Volunteer Recruitment & Recognition

PTO Today Article

Change a Bad Reputation With Parents

Tips to win over parents who have a poor impression of your PTO.

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PTO Today Article

How To Be an Effective PTO or PTA Volunteer Coordinator

A well-run volunteer program comes down to organization and communication.

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Our Latest Issue Is Online

PTO Today Magazine—Digital Edition

Flip through the Spring 2021 PTO Today magazine online! See teacher and volunteer appreciation ideas that work for in-person and remote school, how to promote an online fundraiser, and more!

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Volunteer Appreciation

Volunteer Appreciation Ideas That Work Right Now

Your parent volunteers have juggled a lot this year. From cozy socks to meal deliveries and more, we share ideas so you can thank them while staying safe.

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Free Appreciation Guide
Volunteer Appreciation Ideas and More

32 Volunteer Appreciation Ideas and More

Volunteer appreciation matters. From super-simple ideas to grander gestures, say thanks to your volunteers in ways that will make them feel good (and keep them coming back)!

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Get Them Involved!

16 Volunteer Recruitment Strategies for PTOs and PTAs

Get and keep more volunteers for your parent group with these approaches.

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Free Involvement Guide
Put Parent Involvement First

Put Parent Involvement First: 10 Tips

Make involvement your top priority and every challenge your group faces will get a whole lot easier.

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Free Recruitment Tools
Make School Volunteer Recruitment Easier With 2 Hour Power

2 Hour Power Pledge Program

Scratch "not enough volunteers" off your list of stressors. Our 2 Hour Power school volunteer recruitment program has all the steps and tools you need to build your base—2 hours at a time.

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Volunteer Appreciation

Thank-You Cards for School Volunteers

Show volunteers your appreciation with one of these sassy cards.

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Volunteers

9 Ways To Make Volunteering Easier

Simple but effective ways to help more parents get involved with your group.

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Be a Rockin' Room Parent!

Room Parent by PTO Today

We have another great resource for our community of school volunteers! Room Parent by PTO Today (formerly Homeroom Mom) has all the tips and ideas you need to be an awesome room parent.

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Involvement

18 Ways To Get More Parent Volunteers

Try these leader-tested, nuts-and-bolts ways to build parent involvement.

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Volunteers

Volunteer Interest Surveys

Detailed forms for parents to fill out, marking the programs and committees for which they would like to volunteer. Some also available in Spanish.

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PTO Today Article

Reach Out to Parents With a Pledge Program

PTO volunteer recruitment pledge programs make a big difference for schools, one hour at a time.

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PTO Today Article

Volunteers: Use Them or Lose Them

The way you follow up with interested parents can make or break your volunteer recruitment efforts.

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Volunteers

8 Keys to Volunteer Appreciation

When it comes to thanking your volunteers, it's always worth the effort.

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Volunteer Appreciation

A Culture of Volunteer Appreciation

Ensuring that your volunteers feel valued is the best way to keep them coming back. And it isn’t hard to do.

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PTO Today Article

Volunteer Appreciation Done Right

Don’t wait for the big annual event to say thanks. We’ve rounded up a bunch of volunteer appreciation ideas that can be used year-round.

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PTO Today Article

Rethink Your School Volunteer Recruitment

When your appeals for help aren’t getting results, it’s time to try something—or someone—new.

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Volunteers

Why Don’t People Volunteer?

The real reasons people don’t help, and what you can do about it.

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