How do I become a volunteer?

Bring your Oregon driver’s lisence, birth certificate or other form of official I.D. to Rigler School office.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Work Directly with Students: These positions are a good match for those who have a fairly steady schedule and can commit to volunteering for an hour 1-3 times per week. These volunteers directly improve student growth and can form lasting mentoring connections.

  • Classroom Helpers: Every superhero needs some back-up support – especially teachers. Once paired with a teacher, volunteers come in once/week to help work with students, cut out shapes for craft projects, accompany classes to specials (art, gym, etc), etc. This is a fairly flexible schedule and can be a great way to practice Spanish.
  • SMART Volunteers read with the same two K-1st graders at 1pm each Friday October-May. There is a separate application process through www.getsmartoregon.org. Volunteers work directly with Rigler’s SMART site coordinator.
  • Art Room Volunteers help a table of children focus on their projects so they can produce masterpieces. There’s also plenty of set-up and clean-up to do with each class.

Flexible Schedule Behind-the-Scene Support

  • Library Volunteers start with shelving books and take on other tasks as available.  Find out the best times to come in by contacting Diana McKay dmckay(at)pps.net
  • School Office Volunteers fill printing orders for teachers, organize materials.
  • School Garden & Natural Area Volunteers come in anytime to weed, water, plant, and maintain outdoor educational areas. Harvest veggies for the school cafeteria or food pantry.
  • Litter Patrol Volunteers are always welcome. Especially Sunday/Monday to make sure the grounds are safe for students returning. No need to check in with anyone outside of school hours.
  • Additional ideas for volunteer participation are always welcome.

Weekly before & after-school support working directly with students

  • Safety Patrol: Morning drop-off time coincides with rush hour and there are two crossings that need extra attention. Typically children manage one of these crossing on their own, but it would be better to have an extra adult present from 7:45-8:00. Flexible schedule: any help welcome. Contact community agent, Fernando Madrid fmadrid(at)pps.net.
  • The SUN Community School Extended Day Program welcomes volunteers to help students with reading, math, and enrichment activities 1-2x/week anytime from 2:15-5pm Monday-Thursday. SUN sessions are shorter than PPS terms, so it’s a smaller commitment than being a daytime classroom volunteer. This is a great match for high school and college-age volunteers who are comfortable with after-school energy.

Flexible Schedule working with Students

  • Recess Support Volunteers can coach soccer, teach young children games, or just make sure everyone is safe. Anytime 11:30-12:45 Monday-Friday
  • Lunchtime Volunteers help children focus on eating and clean-up between lunch periods. Anytime 11-12:30 Monday-Friday
  • Watch D.O.G.S. spend an entire day at school, raising morale, keeping kids positive as they walk through the hall, greeting kids as they arrive & depart. Once/month or once/year. Contact Fernando Madrid, fmadrid(at)pps.net

Special Skills Support
If you love planning events, raising money or grant-writing, web design, please come to our next PTA meeting or by emailing [email protected]