Volunteer support is an essential component of the Green Oaks Fundamental School mission. Because we have a large group of very able and willing volunteers, we are able to offer a more enriched program and ease the burden of a very hard-working staff. We believe that by working together we can provide the best education for our children.SUBMIT YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS ONLINE!
Green Oaks is a parent participation school and the annual volunteer expectation per family is 30 hours. Volunteering is both an important investment to your child’s education and contributes to the school’s rating. Green Oaks PTA now has an online option for submitting hours worked both on campus and off campus.
Use this link for hours worked on-site;
Use this link for hours worked off-site;
Questions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What to Expect as a Volunteer
- Work on a regular, scheduled basis, whether it is weekly, bi-monthly or as otherwise arranged.
- Have a list, or verbal instructions for what you are to do when you volunteer.
- After being trained by the office staff, have use of the staff room for duplicating and preparing materials, except during the time before school and the teachers’ lunch period.
- Gain a better understanding of the school including the day-to-day activities.
- Develop a personal rapport with the person you assist.
- Enjoy contributing to the effectiveness of the school.
Samples of Opportunities
- Classroom aide: You may help individual students with daily work, crafts, or special projects. You may assist the teacher with correcting papers, preparing materials, or obtaining supplies.
- Field trip coordinator and/or driver.
- School Improvement Program (SIP), School Site Council Member, or Component Committee Member: The School Improvement Program volunteers meet regularly to establish instructional goals and plan SIP expenditures to improve the school program.
- PTA Officer or PTA Committee Member: The PTA contributes service in numerous ways and is always looking for additional helpers.
- Computer Lab and/or Library volunteer.
What is Expected of a Volunteer
- Honor your volunteer commitments. Appear on time on the agreed day to work, or notify the appropriate person if you cannot be there. Find a substitute if at all possible. Always sign in and out in the office and wear a school I.D. badge at all times that you are on campus.
- Keep in confidence any information you gain about a student’s behavior, achievement, or personal life.
- Become familiar with and support school and classroom policies and procedures.
- Be positive and encouraging in your dealings with students, other volunteers, and staff.
- Avoid interrupting the instructional program. Ask questions at appropriate times if directions are not clear.
- Make child care arrangements for your younger children.
- Enjoy your volunteer experience! It’s very special to your children to have you helping in their classroom.
Suggestions for Working with Students in the Classroom
- Understand your assignment. Read the directions before assisting.
- Call the student by name at each opportunity.
- Listen attentively to the student you are helping.
- Guide the student to find the right answer through encouragement, questions, and suggestions. Avoid giving the answer unless absolutely necessary.
- Use positive reinforcement at all times. Be encouraging and supportive.
- Avoid favoring your own child or children you know. Discuss your volunteer role with your child in advance.
- Keep classroom and student information confidential.
- Enjoy knowing that you are helping a child be a success.