

    Are you thinking about volunteering as a room parent? Find out what to expect and get some helpful pointers from a veteran room mom.
  • Make the Case for Parent Involvement

    When parents participate in the educational process, kids do better in school. Here’s how to tell parents what they need to know.
  • The Volunteering Gene

    Time spent helping out could result in lifelong friendships—and your kids might follow your example as adults.
  • Honor Roll: Volunteer Dad John Holt Does It All

    John Holt, a committee chair and past president of the Parkside Elementary PTA in LaVale, Md., has directed parking at the fall festival, raised money to build a new playground, and chaired the art appreciation program.
  • Honor Roll: Regina Packard Pitches In, From Preschool to High School

    Regina Packard, PTO/Booster Club president at North Chicago Community High School, has been helping out at her children's schools at every grade level for almost 30 years.
  • Adjusting to Middle School Involvement

    Ways to maintain an active role even after the kids get older.
  • 10 Tips for Classroom Volunteers

    A teacher and PTO leader offers tips on how class moms and dads can help—and have a more rewarding volunteer experience, too.