Volunteer

Our volunteers enrich the lives of students and create a strong school community. We welcome parents, grandparents and community members to our school. You truly make a difference in helping our staff and students. There are many different opportunities to volunteer with a variety of options, including assisting in the classroom through individual and small group instruction, assisting with projects, programs or special events.

We are sure to have something that will appeal to you, either on a regular basis or for a one-off special event. Please contact our volunteer coordinator if you need further information: volunteers@terralindaptc.org

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Below are the current volunteer opportunities at Terra Linda.  Please click on the title links to be redirected to the volunteer system to sign up.  Not an approved volunteer yet?  See the Become a Volunteer section below.  To view all opportunities, see instructions here – Signing_up_for_Volunteer_Opportunities

Jog-A-Thon
1. Distribute T-shirts to classrooms 10/19 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2. Set-up 10/24 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
3. Lap Counters 10/24 multiple shifts 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
4. Cheering Section 10/24 multiple shifts 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
5. Clean-up 10/24 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Book Fair
Staple Flyers – 10/10
Set Up Fall 2017 – 10/25
Cashier / Helper Fall 2017 – 10/26 – 11/1
Pack Up Fall 2017 – 11/1

Read to Me: 2nd Grade
Monday – Friday, ongoing, 8:30 – 9:00
Volunteers will have time to listen to/help two students read.

Read to Me: Kindergarten
Monday – Friday, ongoing, multiple shift times.
Volunteers will have time to read to two students. Link above will take you to Opportunities, scroll down to Read to Me: Kindergarten to sign up.

Library Helper
Specific dates, ongoing, multiple shift times.
Volunteers will assist the librarian when classrooms come to the library.

Passport Club Helper
Specific dates, once a month, multiple shift times.
Help students with their passports.  Training is provided – see here for more details.

Running Club
Help students get out and run on the new track on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45 – 11:45 and 11:45 – 12:30.
10:45-11:45 (Kindergarten/ First Grade/ Second Grade)
11:45-12:30 (Fifth Grade/ Fourth Grade)

Classroom Opportunities

Teachers with In-Classroom Opportunities
To view shift times and signup go to your teacher’s listing under Opportunities.

K – Meinhart
1 -Marlia/Clement
1 – Schrader
3 – Taefy-Cross
5 – Rafanan
SRC – Eckrode

Classroom Rep and Party Parent Needs (see detailed position descriptions below)
K – Clark – both
K – Kohl – both
1 – Marlia/Clement – both
1- Schrader – Classroom Rep
1 – Schroeder – Party Parent
2 – Piper – both
2 – Wick – both
2 – Wilcox – both
3 – Axman – Classroom Rep
3 – Klemens – Party Parent
3 – Taefy-Cross – both
4 – Craft – Classroom Rep
4 – Linde – Classroom Rep
5 – Rafanan – both
5 – Yen – both
SRC – Eckrode – both

Note: Signing up for a classroom opportunity only indicates your interest for the position. We will reach out to those that have expressed interest once a volunteer has been selected for a position.  For each position below go to your teacher’s listing under Opportunities and click on those positions in which you are interested.

Classroom Representative:
The classroom representative is responsible for working with the teacher to determine current and future volunteer needs and then working with the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule the volunteer shifts in the volunteer system.  They also help to ensure parents know they need to sign up in the volunteer system to be eligible to volunteer in the classroom and help on field trips.  There is only one classroom representative in each classroom.

Party Parent:
This person will be responsible for coordinating the Classroom parties – 3 per year (Halloween, Valentine’s Day , End-of-Year) There is a budget set for the parties.

Party Helper:
Help the Party Parent prepare for the parties and help on the day of the party.

Field Trip:
Indicates interest in helping during future class field trips.  Those signed up for Field Trip will be contacted before each field trip with further information.

Become a Volunteer

Beaverton School District uses a Volunteer and Background Checking system called My Volunteer Page (sometimes referred to as Better Impact)
To apply to be a volunteer click on the link below.  Once on the page look for the Applications section and complete the appropriate application;
Beaverton School District Volunteer Signup

This system allows you to volunteer in multiple schools from one profile. The background check is integrated into the system and it should allow you more flexibility in coordinating your volunteering schedules.

This first step in this process is for all volunteers to create a profile, which includes a completing a background check. If you volunteer at a school which is already using My Volunteer Page  then you do not need to create a new profile – please update your profile to include Terra Linda.

Once your background check has been cleared, you will receive an email from the District confirming that you have been cleared to volunteer. You will also receive an email from us with more information on the new system and how to update your profile and volunteer interests. Whatever your passion is, your time and talents will have a noticeable effect in the school.

Volunteer Signup/Logging Your Hours

If you are already registered with the volunteer system you can signup for activities here:
https://app.betterimpact.com/Login/Volunteer
Please make sure to log your hours!

