PTA Volunteer Opportunities

The PTA has many volunteer opportunities, from holding a Committee Position for the entire school year to just helping out with a one-time event. You can always attend a PTA meeting to see what volunteer opportunities are available.


Do you want to get involved in the PTA for 2014-2015 school year, but don’t know how?  Some of our wonderful fifth grade parents are moving on to make middle school a better place, so critical positions are opening up!  Make great new friends, get to know your child’s classmates and teachers, and help North Ridge stay the great school that it is.

Contact our current PTA President if you’re interested in volunteering!


One-Time Event Volunteer Opportunities
Kindergarten Bus Helpers (first two weeks of school)
Picture Day (fall and spring)
Unicornicopia (October)
Reflections Contest (October)
Kindergarten Registration (February)
Book Fair (February)
Boosterthon (May)


Committee Position Volunteer Opportunities and Description
Book Fairs
Provides families with easy access to purchasing of books while raising funds for the school Media Center.
Character Education
Update poster boards around campus about the character trait of the month
Class Room Parents
Coordination of our Class Parent Program which identifies one or more parent in each classroom to help in the class as determined by the teacher.
Community Partnership
Provides information to school staff and families about community businesses and programs that provide resources to our school through our use of their products or services.
Copy Room
Regular weekly support to our teachers through copy room volunteers who do this much needed work of running copies thus allowing the teachers to be spend the time in the classroom.
Cultural Arts
Guest writers, performers, and various other professionals visit our school at scheduled times during the school year exposing our students to the arts.
Environmental Improvement
Year-round efforts to enhance the appearance and functionality of our school grounds.
Fifth Grade Program
Planning and coordination of the 5th Grade Graduation Program at the end of the school year for 5th graders and their parents.
GEMS/ Terrific Kids
Health Room
Coordinates volunteers to work during the school day in the Health Room. Also maintains supplies as is appropriate and necessary.
Coordination of food for PTA Family Nights as well as for two Teacher Appreciation Luncheons, one at beginning of school year and one in the Spring.
Legislative Liaison
Follows current events bringing appropriate issues to the attention of the PTA as well as the school as is necessary.
Lunch Accounts
Coordination of school lunch accounts. A PTA volunteer is available in the school cafeteria on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 8:45 - 9:15 to accept checks to add money to a child’s lunch account.
Media Center Coordinator
Coordinates volunteers to assist in the Media Center in shelving books on a regular, on-going basis.
PTA Membership
Provides information about PTA and leads PTA Membership Drive in the beginning of the school year through mid-October.
Creation and production of weekly school newsletter.
Physical Education
Offers support through coordination of volunteers to our Physical Education specialist as needed. Annual PE Special Events include Jump Rope for Heart, Presidential Fitness Testing, 4th Grade Bike Safety, Super Kids Day in April, and more!
School Handbook & Directory
Production and distribution of Student Directory.
School Spirit Family Nights
Providing families a night out together at their child’s school while offering access to information or fun in various areas. PTA general meetings are also held in conjunction with these events.
Spirit Wear
On sale during the school year to promote school spirit.
Provides small gifts for custodians, cafeteria workers and bus drivers. Recognizes Custodian Appreciation Week, Counselor Appreciation Week and Principal Service Anniversaries with small gifts. Sends out cards to teachers getting married, having a baby, have a death in the family or is ill.
Teacher Mini-Grants
PTA funds support of individual teacher efforts in programming and/or innovative educational endeavors.
Technology Coordinator
Unicornucopia Team
A week of concentrated effort to raise school spirit, school pride, and fundraising with the main event, a Fall Carnival on Friday Night.
Updates and maintains the North Ridge Elem web site throughout the year.
Layout, production, and distribution of School Yearbook.
Yearbook Photographer
Takes pictures around campus for use on the web site and in the yearbook.
Coordinates and work with the Boosterthon company
Box Tops for Education
Promotes, collects and submits Box Tops as school fundraiser
Odyssey of the Mind
Promotes and runs the Odyssey of the Mind program, works with the OM coaches (Sept - March)
Art Coordinator
Music Coordinator