Terra Linda Volunteer Activity Descriptions
Art Blast – The annual Art Blast will proudly display the art techniques and styles students learn through the year in the Art Literacy program. Personal art projects will be judged by a small panel of peers, so that your child may gain recognition for his/her achievements. Sign up today and be a part of your child's creative development!
Art Literacy – Each classroom needs 2-3 volunteers to present a pre-designed educational program to the class. Five times per year students learn general biographical information about a featured artist, learn about his/her work, and experience a hands-on art project. All materials are supplied and both lesson plans and Powerpoint presentations for each project/artist are provided. You do not need to be an artist of have any art history background to be an Art Lit presenter! You'll receive all the training you need at fun, interactive meetings (mornings and evenings during the school year, about 1.5 hours every 6 weeks). Total time commitment for the year is approximately 15 hours.
Bike and Walk to School Day – Help coordinate this fun filled morning for our students.
Bingo Night – Help setting up the event including tables, decorations and concessions. Also help needed for clearing up after the event.
Book Fair – Work a shift, typically 1-2 hours in length, in the library ringing up sales for books and other items sold at the book fair. Also help with setting up and pulling down the fair. The proceeds go towards our school and also to Terra Linda's library for new books. There are 2 book fairs a year, one in the fall and one in the spring.
Carnival – Sell tickets, serve food, or run a game. This fantastic event requires a lot of volunteer support, but the time commitment is small – only about an hour.
Classroom Representative – The classroom representative is responsible for working with the teacher to determine current and future volunteer needs and scheduling classroom volunteers.
Classroom volunteer – Teachers may have you read to or tutor an individual student, grade papers, photocopy materials, or work with a group of students. You may offer to help weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or as fits into your schedule. The classroom representative will contact your to arrange a schedule that works for you and your teacher.
Clothes Closet – Help staff Terra Linda's day at the Beaverton Clothes Closet. Shifts as short as 1 hour. Also, at Terra Linda, maintain the lost and found and launder and deliver clothes to the clothes closet.
Fall Dance – Various volunteer opportunities are available, including set up and clean up after the dance. Time commitment is 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Field Day – End of year volunteer opportunity to help the kids navigate through this fun day.
Field Trips – Chaperone for classroom field trips throughout the school year.
Green Team- This group focuses on making the school community more sustainable through various activities and means.
Jogathon- This is our main fundraiser and there will be many opportunities available to help support this great event.
Library/Media Center – Assist with checking out books to students and re-shelving books.
Math Lab – This is a great opportunity to work directly with a small group of 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students (up to 3) to help with math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions etc). Commitment is for 2 hours and can be weekly, monthly or to fit your schedule.
Party Helper – Work with the party parent and assist at the classroom parties.
Party Parent – Coordinate three fun-filled parties for your child's classroom: Fall, Winter, and End of Year!
Passport Club – This is a 1st-5th grade enrichment program that teaches geography. Volunteer to help on passport check days quizzing students on their knowledge of country locations and helping to stamp passports. Training is provided.
Picture Day – Help needed to collect students from class and also helping the photographers with picture day.
Plant Sale – Help promote the plant sale, process orders, and assist with order pick up.
Read Naturally – This is a great opportunity to help small groups of children (3rd and 4th grades) reach grade level goals in reading. Commitment is 1 hour per week with a specific small group of students. Training is provided.
Science Fair – Help us foster curiosity and discovery in science at this year's Science Fair. Volunteer opportunities are diverse – as little as ½ hour setting up tables, an hour or two helping at an inquiry station, presenting an experiment in the classrooms, or brainstorming ideas. Most important is to show that science is interesting and fun!
Staff Appreciation – Provide assistance or a dish during a luncheon/breakfast to express your appreciation for our school staff! This is a great opportunity for those that can't help in the classroom.
Vision Screening Day – Help with vision screening. You can choose a one hour, two hour or as many hours that are convenient for your schedule. Training is provided.
Work Party – Help prepare classroom materials for teachers. Tasks include copying, cutting, gluing, laminating, and binding.
Don't forget that the school district requires that all volunteers complete a background check. The form can be found online at: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/volunteer/.