Volunteer

Give your time and talents to support our school.

2021-22 Volunteer Roles

Volunteering for a Greenwood PTA Committee is a great way to connect with other parents, support the school, and support your own Gator(s). Plus, you have a team to lean on, from a volunteer coordinator who can help you secure helpers to a communications VP who can help promote your cause or event. Take that step and volunteer. We’re here to help each other! In addition to the following Committees, the Nominations Committee is identifying candidates to serve as:

  • President-Elect (1-year term, followed by 1-year term as President): Job shadows the President, learning the requirements of the President role and filling in for the President as needed and upon request.
  • VP, Membership (2-year term): Solicits members, submits roster online to state organization, maintains membership database, keeps up to date current list of members.
  • VP, Programs (2-year term): Collaborates with principal and individual program committee chairs to coordinate, plan, and implement all PTA programs for the school year.
  • VP, Advocacy (2-year term): Demonstrates leadership on children’s issues at the local level by educating PTA members, community members and elected officials about PTA’s issues of concern.
  • VP, Communications (2-year term): Communicates to school staff and PTA membership via website, social media, the weekly e-newsletter, and flyers.

Audit Committee

Secures volunteers and, together, performs a year-end financial review during the summer.

Book Fair

Works with Scholastic to plan a fall and spring book fair each year. Coordinates with the school to secure the location, date, and times; finds and trains volunteers to sell books; finds volunteers to set up and tear down; and promotes the events. These fairs have a dual purpose—to promote literacy and to provide books and funds for the media center and classrooms.

County Council Delegate

Represents the Greenwood PTA at the county level at Henrico PTA meetings.

Fall Festival/Gatorval

Coordinates and promotes one of Greenwood’s largest events, which includes fair games and activities, prizes, concessions, and entertainment. Coordinates and trains volunteers, and promotes event.

Field Day

Plans and organizes games and bounce houses with Ms. Elkins and supports the volunteers. Also responsible for organization a luncheon for parent volunteers.

Fifth Grade Party/House Celebration

Identifies parents willing to help; coordinates inflatables, food, and volunteers. House Celebration is in the morning, and Fifth Grade Party is 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. the same day, typically in June.

Gator Fund

Coordinates and promotes the Gator Fund to raise funds throughout the year to meet the PTA’s budgeted goals.

Hospitality

Finds a way to periodically (typically monthly) thank teachers for their work, whether through potlucks, meals, or other means.

House Breakfasts

Plans a house breakfast for each school house. Secures volunteers, sets up and tears down, and purchases and prepares food as necessary.

Nominating Committee

Identifies and recruits talented, motivated, and responsible individuals to serve as members of the PTA.

Reflections

Manages participation in the National PTA Student Reflections program; emphasizing the need for childhood experiences in literature, art, music, dance, choreography, photography, and film/video production.

Retail Promotions

Works with retailers to create programs through which the PTA earns a portion of the proceeeds of various sales. Promote and maintain details of retail promotions.

Room Parents Coordinator

Secures, trains, and assists room parent for each classroom.

Silent Auction

Works to secure donations, organize a silent auction in conjunction with a PTA event, announce winners, collect funds, and distribute prizes. NOTE: This year’s auction items have already been collected!

Spring Formal

Description coming soon.

Spirit Nights

Works with local businesses (restaurants, book stores, childrens activity centers, etc.) to coordinate monthly spirit nights during which the PTA earns a portion of proceeds

Spirit Wear

Purchases and sells spirit wear throughout the year. Maintains inventory and orders more as necessary. Secures and trains volunteers to sell spirit wear at various school events.

Talent Show

Work with Greenwood staff to organize the event, help solicit acts, determine the flow of the program, and judge the acts.

Volunteer Coordinator

Helps secure chairs for any open committees and assist chairs in securing volunteers as needed. Promotes volunteer opportunities to middle and high school students who need service hours.

Yearbook

Sets up publishing of yearbook, selects publishing/printing company, determines length of book and media type (hard or soft cover) and sets price point for the yearbooks. Works with the school and Strawbridge Studios to obtain students’ individual photos per class. Works with teachers to secure candid photos. Takes photos throughout the year and coordinates a place for upload of photos from Greenwood community. Designs yearbook, coordinates printing, and promotes/manages the sale of yearbooks. Involves student editors either through a yearbook club or after school enrichment class. NOTE: Cynthia Chagnon has done this for years and is ready and willing to train the new chair thoroughly and help with the transition!