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***
- SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR - Ongoing. Update the Marin PTA Facebook page with engaging and useful content. Keep events calendar up to date.
- AUDITOR - Oct / Jan. 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.
E-mail us to learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities.
There are 3 ways you can help.
- Community Building Committees
- Fundraising Committees
- Individual Positions
Community Building Committees
Directory - Fall
Coordinates publication of annual printed school directory, a resource for connecting families and useful school information. Directories are free to all families (advertising sales cover the cost of printing).
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. Due to COVID-19 this event will not be happening, however, if you have ideas for turning this into a virtual event we would love to hear more.
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. Due to COVID-19 we are looking for the garden committee to come up with creative ideas for continuing the classroom garden program from home.
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 virtually 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 Lunch - Spring
Coordinates a lunch celebration for the Marin teachers and staff as a way to thank and honor them. This event is TBD for this year.
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. Due to COVID-19 these events will not be happening this year.
First Morning Coffee - 1st day of school
Provides morning treats, juice, and coffee/tea on the 1st day of school as a welcome to the school year. Due to COVID-19 this event will not be happening on campus this year.
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. The Book Fair will be online this year, and we are looking for someone to spearhead this incredible fundraising event.
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. Due to COVID-19 this fun event will not be happening, but we are looking for volunteers for next year.
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. Due to COVID-19, last year's auction was moved to online only, and this year's auction may look the same.
Auditor - Jan + Oct
Follows PTA checklist to do biannual audit of Marin PTA finances.
School Board Reporter - ongoing
Parent reporter who attends Board of Education meetings and writes a summary to be distributed school-wide via the eTree. If position is too large for one person, a coordinator can create a schedule of volunteers to take minutes.
E-Tree Moderator - Ongoing
Moderates the school e-tree, an email group for parents and staff to share information. Moderator ensures postings are informational and fact-based.
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.