Volunteer

There are many ways to volunteer with the PTO, whether you would like to spearhead a project, spend an hour helping at the library or managing our social media from home. If you’re interested, please contact president@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org.

Below you’ll find volunteer opportunities by area:

  • PTO Board Positions
  • Room Parents
  • Event Coordinators & Volunteers
  • Programs & Committees

PTO BOARD POSITIONS

Most are school year-round, 2 year commitments.   In late spring the PTO will hold elections to fill open positions. Click here to Elect a PTO Member.

President

  • Oversees scheduling, planning and budgeting for PTO-sponsored activities
  • Communicates regularly with Principal and Superintendent on behalf of PTO
  • Oversees PTO meetings and communication with PTO members

Vice President for Technology

  • Oversees PTO technology initiatives such as the website and directory/hub (Membership Toolkit)
  • Supervises the PTO’s social media and online presence

Vice President for Events

  • Liaison to event coordinators and room parent coordinators
  • Helps recruit event coordinators and event volunteers

Vice President for Fundraising

  • Manages fundraising initiatives throughout the year, assisted by team of volunteers
  • Oversees marketing / communication to community regarding uses of PTO funds

Secretary

  • Responsible for organization’s state filings twice a year
  • Oversees reporting of PTO meetings (taking minutes and recording votes)

Treasurer

  • Provides guidance on the PTO’s financial position through regular budget reporting
  • Manages all financial accounts and executes all deposits, reimbursements and petty cash distributions

Assistant Treasurer

  • Assists the Treasurer and provides operating continuity through potential succession

General Board Members

  • Provide guidance and input on PTO activities and initiatives.  In addition, each general board member typically supports a major PTO event, committee or initiative.

ROOM PARENTS

Support your child’s class by serving as a liaison between the teacher and class families.  Please contact rpcoordinators@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org

EVENT COORDINATORS & VOLUNTEERS

In addition to coordinator roles, day-of event volunteer opportunities are  available as well, often in 30-minute or 1-hour shifts.

Art Show

Help install student artwork and organize event.

Auction Coordinator (December – February) 

Work with PTO Liaison to connect with vendors, and connect with Room parents.  Help solicit donations and publicize silent auction.

Book Fair Coordinator

Coordinate with principal, teachers and librarian with support from a PTO Liaison. Collect and sort books (Winter and Spring), help with advertising, setup and take down and/or assist students with purchases during Sale.

Early Release Movies

Help with registration, check in/out, supervising students.

Family Fun at International Night Coordinator

Work with Team Leaders and oversee various tasks.

Family Fun Night

Assist with the many activities offered at this annual event.

Fall Picnic

Help set up, clean up,  sell pizza, rice balls and baked goods, or help keep the water coolers filled. Coordinators are 6th grade families.

Field Day (June)

Sign up for a two-hour shift or help all day. School event supported by the Principal.

Food Day Festival

Help organize the event or bring nutritious food.
Contact the current coordinator at lawrence.food.day@gmail.com.

Japanese Fair (Winter)

PTO Play (December – March)

Help put on annual parent/teacher play. Requires a few weeks of rehearsals.

School Photos / Picture Day

Help organize students by classroom; distribute photo packages.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Plan and prepare luncheon for teachers and staff.

Spring Picnic (June)

Help set up, clean up,  sell pizza and rice balls. Help with Cake Walk or bake sale.  Coordinators are 5th Grade families.

PROGRAMS & COMMITTEES

These projects are ongoing or require help over the course of several days/weeks:

Annual Appeal (Fall)

Help raise essential PTO funds; assist with creating messaging/materials and social media messaging. Please contact fundraising@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org.

Art Room Volunteer

Help keep the art room drawers and shelves stocked and organized. Timing is flexible.

Green Team

This parent group raises green awareness and understanding of environmental issues to promote the adoption of responsible practices within the Lawrence Community.

Lawrence Logo Wear

Coordinate design, printing, and sales of school t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Lawrence Special Activities (LSA)

Plan, advertise, and organize after-school enrichment programs such as karate, clay, chess, and drama.  Please contact lawrencespecialactivities@gmail.com

Library Volunteer

Assist with check-out and reshelving books. Please contact Kathleen Moriarty

Middle School B-PEN Liaison

Identify topics of interest to Middle School families and help organize network meetings

New Family Contacts

Welcome and assist new families, answer questions about the school.  Please contact newfamilies@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org.

Performing Arts Council

Preview and schedule storytellers, dancers, musicians, and actors.

School Directory (September – October)

Assist with management of information in Membership Toolkit.

Understanding Our Differences Coordinator

Collaborate with a group of other Lawrence parents to promote the values of respect and inclusion for people of all abilities

Visual Arts Council

Recruit visiting artists who lead projects that are integrated into the curriculum.

Yearbook

Help with organization, permissions and orders.