How To Be an Effective PTO or PTA Volunteer Coordinator
A well-run volunteer program comes down to organization and communication.
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)!
Why Volunteer Appreciation Matters
When school volunteers feel appreciated, they’re more likely to come back.
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.
Rethink Your School Volunteer Recruitment
When your appeals for help aren’t getting results, it’s time to try something—or someone—new.
16 Volunteer Recruitment Strategies for PTOs and PTAs
Get and keep more volunteers for your parent group with these approaches.
Reach Out to Parents With a Pledge Program
PTO volunteer recruitment pledge programs make a big difference for schools, one hour at a time.
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.
25 Ways To Entice New Volunteers
Tips to bring volunteers in, keep them happy, and avoid the pitfalls that will keep them from coming back.
9 Ways To Make Volunteering Easier
Simple but effective ways to help more parents get involved with your group.
Why Don’t People Volunteer?
The real reasons people don’t help, and what you can do about it.
How To Fix Volunteer Recruitment Roadblocks
The most common challenges to engaging new parents are actually fairly easy to fix.
Volunteers: Use Them or Lose Them
The way you follow up with interested parents can make or break your volunteer recruitment efforts.
Thank-You Cards for School Volunteers
Show volunteers your appreciation with one of these sassy cards.
Put Parent Involvement First: 10 Tips
Make involvement your top priority and every challenge your group faces will get a whole lot easier.
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.
18 Ways To Get More Parent Volunteers
Try these leader-tested, nuts-and-bolts ways to build parent involvement.
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.
8 Keys to Volunteer Appreciation
When it comes to thanking your volunteers, it's always worth the effort.
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.
How To Cultivate Long-Term Volunteers
With some thought and planning, you can turn occasional helpers into committed volunteers.
How To Respond to Common Excuses
Try our No-Excuses Response Guide when "I'd love to, but..." is the answer you get from potential volunteers.
9 Steps for Better School Volunteer Recruitment
Building your volunteer base starts with creating relationships. Follow these steps to success.