Our new series of virtual educational sessions is kicking off on Sept. 29 with Parent Involvement 101! We’ll share expert advice and best practices during this free 1-hour session. Graduates will receive a certificate, downloadable guide, and free T-shirt*. Save your seat!
Great tips, advice, and action steps to help you boost parent and student involvement by putting diversity and inclusion efforts front and center in your group, fixing a clique reputation, building school spirit, and much more.
Tips to win over parents who have a poor impression of your PTO.
A well-run volunteer program comes down to organization and communication.
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.
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)!
Get and keep more volunteers for your parent group with these approaches.
Make involvement your top priority and every challenge your group faces will get a whole lot easier.
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.
Show volunteers your appreciation with one of these sassy cards.
Simple but effective ways to help more parents get involved with your group.
Try these leader-tested, nuts-and-bolts ways to build parent involvement.
Detailed forms for parents to fill out, marking the programs and committees for which they would like to volunteer. Some also available in Spanish.
PTO volunteer recruitment pledge programs make a big difference for schools, one hour at a time.
The way you follow up with interested parents can make or break your volunteer recruitment efforts.
When it comes to thanking your volunteers, it's always worth the effort.
Ensuring that your volunteers feel valued is the best way to keep them coming back. And it isn’t hard to do.
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.
When your appeals for help aren’t getting results, it’s time to try something—or someone—new.
The real reasons people don’t help, and what you can do about it.
Tips to bring volunteers in, keep them happy, and avoid the pitfalls that will keep them from coming back.
With some thought and planning, you can turn occasional helpers into committed volunteers.
Try our No-Excuses Response Guide when "I'd love to, but..." is the answer you get from potential volunteers.
School volunteer recruitment tips geared toward bringing in people new to your parent group.
The most common challenges to engaging new parents are actually fairly easy to fix.
Building your volunteer base starts with creating relationships. Follow these steps to success.
Successful strategies PTOs use to connect with parents, recruit new members, and grow their volunteer base.
A teacher and PTO leader offers tips on how class moms and dads can help—and have a more rewarding volunteer experience, too.