A lot of people have said 2016 has been a hard year. Many communities, and the people in them are searching for ways to be a part of something that will make a positive change to that. Volunteering is a great way to do just that. It allows you to become part of a larger community, meet people you may not meet in your everyday life, and learn skills you may not learn from your everyday workplace.
If you are lacking in Volunteer Hours, 2017 is coming, and there are a lot of opportunities for you right at NSM.
Do you want something you can do from home? Do at the school? Do with the kids or do on your own?
Are you organized? Are you detailed? Are you just not sure what you want to do or what you can do?
In January we will be doing a big push for volunteers, so start thinking about what YOU and your family would like to do for the school.
Multiple family members can do the volunteering needed. Maybe you work, but maybe you have a parent that would love to do something for their grandchild? NSM needs all kinds of volunteers to make our school the coveted treasure that it is. (There is a reason those Kindergarten tours fill up so quickly.)
We require NO EXPERIENCE for volunteering or for the PTA, we just require people who want to be involved in continuing to make the school the great place that it is (and honestly, that should be all of us, our kids spend more waking time at school than at home generally). We have been asked if the cry for volunteers is real, and yes, it is real. There are events that will begin to not happen if we do not get volunteers for them, which would be a great disappointment to the families that enjoy them.
Questions or comments? Let us know.
Just a sampling of things to explore and that will be coming up:
~NSM needs a Logo Wear volunteer (order, keep track of what we have, etc).
~The Middle School program is looking for parents to help with the explorations, classes taught about various subjects, e.g. chess, photography, or programming.
~Kindergarten Tours needs people to promote your love of our program to possible incoming families. (Spanish or English speaking)
~NSM’s PTA Fundraising Chair needs help with some of our fundraisers (Spring See’s Candy, the Auction, etc). They are important to keep our programs and assemblies for the kids going!
~We are also searching for a liaison to the School-District-wide Education Foundation. Every school should be represented in that group and we are currently not.
~The School District’s Wellness Task Force is also in need of a liaison from our school.
And lastly, a side benefit of volunteering at your child’s school? THEY LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!