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 volunteer@magi-pto.org.

Volunteer Applications

To become a volunteer at Mallinckrodt, you must be approved by the Board of Education.

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

Volunteer Applications must be renewed every two years.

Please complete and send in the following forms to renew:
Adult Volunteer Renewal
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 ricci.sykes@slps.org

Ways you can get involved

Sign up to be a First Day Ambassador and assist new students and families on the first day of school.


Assist in managing the book fair. This person will need to be available for set-up and take down, work at least one cashier shift, and help monitor volunteer sign-ups to ensure this event is adequately staffed.

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.


Let’s give back to the teachers and staff who do so much for our kids.
Sign up and make them dinner during Parent Teacher Conferences – October 18 & 20.


Committee ChairOpen
Sign up to decorate your trunk and come hang with the ghouls and goblins of Mallinckrodt! We will have activities, games, music, and photo opportunities in the gym, and trunks of fun in the lot on October 28!


Adopt a Teacher May 1-5!
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.


Committee Chair – Sandy Giovannetti
Take photos at events and school functions.
Get the ReplayIt app and share photos with the yearbook staff!
Committee Chair – NEEDED
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.
Committee ChairEmily Kirk

This is our biggest fundraising night of the year.
Emily needs helpers to solicit donations for the silent auction. This includes printing and mailing letters and following up to collect items. If interested please email Emily Kirk.


Committee ChairsNEEDED! (contact Susan Plank)
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.


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.

Login to Time Tracker
Download Volunteer Time Tracking Form

Corporate 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.

Foundation Grants

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!

Government Grants

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.