Volunteering at RHS is a great way to show your student that their education is very important to you.  It is also a way to get acquainted with the students, staff and parents.  Please review the following opportunities listed below and mark your areas of interest. Whether you choose a one-time activity or an ongoing one, your help will be greatly appreciated!

Available Volunteer Opportunities:

Academic Support: This volunteer list is sent to teachers that have students who could benefit from extra support. This help could be in or out of the classroom and may include science, math, language liaison, or other areas.

ACT/SAT Practice Test: Help coordinate or proctor practice college prep tests for students. Princeton Review administers the tests that are given several times throughout the school year.

Advocacy Team: Receive and act on information and action items via e-mail about current legislative issues relayed from State and District Council PTSA. Opportunity to go to Olympia to meet with state legislators, vote on behalf of RHS PTSA, or help with the levy campaign.

Emergency Preparedness: Help coordinate and maintain emergency preparedness supplies for our school.

Financial Review Committee: Volunteers meet twice for 2-3 hours to review RHS PTSA financial records, once in January, and then again in July.

Hospitality: Volunteers assist with events such as student dances (3), Incoming Freshman Parent Night, etc. Please sign up for one or both of the activities below:

Refreshments: Volunteers provide food items for student dances and special events (i.e. Incoming Freshman Parent Night, Mustang Extravaganza, etc.) and/or help with set up or clean up.

Dance Helpers: Volunteers help at dances by serving refreshments, working at coat/bag check area, assisting with set up or clean up. Dance Helpers do not supervise the dance floor area.

Library Help: Volunteers to help out in the library, be trained on Destiny and help with textbook and netbook check-in/check-outs at the beginning and end of the school year.

Nominating Committee: Volunteers to help find people to fill the elected positions for next year’s board. Time commitment: 5-10 hours between Feb. 1st and April 1st (e-mails, phone calls, and a couple of meetings)

Parent Education/Networking: Help set up and direct parents to the program location where speakers are invited to talk to parents. Join in welcoming new families to RHS.

Reflections: This PTSA sponsored program recognizes student entries in literature, visual arts, dance, film/video, photography and music. Volunteers solicit and organize entries for submission.

Scholarship Committee: Distribute applications, read applications, meet to select recipients, present awards

Senior Activities/Events: These volunteer activities are focused on the senior class: however, parent volunteers from all grades are welcome and encouraged to help. Please sign up for one or more of the events listed below:

Senior Grad Night: Volunteers are needed to help with the overnight alcohol/drug free post-graduation celebration for seniors sponsored by the PTSA, an event that provides fun and entertainment in safe venues. Volunteers can choose from a variety of jobs (such as fundraising, selling tickets, chaperoning, etc.)

Baccalaureate Ceremony: Volunteers are needed to assist with this annual inspirational ceremony highlighting the words, songs and talents of seniors who share               reflections upon their school years.

Graduation Ceremony: Volunteers assist with tasks of the actual graduation ceremony.

Staff Appreciation: This committee provides special lunches and treats for RHS staff throughout the year. Volunteers contribute food (baked goods, salads, etc.) and help with set up and clean up. There are 4-6 events during the school year.

RHS education partners also seeking volunteers:

Lake Washington Schools Foundation: the Foundation complements the work of PTSA. It looks a issues from a district-wide view and was established to help out community stakeholders directly and efficiently invest in classroom learning. Volunteers assist in mailings to donors and our greater community, general office help, working on events, etc. LWSF Coordinators: volunteer@lwsf.org

LINKS-Mentoring and Tutoring: Work one-on-one with students or help teachers in the classroom to offer guidance and encouragement, at all grade levels, to students who need extra help with their academic, social, and emotional development. Ongoing training and guidance is provided to volunteers. Program coordinator: Nanci Wehr at links@lwsd.org

Special Needs Liaison: Liaison with LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group to keep families informed with bulletins, special needs events and announcements. See www.lwptsa,net for more information.

If you have any questions regarding any of the volunteer positions, please contact: volunteers@redmondhsptsa.org