Volunteer

A Message from the PTA: We are Recruiting for 2024-2025! There is a place for you at OV - how do you want to help?

THE LIST BELOW IS OUR MOST WANTED POSITIONS AS OF SPRING 2024!


Board of Director positions needed: These positions are approved by the Executive Committee. Directors are expected to attend and participate in most monthly Board meetings, periodic General Membership Meetings and represent the PTA Board by being involved, and attending PTA activities. All these positions can be shared by Co-Directors, so bring a friend with you!

Activities Co-Director: Ideally, the Activities Directors would only oversee committees who handle various activities and work with committees to ensure that committees have enough volunteers and help advertise. In reality, the Chairs also organize some of the events if there are no committees. This includes Mariners/Sounders games (experienced volunteer signed on), Kraken Ice Skating (volunteer needed), Movie Nights (experienced committee signed on), Multi-cultural Night (committee needed), Fall Festival (experienced committee signed on).

Fundraising Co-Director: Ideally, the Fundraising Directors would only oversee committees who handle various activities and work with committees to ensure they have enough volunteers and help advertise. In reality, the Chairs also organize some of the events if there are no committees. This includes Sponsorships (volunteer needed), Direct Ask (volunteer needed), Move-a-thon (experienced volunteer in charge), Auction (experienced committee handles the event) and Plant Sale (experienced committee signed on).

 

Other important project-based leadership positions also need to be filled for next year. These positions are not required to attend month Board meetings. These leaders can, and should, gather additional volunteers to help - these should not be single-person jobs.

Sponsorships: Contact past, current and potential community businesses, primarily via email, follow up on donations and collect logos as needed. Print sponsorship banner, ensure logos are on website, and t-shirts, etc.

Flying Forward Direct Ask Campaign: This is our Direct Ask Campaign. Working on your own time, mostly at home, at the beginning of the year. Involves printing, copying and distributing the "Direct Ask" letter and envelopes via Kidmail to all families, and picking up the envelopes as they come back to school, and counting funds. All Direct Ask work begins after school starts and is over before winter break. 

Staff Appreciation Lead: This person would take the lead on Back to School Staff Breakfast before school starts. This is mostly management of a signupgenius and amazon wishlists.

There are many, many more leadership roles at OV and with the PTA, various committees to join, event-based and one-time volunteer opportunities of whatever type inspire you. Reach out if you have ideas of how you'd like to help or watch for additional pleas for help as we move into the new year. Please find a place to help make OV the amazing place we love so much!



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!

 

Follow this link to submit your nomination for 2023-2024. The awards will be presented at the Volunteer Recognition Assembly on June 6th at 8:00am.


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: Andrea Chaddock and Arcelia Escobedo, - 2023; 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: Nancy Dautovich and Laura Kunen - 2023; 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: Sandra Kragh - 2023; Sue Adriance and Leslie Wittmen - 2020; Ingrid Cloud - 2019.]