A Message from the PTA: We are Always Recruiting! There is a place for you at OV - how do you want to help?

Here's a list of some PTA Board Positions and Volunteer Opportunities. ...check back for updates!


Board Positions Needed to Fill for Next Year!

Communications Director(s) - This position’s general role is to ensure that all events and important PTA information reaches the community, including assisting committee leaders with communication strategies at OV. Maintains the OVPTA website news. Posts on social media (currently FB and Instagram). Creates and sends a monthly newsletter.  *This position can be split to fit the interests of the volunteers.

Staff Appreciation Lead: this is not a Board position, but a leadership role that we desperately  need filled. ideally we could find a person who could take the lead on all staff appreciation opportunities during the year. In normal years, the staff appreciation activities are: Back-to-School Staff Breakfast before school starts and Staff Appreciation week, including organizing and advertising signup genius for meals made by volunteers.

    The following Board positions only have 1 person signed up next year. Adding an additional person to any of these roles would be amazing:

    Co-Activities Director: Ideally, the Activities Chair would only oversee all committees for Activities (including Mariners and Sounders games, Kraken Ice Skating, Movie Nights, Familypalooza, Multi-cultural Night, Fall Festival) and work with committees to ensure that committees have enough volunteers and advertise. In reality, the Chair also organizes some of the events, however lead volunteers/committees are already in place for most of these tasks for 23-24.

    Co-Fundraising Director: Ideally, the Fundraising Chair would oversee all committees of OV fundraising tasks (traditionally including Sponsorships, Direct Ask, Move-a-thon, Auction and Plant Sale) and work with committees to ensure that fundraisers occur and report to the Board about fundraising activities. In reality, Fundraising Chairs also run some of these events, however lead volunteers/committees are already in place for most of these tasks for 23-24.


    The following volunteer positions/committees are in need of additional help next year... 


    Eagle Packs: Coordinate with OV (usually OV Counselor) to determine amount of food needed. Communicate with University District Food Bank. Pick up food and organize for distribution. Recruit volunteers as needed.

    Yearbook: Take photos and work with Dorian to create a yearbook.

    Plant Sale Committee: Purchase plants, advertise, and organize plant sale. Recruit volunteers and be at plant sale to manage volunteers.

    Auction Committee: Organize either an online or in person auction.  Procure items, set prices, organize event, distribute items.

    Move-a-thon:  Run t-shirt contest and get shirts printed, organize volunteers, procure snacks, determine schedule for the day.

    Interested in Volunteering for PTA sponsored events? Please email: info@ovpta.org.


    Interested in Volunteering for Seattle Public Schools (in the classroom, field trips, etc.)?

    For NEW volunteers please go to this link: New Volunteer Application

    For RETURNING volunteers please go to this link: Returning Volunteer Application

    If you have any questions about volunteering, please email: Sabrina O’Brien at snobrien@seattleschools.org

    Olympic View Volunteer Awards

    We can't do anything without your help and WE THANK YOU!  Each year the PTA is honored to recognize those outstanding volunteers who consistently go above and beyond on behalf of Olympic View and our students!

    The Golden Acorn Award: An award presented to a volunteer in recognition of their dedication and outstanding service to the youth in the Olympic View community. This person will likely have donated their time to multiple classrooms and have helped many OV staff and students. It is to recognize volunteer service “above and beyond” a particular job description. [Recent winners: Kim Davis, Liz Knaster and Tiffany McNees - 2022; Jill Hughson and Laura Palmer Kunen - 2020; Trisha Matthieu - 2019; Kristina Bernhardt and Rebecca Letwin - 2018; and Jeanette Ferguson - 2017.]
    The "LOVE" Award: The "Lifetime Olympic View Elementary" award recognizes individuals who have given countless hours of time to Olympic View, whether it be in classrooms, the office, the building, the neighborhood, etc. This would be someone who has gone beyond the normal scope of their job to enhance the entire community at Olympic View. This could be a teacher, staff member, volunteer, student, etc. [Recent winners: Pam Heindl and Lisa Boveng - 2022; Sabrina O'Brien-Albin - 2020; Rachel Roosma and Deborah Wickliff - 2019; Jeff Aylsworth and Kathleen Zagers - 2018; and Margaret Johansen - 2017.]

    The Ada Snyder Award: An award given to a senior citizen to recognize their service to the Olympic View community. [Recent winners: Sue Adriance and Leslie Wittmen - 2020; Ingrid Cloud - 2019.]