Volunteer for an hour, an event, a committee or a position! There are many opportunities for you to share your time, ideas and talents – whether serving on the PTSA Board, chairing a committee, volunteering at a PTSA-sponsored event, helping from home or attending a PTSA meeting. Tell us how you can help by completing this survey and indicating your interests and availability. Whether you choose a one-time activity or an ongoing one, your help will be greatly appreciated. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Tesla STEM PTSA Volunteer Coordinator
About this form: The information you provide will be used solely by the Volunteer Coordinator of Tesla STEM PTSA to match volunteer opportunities and volunteer needs. None of the information will be shared or disclosed to third parties outside the Tesla STEM PTSA or the school.
Please start out by telling us about your relation to Tesla STEM High School.
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Please leave all student fields blank if you do not have a student enrolled at Tesla STEM.
Please note: To ensure the safety of our students and staff, all volunteers who will be on campus and/or serving in a capacity where they will be in contact with students must be approved through the Lake Washington School District’s volunteer application process. http://www.lwsd.org/For-Community/Volunteers/Pages/Application-Process.aspx.
Volunteers handling money must be members of the Tesla STEM PTSA. To join, please visit http://www.teslastemptsa.org/membership/.
Tesla STEM has many wonderful programs which require adult volunteers of every skill level! Technology challenged? No problem! Have a skill to offer? Lend your knowledge to our students! You decide what works for you.
Please check all that apply.
Look over the list of volunteer opportunities and check those that might interest you.
We will contact you when volunteers are needed and you may then decide if you have the availability and interest.
Represent the Tesla STEM PTSA as you learn about Washington State PTA’s legislative priorities and other supported issues, participate in discussion groups and find out ways that you and your fellow PTSA members can be involved and have your voices heard. (Ongoing)
Reconnect with friends and greet families joining the Tesla STEM community. This event happens in September soon after the start of the academic year. Volunteer to be a co-chair, committee member or helper for this event. (September)
Consider volunteering on an “as needed” basis. We will email you as needs arise. If you can help, simply reply to let us know. If not, no problem, we’ll catch you next time.
President, secretary and treasurer positions can be shared and are elected by the PTSA membership each spring. VP of Programs and Community, Membership, Communications, Grants and Graduation are appointed. Not ready to chair a committee or fill a PTSA Board position? Consider shadowing one of our volunteers this year, to see if you would like to serve in his/her position next year. Coming “on board” now will ensure a smooth transition! (Ongoing)
Assist the Tesla STEM PTSA to meet best practices by auditing the books and financial records of the PTSA semi-annually and presenting a written audit report to the Executive Board. (January & July)
Assist with the PTSA direct donation campaign, research & write grants, set up & publicize passive fundraising opportunities and more. (Ongoing and/or as needed)
Co-chairs, committee members and chaperones are needed for Grad Night. This all-night event begins after the graduation and provides a fun, safe celebration for the graduates. Parents of sophomores and juniors are asked to "pay it forward" and to volunteer as chaperones. When your student is a senior, parents of sophomores and juniors will be asked to do the same. (Ongoing and/or as needed)
The seniors and their families are counting on sophomore and junior parents to help with graduation. Please volunteer your help and “pay it forward” to make this years’ ceremony a special one. In future years fellow parents will follow in your footstep to make these milestone events a success for your student. Committee members and volunteers for the events are needed. (Ongoing and/or as needed)
The Grant Committee works with membership, the board and the principal to award grants that get funding to the classroom for equipment, supplies, innovative projects and creative curricular ideas. (Ongoing and/or as needed)
Do you work in a STEM or related field? Let us know if you and/or your employer are able to offer a student internship. We will put you in touch with the staff and committee who coordinate these partnerships. (Ongoing and/or as needed)
Promote the Lake Washington Schools Foundation and share information with the Tesla STEM Community. A Table Captain for the spring fundraiser is needed. (April)
Help our PTSA meet its goals of cultivating and retaining membership. (Ongoing)
Publicize and promote PTSA and Tesla STEM events. Solicit newsworthy items, create and distribute e-newsletters and announcements. (Ongoing)
The Nominating Committee seeks out nominees for the elected board positions and presents a slate of candidates to the membership at the March (or May) PTSA membership meeting. Members of the nominating committee must be elected by the STEM PTSA membership. Must be a member of the PTSA. (February to May)
Reflections is a National PTA cultural arts competition which provides the opportunity for students to use their creative talents and express themselves through original works. The competition runs in the fall. Activity is mostly in September/October and includes promoting the event in the school, collecting student entries, arranging for entry judging, and organizing a reception to celebrate the students. A chair or co-chairs are needed to run the program and volunteers are needed to help prepare and display the artwork. (September/October)
Publicize and promote Tesla STEM and the PTSA by posting to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (Ongoing)
It is the goal of the LWSD to have a PTSA Special Needs Liaison at every school to keep informed of the PTSA Special Needs Group's upcoming monthly meetings. The Liaison can often answer a family's questions about special education and who they should contact with concerns. (Ongoing)
Recognize our hardworking Tesla STEM staff by coordinating or helping with monthly staff appreciation events. (Ongoing and/or as needed)
Work with the PTSA board and school staff to recruit and organize volunteers. (Ongoing)
The Tesla STEM PTSA website is an important tool for providing information, handling registration forms and payments, promoting communication and more! A skilled web administrator and tech support is needed to maintain the site and integrate new changes. (Ongoing and/or as needed)
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