Volunteering - Whether you can offer a little or a lot of your time, talent or treasure, we welcome your help! If you have questions regarding volunteering, please contact Laurel Kennedy at email@example.com or Anna Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the school directly for other volunteer opportunities.
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NAACP Parents' Council Representative (NAACP Education Committee- Parents' Council | "Embracing Change Through Partnerships" (naacppc-md.org)
As an NAACP Parents’ Council representative you are expected to:
attend monthly meetings or send someone else so your school is represented.
share important information from the Parents’ Council with your school community through email lists, phone calls, etc.
plan/support outreach events/activities at your school
be a member of the NAACP
maintain ongoing communication with your school’s PTA leadership
Per MCPS regulations, all volunteers must be trained in recognizing child abuse and neglect prior to volunteering at Viers Mill or chaperoning field trips. Prior to volunteering, you must log on http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/, to complete the training, and bring a printed copy of the certificate you receive to the main office.
The online training is currently available in English and Spanish. It will be available in other languages later in the year.
Click on the orange box that says, Online Training for Volunteers and Contractors: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions document in English and Spanish.
How can I help?
Become a Member: Join online Https://form.jotform.com/212376040827049, download a membership form or pick one up outside the school’s main office. Annual membership is only $10 and gives you voting rights at PTA meetings.
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation: Money donated to the PTA, above your membership dues, is tax-deductible.
Join the Viers Mill PTA list serv: Go to https://groups.google.com/u/2/a/viersmillpta.org/g/pta/
and click “Apply for group membership”. The Viers Mill PTA e-list is a great way to stay informed about PTA activities and opportunities to get involved.
Volunteer at an Event: Make popcorn at movie night, help children write their wish lists at Book Fair, run a game at Spring Fair, translate a flyer into Spanish or use your unique skills to contribute any way you can. Become a fan of our volunteer page to be notified of large events (great for alumni seeking SSL hours!): https://montgomerycountymd.galaxydigital.com/agency/detail/?agency_id=105322
Attend a Meeting: PTA meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month from 7-8pm in the Media Center. Free child care is provided by Global Children's Center. Meetings may be on Zoom following MCPS Guidance. Attending meetings is not mandatory, however, we'd love to have you there.
Become a Board or Committee Member: We need help with Activities & Events, Communications, Fundraising, and Membership. A list of past activities is here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tStiWia-7TAmTB7IwaI_DZ7-hiI5XqrrwNGAsVSnaGw/edit?usp=sharing.
Find us on Facebook: Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/589969601176611/ and request to join the Viers Mill ES PTA Facebook page. This is another way to keep informed about PTA activities and opportunities to get involved.
Earn Money for the PTA by Shopping: Participate in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education or Amazon Smiles. See more about these fundraising programs our Fundraising page.
Get the Box Tops App: The PTA receives 10 cents for for each Box Top. It may not sound like much, but when they add up, it does wonders!