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VOLUNTEER

Our parent volunteers are a valuable part of our learning community. When you become a volunteer, your work takes on a special significance. Though you are not part of the staff, you share their responsibilities while working with students.

When you volunteer at Green Trails, you help....

  • your child

  • other children

  • teachers

  • administrators

  • the community

Volunteers MUST reapply to volunteer each year. There are 2 requirements:

  1. Complete the online application through the Parkway District. This includes a background check.

    • Note: for the 2019-2020 school year, Parkway has a new volunteer management system, called Volunteer Tracker. If this is your first time using the system, you will need select New Registration to register your email address and password. 

  2. Attend a Green Trails Volunteer training session in-person (many are offered).

OPPORTUNITIES

There are many opportunities to volunteer. Check out them out below, and fill out a VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM to let us know which opportunities interest you!

Appreciate-a-Gator

Volunteers sign up to provide small gifts anonymously to a staff member once a month, and reveal their identity at the end of the school year.

Year-round

Monthly

Book Fair

Volunteers needed to assist students before school and during PJ Storytime (typically the Wednesday evening of Book Fair week).

Fall

One-time

Box Tops

The Chairpersons collect box tops from students and submit them for cash for Green Trails. They promote the program to families and report the funds raised.

Year-round

Ongoing

Cardinals Game

The Chairperson works with the Cardinals to plan the Green Trails attendance at a baseball game. This person organizes and promotes the event to students/families.

Spring

One-time

Classroom Helper

Volunteers to help with class parties, ad-hoc teacher requests.

Year-round

Ongoing

Classroom Lead

Volunteers needed to run/plan class parties, assist grade-level lead with get togethers.

Year-round

Ongoing

Discovering Abilities Day

Volunteers needed to assist students and guests during one-day educational event.

Fall

One-time

Fall Festival/Parade

Volunteers are needed to help plan the event, supervise parade, help with set-up, check-in, games and clean-up of the event.

Fall

One-time

Fall Parties

Volunteers needed to help set up and work outdoor relays and obstacle courses for classes. Works closely with PE teachers as needed.

Fall

One-time

Family Winter Social Event

The Chair or committee plan an event over Winter Break (e.g. roller skating) Open to the entire school, usually in January.

Winter

One-time

Garden Volunteers

Volunteers needed to help with the Fall and Spring Garden Days.

Fall/ Spring

One-time

Gator Games

Volunteers needed to help set-up and staff the Gator Games activities. This event is outside.

Spring

One-time

Gator Run

The Chairperson plans and implements the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at Parkway Central. Volunteers are needed to assist with organizing the event and helping with day-of logistics.

Fall

One-time

Gift Wrapping

Volunteers needed to help wrap donated gifts for less fortunate GT students.

Winter

One-time

Grade-Level Organizer

Chairperson needed to organize grade-level get togethers, attend grade-level Winter and Spring Parties, and communicate with PTO Board Members.

Year-round

Ongoing

Kindergarten Registration

Volunteer to help parents who are registering their children for kindergarten.

Winter

One-time

Passport Night

The Chairs work with the ESOL teacher to encourage students and their families to represent different countries at booths at the event. They also promote and organize the event. Volunteers are needed to help staff the event and represent countries.

Winter

One-time

Reading Volunteer

Volunteers will help listen to students read books during reading time in their classrooms. Any day(s) of the week you are available--no need to commit to a particular day. Most independent reading times fall between 10-11:30 a.m. and 2:10 - 3:00 p.m.

Year-round

Ongoing

Recess Supervisor

Volunteers needed to watch kids on the playground during recess to ensure kids are having fun and staying safe.

Year-round

Ongoing

School Picture Day

Volunteers needed to help alert classes and prepare students for their picture.

Fall

One-time

School Store

Chairperson orders inventory and schedules volunteers. Volunteers needed to supervise students in the store one morning each week.

Year-round

Ongoing

Spirit Wear

The Chairperson works with a vendor to design, promote and advertise GT logo clothing to the students and families, handle orders and distribute items purchased.

Fall

Ongoing

Staff Appreciation Breakfasts

Volunteers needed to provide food items for the monthly breakfasts served for teachers on late-start Wednesdays.

Monthly

Ongoing

Trivia Night

Volunteers needed to help plan the event, solicit sponsors, write questions, judge the event, and help with day-of event logistics.

Winter

Ongoing

Trunk or Treat

Volunteers needed to promote the event, as well as assist in set-up and clean-up of the event. Volunteers needed to decorate cars and hand out candy while in costume.

Fall

One-time

Used Book Sale

The Chairperson provides collection points and advertises the event. Volunteers needed to help sort books after students bring them in and help with day-of sale.

Spring

One-time

Veterans Day Celebration

Volunteers needed to organize school assembly honoring veterans.

Fall

One-time

Winter Parties

Volunteers needed to help plan and run parties in classrooms.

Winter

One-time

Yearbook

The Chairpersons serve as liaison for the school with the yearbook company, promote the yearbook to students and collect yearbook orders. Volunteers needed to take photos and assist in yearbook creation.

Year-round

Ongoing