Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with Hawthorn Hill’s PTA.  We have many ways to help that fit a variety of skill sets and schedules. Take some time to review the position descriptions below and fill out Volunteer Interest Form.  Someone will be in touch with you soon!

Carnival – Help run games and activities at the carnival.  Receive 1 carnival wristband, which gives access to unlimited games and activities, per shift that you sign up for.

Time commitment – 1 ½ hour shift the evening of Friday, January 24, 2020.


Chat ‘n Chew – Volunteer to read to a small group of students during their lunch period and ask prepared discussion questions.  The books and discussion questions will be provided by the school librarian and will be appropriate for each grade level. Children will be chosen to participate by their classroom teachers. The students will meet in the library with their lunches, during their lunch period, to listen to the selected book(s).  Background check through the school district is required.

Time commitment – During the school day, very flexible as to frequency during the school year. 

Creative – Design and update the PTA bulletin board to share about upcoming events and activities.  Create posters/signs for events. Supplies provided.

Time Commitment – Flexible.  Update the bulletin board 3 to 4 times a school year, during the day.  Posters/signs can be done at home.  

Fundraising – Help to count money at school during our main fundraiser and enter data for funds received.  Money will be counted with at least two other people present, including a PTA Board Member.

Time commitment – In the morning, Monday, September 23 to Friday, September 27, 2019.  Allow approximately 2 to 3 hours each day.

Gardening/Landscaping – Water HHE’s orchard and garden beds and weed the garden beds.  Lay stones and/or mulch for walking paths between the garden beds. Supplies will be provided.

Time commitment – Once or twice a week for weeding and watering.  Landscaping time frame is flexible.


Hospitality – Provide food, snacks, drinks and/or paper products for teachers and staff.  Food and snacks can be homemade or store-bought. Items are generally delivered to school the morning of the meal, but arrangements can be with the Vice President of Hospitality for pick up and drop off.  

Time commitment – 1 to 3 times a school year (October, December, and May).

Robotics – Help assist with the LEGO Robotics club for students in 4th to 6th grades.

Time commitment – 1-2 hours after school a week, August to December.

Photographers – Help take pictures during PTA events and provide them to our yearbook chairperson. Please use a high quality camera.

Time commitment – Varies.  Most events and activities are held in the evenings or on a weekend.

Social Events and Activities – Assist during various PTA events (Class Parties, Back to School Night, Movie Nights, Breakfast with Santa, etc.). Tasks may include set-up, distributing food or tickets, helping with activities, and clean up.

Time commitment – Varies.  Class parties are held during the school day on Friday, November 1, 2019 and Friday, February 14, 2020 and are approximately an hour long.  Other events are generally held during the evening and volunteer shifts are no more than 1 ½ hours in length.

Woodworking/Construction – Construct carnival games/activities.  Supplies provided.

Time commitment – Flexible.  Items would be needed prior to Friday, January 24, 2020.


Room Parent – Communicate with the teacher and classroom parents about volunteering for the grade-level  parties. Collect money from the classroom parents, and purchase birthday and Christmas presents for the teacher from the entire class. Coordinate the class contribution to the silent auction. 

Time Commitment – Set up and 1 hour party in the fall and spring.  Other time varies depending on party, gifts, and silent auction.