Volunteer Opportunities

In the Classroom – Whether it’s reading with children, helping with math problems or chaperoning field trips, every teacher needs help to make the school year a success. You do not need to have a child in a class to volunteer – community volunteers are welcome too! Contact the Classroom Volunteer Representative to find out how you can help. If you don’t know who the volunteer coordinator is then contact volunteers@terralindaptc.org and they will help you!

Art Blast – The annual Art Blast will proudly display the art techniques and styles students learn through the year in the Art Literacy program. Personal art projects will be judged by a small panel of peers, so that your child may gain recognition for his/her achievements. Sign up today and be a part of your child’s creative development!

Art Literacy – Each classroom needs 2-3 volunteers to present a pre-designed educational program to the class. Six times per year students learn general biographical information about a featured artist, learn about his/her work, and experience a hands-on art project. All materials are supplied and both lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations for each project/artists are provided. You do not need to be an artist or have any art history background to be an Art Lit presenter! You’ll receive all the training you need at fun, interactive meetings (mornings during the school year, about 1.5 hours every 6 weeks). Total time commitment for the year is approximately 20 hours.

Back to School Picnic – (August) Help with the set up and clean up for the back to school night where parents, students, and teachers gets acquainted.

Backpack Food Program Volunteer  St. Vincent DePaul delivers food to Terra Linda on Friday mornings for kids who are in need of food over the weekend and have signed up for the Backpack Food Program. Volunteers help deliver food to classrooms on Friday afternoons at 2:30 pm.

Bike and Walk to School Day  (Fall) – Help coordinate this fun-filled morning for our students.

Book Fairs (Fall & Spring) – Work a shift, typically 1-2 hours in length, in the library rings up sales for books and other items sold at the book fair. A percentage of the proceeds go towards Terra Linda’s library for new books. Typically there are 2 book fairs a year, one in the fall and one in the spring.

Box Tops – Help to organize, collect, and redeem General Mills Box Tops for Education coupons to earn money for Terra Linda! Tabulate and submit totals to Box Tops at least twice a year.

Classroom Representative – The classroom representative is responsible for working with the teacher to determine current and future volunteer needs and working with the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule needs in the volunteer system.

Clothes Closet – The Beaverton School District Clothes Closet offers free clothing to students and families with limited income.  The majority of the items come from unclaimed lost and found items in BSD Public schools. Volunteers are needed to sort and send items to the Clothes Closet and to assist students in picking out clothes.

Fall Dance – Various volunteer opportunities are available throughout this “rocking” event. Time commitment is 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Fifth Grade Graduation (June) A committee of fifth grade parents plans the year-end celebration to say goodbye to our graduating class. Volunteers are needed to assist in the planning and help on graduation day.

Field Day (June) – Enthusiastic volunteers are needed for a day filled with games and laughter. Volunteers run relay and contest stations on the field and in the gymnasium.

Field Trips – Chaperone for classroom field trips throughout the school year.

Green Team – Identify and implement activities to help Terra Linda be more sustainable.

Grant Writing – This volunteer committee helps Terra Linda to identify, develop, and respond to public and private grant opportunities.

Library/Media Center – Assist with checking out books to students and re-shelving books.

Party Help – Work with the party parent to plan and assist at the classroom parties.

Party Parent – Help coordinate three fun-filled parties for your child’s classroom: Fall, Winter, and end-of-year.

Passport Club – This is a 1st-5th grade enrichment program that teaches geography. Volunteer to help on passport check days quizzing students on their knowledge of country locations and helping to stamp passports. Passport check day is usually the last Wednesday of each month. Training is provided – see here for more details.

Picture/Vision Day – This day takes plenty of helpers to get the children through both events in a single day. Shifts run for 1 hour to as many that are convenient for your schedule. Training is provided.

Plant Sale – Help promote the plant sale, process orders, and assist with order pick-up.

School Pictures (September) – Volunteers are needed to attend to the appearance needs of the students and assist the photographer on picture day.

Science Fair  (March)– Help us foster curiosity and discovery in science at this year’s Science Fair. Volunteer opportunities are diverse—as little as ½ hour setting up tables, an hour or two helping at an inquiry station, presenting an experiment in classrooms, or brainstorming ideas. Most important is to show that science is interesting and fun!

Staff Appreciation – Provide assistance or a dish during a luncheon/breakfast to express your appreciation for our school staff! This is a great opportunity for those that can’t help in the classroom.

Vision/Hearing Screening (Fall) Volunteers assist by picking up and returning students to class for testing.

Work Party – Help prepare classroom materials for teachers. Tasks include copying, cutting, gluing, laminating, and binding.

Questions

If you are interested in one or more of the above activities and would like to find out more, please complete the following form:

Feel free to email the Volunteer Coordinator at Terra Linda if you have questions: volunteers@terralindaptc.org

We hope to see you at the school soon!