Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to help, from occasional help at special events to weekly help in the classroom, or helping the PTO manage a program or committee.

Here’s an overview of available opportunities:

Art Literacy

Help run Raleigh Park’s volunteer-staffed art education program.

Classroom Lead

Schedule and give visual presentations on six different artists to students during the year, and then supervise a related art project after each presentation. Training and mentoring is provided. No art experience necessary.

Classroom Helper

Assist students with art project on the day of presentation (about one hour).

Box Tops for Education

Help promote program and collect, organize and mail in Box Tops to raise funds for our school.

Spring Carnival

Help organize and run Raleigh Park’s big springtime community-building event. Committee leads needed to organize Ticket Sales, Promotions, Food, Gym Games, Outdoor Games, Cake Walk, Prizes, Hallway Games, and more.  There is a job for everyone!

Classroom Volunteer

Assist teachers in the classroom by working with individuals or groups of students on reading, art projects and other assignments, and by providing support on administrative tasks.

Clothes Closet

The Beaverton Clothes Closet provides clothing for children in need in our district.  Help run the Clothes Closet on Raleigh Park’s designated annual work day.

Field Day

A day of outdoor activities, games and fun for the students that takes place in the late Spring. Assist coordinators with organizing and supervising the various activities.

Fifth grade party/fundraising

Help raise funds for and plan the 5th grade party and parting gift to the school.

Raleigh Park Garden

There are so many opportunities to volunteer in the RP Garden!  Help maintain the garden by weeding, composting, sweeping, and raking.  Help harvest food from the garden and organize lunchtime tastings with the students.  Help develop garden curriculum, conduct lunchtime work parties/plantings with the students, provide ongoing communication such as bulletin board updates, newsletter articles, website updates and photography, or assist with fundraising and other special projects (garden tours, construction projects, etc.). No gardening experience necessary!

Homework Club

Assist students with their reading, spelling and math homework in this after school program.

Hospitality

Help coordinate Back to School Tea, Teacher Holiday Luncheon, and Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheon.

Jog-a-Thon

Our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Students obtain pledges from family, friends and neighbors, and then run as many laps around the track as they can in a set amount of time.  We need many volunteers to assist the coordinators with preparing for and running the event, including committee leads for Prizes/Sponsors, Packet Assembly, Decorations, Proceeds, Shift Leaders, and Kick-Off Assembly, plus volunteers to help on the day of the Jog-A-Thon and at the post event parties.

Junior Great Books

Lead small group discussions with upper grade students about reading great literature. Program is designed to help students develop the essential skills of reading carefully, thinking critically, and listening intently through shared inquiry. Volunteers will receive training.

Kiln Projects

Help run the kiln and coordinate/participate in several kiln projects: Paint Your Own Pottery fundraiser, Presidential Busts for 5th grade, 5th grade portrait tiles, Kindergarten Butterflies for Mother’s Day, and other projects.

Library Support

Reshelf books, pull books for teachers, and support library class projects.

Mileage Club

Mileage Club relies on parent volunteers to run this program for the kids at Raleigh Park. A small time commitment of one hour during lunch recess is needed to check off the student’s cards as they run their laps. It’s a fun way for parents to get to know the students and promote healthy habits for our kids.

Operation Clean-Up

A fun way to get to know other RP families and make our school grounds look great!  Volunteers help spread bark, pull weeds and clean up the areas around the school.

Passport Club

Quiz students on world geography the last Wednesday of each month from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Picture Day

Help organize students for class pictures between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Project Second Wind

Help collect food and funds to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.

Room Parent

Parent volunteer who communicates with teacher and other classroom volunteers about planning/organizing class parties and volunteer schedule in the class.

Scholastic Book Fair

Help the librarians and Book Fair coordinator set up the book fair, work the cash registers, and assist buyers with their book selections. Coordinator schedules shifts based upon your availability.

SCRIP Program

Help the coordinator organize and run our gift card fundraising program.

Talent Show

Help our children showcase their unique skills and abilities!  Assist coordinators with preparation and event. Volunteers needed for lunchtime rehearsal practices, Stage Crew Coordinator, Group Dance and Group Skit.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Work with Hospitality Coordinator(s) and Room Parents to shower teachers with thank you notes, hosted luncheon, gifts and flowers.

Tiger Striders

RP Tiger Striders is a group of parents and students committed to walking to school every Thursday.  Help lead students from your part of the neighborhood as they walk to school.

Translation

Translate written English into different languages for school and PTO communications.

Vision Screening

Help with supervising annual student vision screening, which takes place on one day early in the school year.

Welcome Committee

Welcome new families to Raleigh Park by making phone calls and being available to answer questions.

Winter Sock Hop

A fun event for the whole family that includes music, dancing, food and prizes.  Need volunteers to help with planning and running the event.

 

Ready to be a Raleigh Park volunteer?

Sign up online

  • If you’ve volunteered at Raleigh Park in the past, click here to log-in to the online service we use to manage volunteers. (Note: This link takes you off this site to a page on “helpcounterweb.com” —If you’ve volunteered at Raleigh Park in the past, you’re likely already in the system.)
  • If you haven’t volunteered at Raleigh Park in the past, but you’re ready to dive in click here to get started. (Note: this link takes you off this site to a “helpcounterweb.com” page — an online service we use to help coordinate our volunteers.)

Questions?

If you have any questions about volunteering at Raleigh Park, please contact Erin Westhaver, Volunteer Coordinator.