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

Student & Teacher Advocacy Committee (STAC)
The Mitchell PTA created the Student & Teacher Advocacy Committee in response to the lack of state funding for our public schools.  Our goal has been to gain a strong understanding of the issues and share that information with you, our Mitchell families. By joining this committee, you make no commitments other than to share information affecting our public school funding and policies and brainstorm ways we can better support our schools.  Join the fight for our children and teachers!

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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 mentoring program. As a mentor, you will be paired with one or more Bobcats who would benefit from mentoring (reading with, chatting with, and other mentor types of things). You will come to school once a week at a set time (typically half an hour per week during the students lunch) 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.  Community Outreach also provides support for our sister school, Dunbar Elementary.
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

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 late October.
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.
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 assistance primarily the day before, day of and day after the Fun Run.  If you’d like to volunteer as the Bobcat mascot, please contact the Fun Run Chairs! The Fun Run event lasts for 2 weeks usually in September.

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.

Ready to Volunteer?

Fill out a volunteer form online and get started on a great way to spend time on campus and give back to Mitchell!