PTA Volunteer Opportunities, 2017-2018:Many hands make light work

Canyon Creek PTA needs YOU! Our organization is entirely volunteer-based. Please consider volunteering and helping us to meet our mission of supporting programs that serve every student, building community, and celebrating the diversity of our school.

We have a number of open board and committee chair positions available for 2017-18 highlighted in yellow in the list below. When you chair a program or an event, you have the opportunity to make it work for you! Many of these positions are well-established, meaning there is lots of information/knowledge ready to be shared to make the job easier and set you up for success. Even with "new" positions-- you will have the backing and support of our PTA board to help you succeed. And, as with anything, the job is really what YOU make it! Nothing here is set in stone. There are many ways to make a position work for you, even if that means changing it up and doing something new or different.

Not ready to chair a program or event? We are also always looking for individuals who are willing to volunteer to help support our wide array of programs and activities. There are single-event opportunities as well as ongoing positions.

Check out the list of positions and descriptions below. Then use the form below to indicate your interest(s). Once you submit the form, expect to hear back from us within a couple of days.  Open chair positions are highlighted in yellow.

Executive Board:   Fundraising:   Enrichment:
  • President
  • Vice President: Communications**Elected Position** Work on communcations plan with all programs. Also assist the president and preside over meetings in the absence of the president.
  • Vice-President: Programs
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Legislative Chair
  • Membership Chair Serve on the PTA Board of Directors and manage all things membership, including but not limited to, marketing, developing and implementing campaigns, data entry, budget tracking, and ongoing communication of goals and membership initiatives.
  • Coyote Fun RunWork as a part of a dedicated team to help organize, plan, and implement our primary fundraising event.
  • Partnership ProgramsDevelop and promote PTA fundraising opportunities, including silent fundraising management, special events, and ongoing community partnerships.
  • Box TopsOrganize and manage Box Tops collection/submissions, including collection contests and marketing.
  • BingoPlan and organize our annual Bingo night, including marketing, volunteer recruitment, prize basket collection, and event management.
  • Art Docent/Art GalaCoordinate and manage the art docent program, including but not limited to supply ordering, art docent recruitment, training and support, and planning and organizing the annual Art Gala event.
  • Afterschool ProgramsPlan and keep track of after school programs, act as a point-of-contact for the organization, and help request/plan space/time needs.
  • Heritage FestivalCollaborate with school staff to further expand and develop Heritage Festival, including planning, organizing, volunteer recruitment, and marketing.
  • LiteracyWork to promote literacy in the Canyon Creek community through programs and/or events.
  • PlaygroundWork to identify and communicate playground/outside needs and help advocate for and implement any changes.
  • Running ClubWork in collaboration with Canyon Creek staff to organize and manage recess running club, including scheduling volunteers and maintaining relevant records.
  • ReflectionsPromote and manage implementation of the National PTA program at Canyon Creek, including marketing, coordinating local judging, preparing submissions for next level judging, and recognizing participants.
  • S.T.E.M.Work to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education/enrichment in the Canyon Creek community through programs and/or events.
Communication:   School Spirit/Community:   School Staff Support:
  • Email CoordinatorAct as the point of contact for general PTA email communications, including composing and sending emails and maintaining confidential email lists.
  • DirectoryPublish the annual student directory, including but not limited to, compiling and collating data, securing release information, and preparation of data for publication.
  • NewsletterEdit and publish the PTA newsletter, including ensuring it adheres to WSPTA best practices guidelines.
  • WebsiteMaintain and develop content for the PTA website and coordinate with PTA leadership to ensure timely and accurate presentation of information. Experience and knowledge of web site development and/or HTML is very helpful, but not required.
  • Reader BoardMaintain the reader board outside the school on a regular basis.
  • Ice Cream SocialOrganize and plan the annual event, including securing food/supplies, volunteers, event management, and marketing.
  • Spirit WearPlan and manage fall spirit wear sales, including but not limited to, ordering, inventory management, marketing, event sales, and product delivery.
  • Popcorn FridayPrepare and manage popcorn Fridays, including ordering, maintaining supplies/equipment, and preparing and serving popcorn to students and staff.
  • Family Fun NightWork to build community in the Canyon Creek community by planning and organizing a fun and free family event(s).
  • Skate NightOrganize and plan Skate Night (traditionally in fall and spring), including securing venue, marketing, and door prizes.
  • 40th AnniversaryHelp coordinate and plan programs/events to celebrate Canyon Creek's 40th anniversary!
  • Community OutreachHelp with community outreach projects, also work with Student Council to support their outreach initiatives.
  • Volunteer CoordinatorAct as the point-of-contact person for people interested in volunteering, maintain lists of people who indicate they want to volunteer, contact them when the need arises (e.g., event support, special projects, etc.), and also work to find ways to recognize and appreciate our amazing volunteers!
  • Summer FunCoordinate efforts to build community during the summer through summer events, such as summer play dates, as well as support school-sponsored summer events, such as First Grade Open House.
  • Book Room CoordinatorWork with Canyon Creek staff to manage and maintain the Book Room, including working closely with Canyon Creek teachers and staff on organization, preparation and maintenance of materials, and coordinating volunteer support.
  • Library BrigadeSupport classroom library visits by coordinating, scheduling and organizing library volunteers, communicating with library staff, supporting library programs and assisting with the annual Book Fair.
  • Health RoomAct as PTA liaison to the school nurse and assist with organizing and recruting volunteers for health screenings.
  • Watch D.O.G.S.Act as PTA liaison to the staff Watch D.O.G.S. coordinator and assist in organizing the program as well as recruiting, training and scheduling volunteers.
  • Staff AppreciationPlan and organize PTA-sponsored projects/events to show appreciation for Canyon Creek staff.

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Robin Zaback or submit our volunteer interest form.

 Updated 9/25/2017