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Volunteers Archive

A strong volunteer base makes for a healthy long-term parent group. You'll find ideas in the articles below to help you get greater parent and community involvement in your PTO, and to express appreciation for time and talents shared. Get more ideas and information on the PTO Volunteer Recruitment & Recognition page. (For articles about getting more moms and dads engaged at school, go to the Parent Involvement archive.)

  • Time: The New Currency for Volunteers

    Time is a precious commodity for today's overcommitted families. To get them involved, show them you understand and offer a variety of ways they can participate.
  • Orienting New Members

    Help newbies hit the ground running by creating a welcoming atmosphere and giving them the opportunity and information they need to be able to contribute right away.
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