Parents and volunteers serve a crucial role at Mallinckrodt by giving of their time, talent and treasure to make our school great!
Our volunteers get involved at every level. Some lead committees, coach sports, or donate their professional services while others provide classroom supplies, offer input at meetings, or chaperone on field trips. Every contribution, big or small, makes a positive impact on our school community and shows our children that we care about their education and believe it is important.
Want to chair a committee or learn more about ways you can get involved?
Contact Ryan Haines, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete and send in the following forms:
Volunteer Application Checklist (Does not need to be sent in)
Volunteer Expectations (Does not need to be sent in)
Adult Volunteer Application
Volunteer Reference Check
Request for Criminal Record
In addition to mailing applications to the district office, prospective volunteers can also scan forms to create electronic files or take quality photographs of the forms. They can then be emailed directly to Ms. Ricci Sykes at email@example.com
Ways you can get involved
The book fair will run for 4 days – October 17-20, with set-up on Fri., Oct. 14 and take-down on Fri., Oct. 21 .
Sign up to help with set-up or take-down, cashier, merchandising (keeping things looking good and restocking), and general customer service.
Sign up and make them dinner during Parent Teacher Conferences – October 18 & 20.
Sign up to adopt a teacher and/or staff member. You could send a nice note and/or treat. Or perhaps flowers, or chocolate or a gift card, etc.
Take photos at events and school functions.
Get the ReplayIt app and share photos with the yearbook staff!
Watch for opportunities to sign up to help keep our school grounds beautiful. Work in our fabulous garden, help with general clean up around the school or volunteer at the Farmers Market.
Work in collaboration with the PTO Board to determine event activities and logistics. Monitor volunteer sign-ups to ensure event is adequately staffed, and oversee volunteers on day of event.
The Dragons Under the Sun picnic is always one of the best events to end the school year!
Sign up to help set up, sell raffle tickets, be a bounce house monitor, sell T-shirts, work food tables, and help clean up when the day is done.
We would love to feature all of the cultures and countries that represent our students and families.
Sign up if you are interested in representing your family’s culture or cultures at our festival. Show the culture’s dress, customs, food, traditions, or whatever you’d like!
If you’d like to help organize and plan this event, we’d love your help too!
Why We Track Volunteer Hours
An overwhelming amount of volunteer time goes by untracked and unnoticed. Tracking your volunteer time might sound like just another item on your to-do list, but this simple step has the potential to drastically improve our school’s potential to earn more money through Corporate Grants, Foundation Grants, and Government Grants.
Many Fortune 500 companies offer matching grants for employee volunteer hours, and most schools and 501c(3) nonprofits are eligible. Employee Volunteer Programs, commonly called “Dollars for Doers,” offer organizations anywhere between $8-20 per hour volunteered. Some companies even offer dollars for hours volunteered by retirees!
Ask your employers about matching grants for volunteer time.
If we’re able to effectively track and report on important metrics like volunteer time, it drastically improves our chances of successfully attracting foundation grants. If we’re able to prove the value of our volunteers, we will be able to differentiate our organization and set ourself ahead of the competition!
Grants.gov is the official government site for information on federal grants and funding opportunities. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site contains application requirements and stipulations for more than 1,000 grant programs administered by 26 federal grant-making agencies, searchable by agency, category, eligibility or CFDA number.