Volunteering                                         

When adults volunteer, all students benefit!  We are proud of our strong group of parents who willingly volunteer their time and efforts. There are many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved, and your help is needed!  

 

E-mail us to find out more about volunteer opportunities.

 

Here is a list of some of the ways you can help support the school.

 

 

***IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEER NEEDS***

 

We need volunteers with organizing skills to help us with the following events:

  • Dance Party organizer

  • Moonlight Auction (Co-)Chair, committee leads and volunteers to help support our Auction Chair in organizing the auction

  • School Assemblies organizer

  • A Hundrathon lead

  • Walk and Stroll Coordinator
  • Fun Run organizer
  • Family STEAM Day organizer
  • Family Math Night organizer
  • Teacher / Staff Appreciation events

Not really into organizing an event? How about supporting the PTA in a different role? We are also looking for the following positions:

  • A CPA to support us filing our taxes this year (October/November)
  • A Volunteer/Membership Chair to help manage memberships and support membership drives
  • Creator of the Fifth Grade Memory Book (spring)
  • An Emergency Preparedness Volunteer to review the inventory of our classroom emergency backpacks
  • A Book Fair Volunteer to support our school's library 
  • Green Team to help make PTA events more environmentally friendly
  • Gardening Committee to help make the campus more beautiful and edible
  • Mural Committee to help make decisions on new murals
  • Social Media / Communications Coordinator
  • Compile the Marin Directory
  • Assemblies Committee

 

You can help to make a difference by volunteering your time here: https://forms.gle/DPQXnamhAiazuk5n7

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VOlunteer opportunities

There are 3 ways you can help.

  1. Community Building Committees
  2. Fundraising Committees
  3. Individual Positions  

 

Community Building Committees

Directory - Fall

Coordinates publication of annual school directory, a resource for connecting families and useful school information.

 

International Potluck - FALL

 

This community event happens in September in the big yard.  Families gather with each other to share a meal full of delicious international fare.


IDEA COMMITTEE - Ongoing

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Committee supports Marin Elementary in fostering compassion, understanding and acceptance of the varied array of diversity of our families. Organizes various projects to promote these goals. Previous projects have involved securing Parent Ed Night speakers promoting diversity & inclusion and organizing a diverse book drive.

 

Gardening Program - ongoing

The gardening committee is in charge of garden maintenance on campus and helps with fall and spring cleanup days.  They work with teachers to coordinate gardening parents and activities for each classroom.

 

Parent Education Nights - ongoing

Arranges 3 to 4 evening educational forums for parents on various topics.

 

Emergency Preparedness - ongoing

Maintains Marin School emergency supplies and makes sure each classroom’s supplies are up to date.

 

Family Math Night - monthly

Coordinate monthly night where families engage in fun and stimulating math games together.  We are looking for volunteers to lead this for the year. 

 

Green Team - ongoing

Rethinking waste at our school and raising awareness about everyday solutions to protect our environment. From plastic-free school supplies, to Earth Day celebration and empowering students to be change-makers.

 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation EVENTS - ONGOING

Coordinates a breakfast/lunch/snack celebration for the Marin teachers and staff as a way to thank and honor them.

 

STEAM Day - Spring

STEAM Day Coordinator organizes a one-day weekend festival where parents and students work together on various math and science activities using a curriculum developed by Lawrence Hall of Science.  This event is TBD for this year.

 

Fifth Grade Memory Book - spring

Coordinates the production of 5th grade “yearbook.” Interfaces with school staff and families. (A memento of the elementary school years, not a fundraiser).

 

Kindergarten Socials - 2 days in august

Typically this committee organizes and hosts playdate at Terrace Park for incoming Kindergarten families one weekend day a week before school starts, as well as a Kindergarten popsicle party/social at Marin the weekend before school starts. Ideally held by the parent(s) of a recent Kindergartener.

 

  

Fundraising Committees

Book Fair - Fall

Coordinator works with school librarian to schedule volunteers for the vendor-supported Book Fair. There are many volunteer opportunities during this week-long event: advertising, setup, operation, and takedown. 

 

Apparel Sales Fall + spring

Sells Marin t-shirts and sweatshirts to school community. This can be a small fundraiser or items can be sold at cost to promote school spirit. Chooses design and colors. Works with vendor to set up an online store where parents place their own orders. Facilitates distribution. 

Movie Nights - 4-6 per year

Small committee organizes movie night fundraisers held on Friday nights in the MPR. Committee members choose movie lineup; set-up and take-down the event; sell tickets at the door; dispense popcorn, pizza and drinks; and screen cartoons followed by the movie.

 

Moonlight Auction - Spring

Chairperson and committee members needed.  Organizes our biggest fundraiser of the year. This is a parent-only evening social event featuring live and silent auctions; beer, wine, and a signature cocktail; heavy hors d'oeuvres and dessert; and live music. Many volunteer opportunities for advertising, soliciting donations, coordinating classroom art projects, designing decor, hiring caterers, setup, operation, takedown, and more.

 

 

  

Individual Positions

Auditor - Jan + Oct

Follows PTA checklist to do biannual audit of Marin PTA finances.

 

Webmaster - Ongoing

Maintain and update PTA website as needed.  Complete year end transition of database.

 

Assemblies - 4-6 per year

Works with the teachers and principal to arrange school-wide educational assemblies for students.  This year assemblies will be virtual.

 

Room Parent Coordinator - ongoing

Coordinates Room Parents for each classroom. Sends occasional e-mails to Room Parents providing information to be distributed at the classroom level. Creates the calendar for monthly Teacher Treats (1/mo a group of 2-3 classrooms provides snacks and lunch for teachers and staff). Coordinates Room Parents to collect for teacher gifts at the holidays and year end.

Moonlight Auction 2024!

The online Silent Auction is now live! Click here to bid. The live auction is Saturday, April 20th. Get your tickets now

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