Learn About PTA Volunteer Opportunities

We are an all-volunteer organization and it is amazing what we have been able to do throughout the years. Our PTA runs a variety of programs – advocacy programs, student enrichment, family events, teacher appreciation and community outreach, just to name a few. We welcome EVERYONE to volunteer. We will work with your schedule! Every little thing you can do helps us in big ways! Please read through our program descriptions and consider volunteering!

Advocacy/Support

Reading Is Fundamental

This committee position helps to coordinate and oversee book inventory and three school-wide book distributions through the school year. You will also help coordinate contribution of books and oversee a “RIF on the Road” distribution. Flexible year-round placement.

Bobcat Buddies (Tutoring)

Volunteer for the Principal’s tutoring program. As a tutor, you will be paired with one or more Bobcats who would benefit from tutoring. You will come to school once a week at a set time (typically half an hour per week) to spend with your Bobcat. This is a very rewarding program for you and your little Bobcat. Training included. Flexible year-round placement.

Wellness Committee

Feel strongly about fitness? Coordinate with school personnel to promote healthy lifestyle choices. This committee hosts Mileage Club, Walk-to-School days and assists with other wellness activities.

Literacy Week

Committee members assist with week-long literacy events at Barnes and Noble by coordinating volunteer schedules, encouraging student participation, advertising, and set-up and distribution of supplies for each activity. Literacy Week is scheduled in December every year, just in time for holiday shopping.

Family Outreach

On this committee, you will help the chair person who is responsible for soliciting donations throughout the year to support Mitchell families in need. This committee also works with the Guidance Counselor to determine a group in the Tampa community who will benefit from Mitchell Bobcat efforts and donations. You will also support Bobcat activities such as Halloween costume collections and Holiday collections. This very rewarding committee works throughout the year in support of our Mitchell and Tampa communities in need.

PTA Support

A lot happens behind the scenes to make this PTA a success. This group of committees supports various efforts through the year such as the annual directory, the spirit store, website administration and PTA membership.

Events

PTA Golf Classic

Love golf? Love a golfer? Assist this chair person promote and organize the PTA Golf Classic scheduled in the spring. This event requires sponsors and donations, day-of-event volunteers, prize distribution and event planning worthy of a first-class golf tournament.

Fall Festival

Here you will assist with promoting the Fall Fest through advertising and ticket pre-sales. On the day of the Fest, this committee organizes booth set up, staffing and break down after the event. The Fall Fest is usually in November.

Men’s & Women’s Bobcat Breakfasts

On this committee, you will help the event chair person who is responsible for organizing food, beverages and a guest speaker for the event. You will assist with promoting the event and for soliciting donations as needed. The Men’s Breakfast is in November each year; the Women’s Breakfast is in May.

Prospective Student Day

Committee members enjoy working with Mrs. Kathy Hill to coordinate the Open House in January when prospective Bobcats tour Mitchell. This team works with Hospitality to arrange coffee and refreshments; works with Mrs. Anderson on the schedule, agenda and handouts; and coordinates tour guides, tour routes and information on the morning of the event.

5th Grade Events

This committee has the year-round privilege of managing fundraising activities for 5th grade graduation events and end-of-year programs including the picnic, awards ceremony and memory book production.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation

Express some teacher love all year! This team assists the chair person coordinate, set up and deliver Teacher Appreciation activities through the year and at the end of the year, usually in May.

Movie Night

This committee will help organize and produce the very popular Movie Night. This is a free event for Mitchell families. This committee will help organize food, volunteers and event production including set-up and clean-up.

Meet the Teacher

This committee member will help the chair person organize the Meet the Teacher event before the first day of school. Duties include organizing all of the groups/clubs who will display at the event and volunteering to staff the event.

Student Enrichment

Art Night

If you would like to “support the arts” at Mitchell, join this team to help coordinate details for Art Night, usually scheduled in April or May. Team members will set up art gallery displays, manage activities and solicit volunteers.

Talent Show

This committee assists in promotion of the fall and spring Talent Shows. You will enjoy auditioning and scheduling the night’s acts. You also get to recruit volunteers for the emcee and for backstage assistance. The night is yours!

Media Center/Book Fairs

The Media Center needs volunteers all year long for library duties and during the 2 Book Fairs. This committee will oversee year-round volunteers, manage Gift Book program, and assist our Media Center Specialist, Mrs. Schmidt.

After School Enrichment

The ASE programs are growing! This committee will help the chair person organize and facilitate the after-school enrichment programs being offered throughout the school year.

Heritage Night

In the spring, teachers, together with the PTA, turn the Cafeteria into an exhibit hall with lively tastings of food and treats representing the multiple cultures at Mitchell. This committee will help organize and produce displays, presenters, set-up, and clean up for this one-of-a-kind event.

Fundraising

Fun Run

This committee needs beginning of the school-year assistance in overseeing all aspects of the annual PTA fundraiser on campus. These duties include setting up and breaking down the day of the Fun Run event, collecting and counting monies from the fundraiser and prize distribution. The Fun Run event lasts for 2 weeks in the first month of the school year.

Box Tops for Education

Are you a Box Tops clipper? Then be a Box Tops counter! This team helps the chair person to promote the General Mills Box Tops for Education program. Committee members will count Box Tops and help deliver prizes to classes throughout the year. There are 2-4 Box Tops collection events through the year.

Sponsorship Committee

This committee member will assist in recruitment for business and family sponsors for fundraisers and PTA-funded events.

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