The Orrington PTA is entirely made up of volunteers and we are always looking for more! Whether you have an hour a week, an hour a month, or an hour a year, your help is much appreciated.
Open PTA Positions
Clubs and Enrichment Roles
- Garden Club co-Chair open position Work with our seasoned garden chair to plan for the next phase of our garden program. Moderate time commitment, some school time availability required in future, busiest in Spring and Fall. *2020-21 will be a planning/maintenance year.
- Fluency Tutor Coordinator open position Recruiting and matching tutors with teachers, materials copying and preparation. Moderate time commitment in Fall, some school time availability helpful but not required. *Tutoring will be virtual this year, so this role may evolve.
Community Building Roles
- Community Connectors open position(s) Keep your grade-level families connected to all Orrington happenings and resources. Work closely with Community Building VPs and Equity VPs. Plan one grade-level community building event to take place during the year.
- Emergent Bilingual Family Liaison open position Welcome new EB families to Orrington. Serve as a resource to EB families in navigating unfamiliar customs and traditions; connecting families to appropriate resources at school and in the community. Minimal time commitment with flexible scheduling, all year commitment but busiest in the Fall.
- Teacher Appreciation co-Chair open position Plan and organize the week long Teacher Appreciation activities with co-Chair. Spring. Minimal, flexible time commitment during planning; moderate time commitment with some school time availability required during TA Week (during a normal year).
- Orrington Family Support open position Purchase supplies as needed to support families in need. Purchases reimbursed through the PTA. Minimal time commitment with flexible scheduling occurring all year.
- Book Fair co-Chair open position Learn from a seasoned Book Fair co-chair the ins and outs of running the Book Fair and online sales. Moderate Fall time commitment; intense time commitment with school time availability required during the fair (during a normal year). *2020-21--Fair will be virtual this year.
- VP Events open position Help support the many events that Orrington volunteers organize each school year. Special emphasis this year on interest/ability to support virtual events. Minimal time commitment all year; event participation expected.
- Cultural Festival co-Chair open position Organize and support this amazing Orrington tradition. *2020-21--We are looking to bring this activity online this year and are hoping to recruit families who have actively participated to help do that. Moderate time commitment all fall for planning; event participation expected.
- Fun Run Picnic Coordinator (2) open position Organize the potluck portion of the picnic and purchase items to be grilled (PTA reimbursement). Recruit your grilling team! Minimal time commitment in Spring; event participation expected (in a normal year). *2020-21 event unlikely.
- Carnival co-Chair open position Help organize and lift this kid-favorite Orrington tradition. Recruit volunteers, purchase prizes, oversee this very busy day. Minimal time commitment in winter planning; intense time commitment for the week of Carnival (mid-March in a normal year). Event participation expected. *2020-21 event unlikely.
Recurring Volunteer Opportunities
- Book Nook--not available due to current circumstances
- Green Team--not available due to current circumstances
- Tutoring--District-supported math and reading fluency tutoring will go virtual this year. Please email email@example.com for more information.
- Kindergarten Lunch/Recess Help--not available due to current circumstances
- Garden/Grounds Upkeep--TBD with social distancing this Fall and Spring
Volunteering for Events
- Back-to-School Social--not available due to current circumstances
- Book Fair—going virtual—stay tuned!
- Family Literacy Night- going virtual--Stay tuned
- Cultural Festival--going virtual--Stay tuned!
- Family Math Night--going virtual--Stay tuned!
- Carnival--Unlikely due to pandemic
- Talent Show--going virtual—stay tuned!
- Fun Run and Family Picnic--TBD due to pandemic