IKES Wants You!

Please consider volunteering with IKES PTA today! We are active in the school in lots of different ways with one guiding focus: Every Child. One Voice. Help make your child’s educational experience the very best it can be. There are so many ways you can help. Check out our committee list. There is something for everyone and every level of time commitment, whether you like to work directly with the students, behind the scenes or from home, if organization, technology, or artistic creativity is your specialty, or if you just want to help in general. If you are interested in more information or would like to join one of our committees, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Jeanette Smith at [email protected]. Thank you for your time!

Meets several times a year in morning before school starts.  Volunteers help with setup and cleanup of room, assemble goodie bags ahead of event, help gather supplies before event, etc.

Help with setup and cleanup for teacher and staff appreciation events when needed, gathering and assembling supplies, preparation of decorations or goodie bags, etc.

Help with setup and cleanup of Back to School Bash ~ Movie Night event in August, organize materials and stations ahead of the event, help sell concessions, help clean up.

Help with prep of materials and supplies prior to Bingo night in March, help sell tickets at door, help with setup and cleanup on night of event, etc.

Help with book fairs in Fall (September) and Spring (March).  Help run registers, help with setup and cleanup of fair, help prep decorations, etc.

Help with planning Breakfast with Buddies event in May or with setup in mornings or afternoons before event dates.

Help with Candygrams fundraiser for Valentine’s Day.  Help with flyer design, copying, and distribution, sorting and filling of orders, selling candygrams on Valentine’s Day, etc.

Help count box tops throughout the school year – can be done from home!

Help with preparation of materials and supplies prior to the event in March and help with setup and cleanup on the day of the event.

Call Out for Creativity! Help with creating materials both digitally and/or through craft projects with various budget-friendly or on-hand items that promote PTA events or themes/initiatives (such as #kindnesscounts). Help brainstorm themes for events, craft decorations that go along with themes (on a very tight budget), and be generally great at working with what resources PTA has creatively. Help when needed to create bulletin boards, posters, flyers, and other creative projects and presentations to engage our community and communicate with families.

Help brainstorm initiatives to engage, include and support families in our school community for whom English may not be their first language. Collaborate with teachers and administration to help identify needs within the school community. Help with written and/or verbal translation as needed to communicate messages for PTA to our school community.


Help with planning Fall Festival (to be held in October). May help with recruiting volunteers for game signups, planning events, recruiting sponsors, help with setup, help with creating new games, help with gathering donations for raffle baskets, help with designing, copying or collating flyers for event or other planning activities as needed.

Help sell concessions at IKES Field Days in May.  Help with setup/clean up during events when needed.

Help with preparation of materials, supplies, and decorations prior to event in September.  Help with setup and cleanup on day of event.

Help with hearing & vision screenings when held throughout the year.  Note: volunteers receive quick training on the day of testing and all testing is done during school hours.

Help with organizing, setting up and cleaning up prior to and/or following the IKES Holiday Shop in December.  Help with selling merchandise at Holiday Shop.

Help with setup prior to and clean up following hospitality events throughout the year as the need arises. May help with gathering and organizing supplies and decorations prior to event.

Volunteer to read with students throughout the year as the need arises.

Volunteer throughout the year in the media center to help with shelving books, help students locate and check out materials, and other assorted tasks as needed.

Help with stuffing envelopes, data entry, creating promotional materials to help explain the benefits of PTA membership.

Help with gathering and organization of materials and supplies prior to the event in November.

Help with planning and rolling out ongoing outreach initiatives and/or community service projects and #IKESkindnesscounts projects and programs that benefit both our students at our school and our community beyond the school walls. 

Create promotional materials to generate interest in the event, help count coins in mornings during the event in March, help track standings during the event.

Help with gathering and organizing materials and supplies prior to the event in October.  Help with setup and cleanup as needed during the week of the event.

Help with gathering and organizing promotional materials prior to the event in September/October.  Help with setup and cleanup as needed during the event.

Provide fresh ideas and brainstorm together about how to better engage families through various social media platforms in an increasingly digital and tech savvy world. Help with setup of social media accounts on various platforms and/or setup and roll out of social media tool (like Hoot Suite, Buffer or other such software) that can post across multiple platforms. Help craft and schedule posts to engage families about ongoing PTA initiatives as well as announce upcoming fun activities and events in the community. Collaborate with PTA Board to ensure delivery of messages is also available via digital and print messaging to ensure a wider audience is aware of messaging.

Post notices on social media (ie IKES Facebook page) to announce IKES Spirit Nights at local participating businesses throughout the year, help create flyers or other materials (stickers, etc.) to promote spirit night events.

Help with selling spirit wear merchandise during PTA events.  Help with inventory and setup and cleanup when needed.

Help with gathering and organizing promotional materials prior to the auditions in October and show in November.  Help with checking in and out students during rehearsals and show, setup/cleanup during the event, setting up and/or running light and/or sound during rehearsals and show, setting up concessions prior to the event, cleaning up after the event, helping to guide backstage crew, etc.

Help with gathering and organizing promotional materials and information on honored guests prior to the event in November, help greet guests on the day of the event, help with setup and cleanup prior to and following the event, etc.

Help update Indian Knoll ES PTA website as needed with events, files, and edits.