How to Volunteer
Volunteering is an important part of FSUS PTSA success. We want families to volunteer how they want and when they want with no pressure of mandatory volunteer hours. There are a number of volunteer opportunities to choose from this school year, ranging from one day events to ongoing committees. We will also post volunteer opportunities throughout the year on our FSUS PTSA Facebook group and using Sign Up Genius. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining a committee or fill out the form listed below.
If you are interested in serving in a leadership position, please fill out a form. This does not commit you to a position or a team but allows us to reach out to you and provide more information.
PTSA Board Positions
- President: Presides at all meetings, shall coordinate with leadership of each PTSA team to meet goals of all activities, programs and initiatives, and acts as a point of contact with FSUS administration.
- Vice President: Acts as aide(s) to the president and shall perform the duties of the president in the absence or disability of that officer to act.
- Treasurer & Finance Director: Maintains custody of all of the funds of the association; shall keep a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures (Two positions).
- Recording Secretary: Responsible for board meeting preparation and recording of meeting minutes of all meetings of the association and of the executive board.
- Corresponding Secretary (Communications & Outreach): Responsible for all written and electronic communications including emails, website updates, press releases, newsletters and social media.
- Membership Team Leaders: Encourages families, faculty, staff and community partners to join PTSA.
- Fundraising Team Leaders: Promotes and coordinates PTSA fundraisers, Share Nights, Box Tops for Education and other PTSA related collections fundraising programs at the school.
- Engagement Team Leaders: Promotes and coordinates family engagement events, student scholarships and grants for teachers and programs.
- Volunteer Team Leaders: Coordinates outreach to members regarding volunteer opportunities for PTSA; works with committee chairs regarding volunteer needs; enters all volunteer opportunities using Sign Up Genius.
PTSA Teams (Committees)
Academic Enrichment (Throughout the year; primarily coordinated from home.): The Academic Enrichment committee provides academic enrichment, educational, and scholarship programs for students, teachers, and PTSA members. The Academic Enrichment Team augments our students’ education through teacher mini-grants, which enable FSUS faculty to acquire additional learning resources e.g., flexible seating, books, language learning centers, organizational materials, SAT prep books, and classroom supplies. The Academic Enrichment Team also recognizes the academic and community service accomplishments of several graduating seniors by providing $500 Senior Scholarships, and $50 Amazon gift cards for FSUS’ nominees for the Best & Brightest Awards. The Academic Enrichment Team is responsible for receiving, evaluating, and—in consultation with the PTSA Board—awarding teacher mini-grants and senior scholarships. Improves Senior Scholarship and Mini-grant application materials annually.
Dads Take Your Children to School Day (September): Dads Take Your Child to School Day invites fathers to take their children to school and stay for pastries and photos. This initiative’s intent is to highlight the difference fathers and father figures can make by taking a more active role in their children’s educational experience. Volunteers are responsible for coordinating with Walking School Bus, ordering food, setting up, décor, photos, serving and clean-up. Event requires several days of planning and actual event in approximately 90 minutes, including set-up and clean-up.
Daddy/Daughter Dance (Planning and event in Spring): The team plans and coordinates all aspects of the Daddy/Daughter Dance including ticket sales, food, entertainment and activities. Coordinates volunteers as needed for the night of the event.
Grand Friends Day (Begin planning in September, event in November): Coordinate an event that engages grandparents/grand friends in the academic life of their student at FSUS. For students, whose grandparents or grand friends are unable to participate in the event, PTSA will coordinate a “Cookie Gram.” Grand friends can purchase a “Cookie Gram” for students to enjoy at lunch with a personal note.
Muffins with Mom (April): Encouraged to host one event - muffins with mom in springtime. Volunteers are responsible for ordering food, setting up, décor, photos, serving and clean up. These event is a minimal in time commitment. One hour for planning and another hour for set-up/event/clean-up before school.
Walking School Bus (Monthly): FSUS Walking School Bus committee determines themes and small student incentives for each month, coordinates with FSUS PD, FSUS crossing guards, Department of Health volunteers, the Subway manager, in order to ensure continued free coffee for adults, tracking student walkers, ensuring each student has proper consent forms, counting monthly participation, providing year-end awards for the classroom with the most walkers throughout the year, requesting student volunteers and photographer volunteers to document the event.
Welcome Back Breakfast (August): The Welcome Back Breakfast takes place as a part of the back-to-school faculty meeting. It is an opportunity to welcome the teachers and sign them up for membership. Teacher and administrator goal of 60 percent. Have three to four gift baskets as “door prizes” for those who sign-up as members. Volunteers are responsible for ordering food, setting up, décor, photos, serving and clean up. Event requires several days of planning and actual event in approximately three hours including set-up and clean-up.
Communications & Outreach (Throughout the year from home.): Coordinates with the FSUS technology department regarding Blackboard site and marquis content. Responsible for producing an online monthly PTSA newsletter and distributing electronic announcements about PTSA meetings and other PTSA sponsored events. In addition, maintains the FSUS PTSA website and social media sites. Assisting in developing press releases or other media materials.
Volunteer Outreach & Coordination: (Throughout the year. Outreach can be done from home.): Develops an outreach campaign to members to volunteer for PTSA; works with committee chairs on call on volunteers; works with school volunteer coordinator for collaborative efforts and will ensure a request is sent out to all relevant members regarding assistance needed. Enters all volunteer opportunities using Sign Up Genius.
Fun Run (January for pep-rally and event. Additional planning needed in first half of the school year.): The team serves as the primary point of contact for the Boosterthon staff and helps to promote the event via posters, flyers, listserv, Facebook and the morning announcements. Coordinates volunteers as needed for collecting and counting donations at the end of the event.
Share Nights (Throughout the year as needed but mostly evenings and weekends.): The team serves as the primary point of contact for share nights such as two Skate World share nights as well as FSU Theatre Share Night via posters, flyers, listserv and the morning announcements. Coordinates volunteers to check in students for classroom contests. Other share nights can be coordinated as determined by team and board.