Question #2- How do you encourage parents and families to volunteer in the classroom?

How do you get parents to volunteer in the classroom or the school?  What are some volunteer opportunities that were successful in the past or that you want to try in the future?

Joyce Epstein’s Six Types of Parental Involvement:

**TYPE 3–VOLUNTEERING: Improve recruitment, training, work, and schedules to involve families as volunteers and audiences at the school or in other locations to support students and school programs.

Comments from SPLASH Participants:

– give incentives for parent volunteers

– volunteers can read, make copies, be greeters

– have volunteer folders and supplies ready for activities

– have some parent meetings during the day or at lunch time and feed them

– request supplies needed

– put volunteer opportunities on your class/school website

 

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3 thoughts on “Question #2- How do you encourage parents and families to volunteer in the classroom?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Volunteering to plan/organize class celebrations
    Go on field trips
    Join us for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and grandparents day reading and sharing activities with our class
    Reward parents for helping/volunteering throughout the year

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  2. Chris Jonas says:

    Chris: PTO general meeting, attending open House, edline and volunteer sheet at beginning of year. Room moms get preferences for field trips.

    Lisa: beg

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