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 volunteer@viersmillpta.org or Katie Flores at president@viersmillpta.org.

Current Opportunities (updated 4/21/2022)

International Night - April 29th, 6:30-8:30

Participants should return the filled out form to their teacher or contact Volunteer@viersmillpta.org

Volunteers for Set-up/Clean-up of International Night, including Students seeking SSL hours can sign up here:

https://montgomerycountymd.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=685562


Spring Fair Co-Coordinator

Event Details: Saturday May 21, School Carnival

Role Details: Make event flyer and organize student made posters, check on status of old tents and equipment, inventory games and plan layout, help solicit donors for event and raffle, get staff volunteers for dunk tank or similar and set schedule, get prizes and lollipops for the lollipop tree, other activities that you come up with, be on sight during event to delegate and coordinate other volunteers.

Work with Board coordinators on major reservations, ordering pizza, getting food truck, support from Global

Delegate and Coordinate other roles

Other Spring Fair Roles -

  • Ticket Sales - usually during lunch leading up to the event and at the event itself, but may change

  • Student Volunteers (Volunteer Coordinator, Laurel Kennedy will be lead)

  • Check-in/Health Screening

  • Board Coordinator (Board will reserve tables, rooms and work with building services)

  • Prize Table

  • Hot Dogs:

  • Raffle Directors:


Spring Fair Volunteers (including SSL)

https://montgomerycountymd.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=685567


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

Join the PTA Board

We are currently looking for candidates for the 2022-2023 School Year PTA Board election, please email volunteer@viersmillpta.org with nominations.


Duties of the PTA Board Officers


President

  • Preside at all the PTA, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee meetings.

  • Coordinate the work of the officers and committees.

  • Member of ex officio of all committees except nominating committee.

  • Review bank statements monthly and initial.

  • Represent the PTA at all council meetings (may send alternate).


1st Vice President

  • Act as an aide to the President.

  • Perform duties of the President in the absence or inability of that officer to serve.

  • Duties include the administration and supervision of the events and volunteer committees and maintenance of PTA guideline documents.

  • Perform other duties as needed.


2nd Vice President

  • Act as an aide to the President.

  • Perform duties of the President in the absence or inability of that officer to serve.

  • Duties include the administration and supervision of the communications and community committees.

  • Perform other duties as needed.


Secretary

  • Record the minutes of all PTA, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee meetings.

  • File all records.

  • Keep a current copy of the bylaws.

  • Maintain the current PTA membership.

  • Perform other duties as needed.


Treasurer

  • Custodian of all funds of the PTA.

  • Keep a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures, including reconciliation of the monthly bank statement.

  • Make disbursements as authorized by the President or Board of Directors.

  • Present written financial statement at every meeting of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and the general PTA membership.

  • Make a full report before the newly elected officers officially assume their duties.

  • Responsible for preparing and filing all necessary tax forms and submitting a copy to the Maryland PTA office.

  • Responsible for the maintenance of account books and records.

  • Perform other duties as needed.

Please send nominations to: volunteer@viersmillpta.org


5th Grade Celebration Volunteers (Usually Current 4th Grade Parents)

Every year, your dedicated VMES PTA holds a graduation party in the Media Center Courtyard for the fifth graders and their families. It has been tradition that the fourth grade parents help out with set-up, cake cutting, and serving after the clap out.

Volunteer Information

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/g/viers-mill-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. Check out our list of areas we can use your help with, PTA Volunteers Needed.

  • 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.

  • 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 painless 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! In the 2016-2017 school year, the Viers Mill PTA earned $815 just by collecting Box Tops.