George Peabody PTA Volunteer Form
One of the reasons George Peabody Elementary is such a fantastic school is the high level of community involvement. Volunteering is a fun way to make new friends, learn more about the school, and invest in your child’s future. Everyone in the community has something to offer and we welcome any contribution of time you can offer.

In this document, you’ll find a short summary for each significant volunteer opportunity. In addition to the areas listed below, teachers and room parents will have additional tasks that need support throughout the year.

If you are interested in chairing, co-chairing, or helping with a community event this academic year, please complete the online volunteer form. This is the most efficient way for the PTA to gather your volunteer area of interest and distribute the information quickly to the appropriate committee chair or contact.

If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinators at
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Act as the GPPTA liaison and connection with the Richmond District SFPD, SFFD, elected officials, PG&E, Dept. of Environment, etc. on mutual areas of interest, education and awareness for the GPPTA. Connect with the State PTA/2nd District PTA, and, as needed, connect with SFUSD leaders and program heads on behalf of GPPTA.
After School Enrichment (ASE)
Research instructors/vendors, assist during sign-ups, manage payments, buy snacks and assure smooth daily operations for after school class offerings.
Annual Fund Campaign
The Annual Fund Campaign raises money to provide a well-rounded and rigorous curriculum to support all learners. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: marketing and promotions, communications, phone-a-thon, and print materials and stuff letters in Wednesday envelopes.
Art Marathon, Saturday
The Art Marathon is a day of art-filled activities (Rangoli, paint t-shirts and bags, mosaics, self- portraits, iPad drawing, card making, etc). Volunteers are needed to set up, buy food/snacks, support art activity leads, clean up.
The auction is the second largest fundraiser of the school year (the annual fund is the other). It’s a fun night for parents/guardians to gather, eat good food, dance, let loose and bid on great items (e.g., restaurant gift certificates, vacations, summer camps, etc). Because of the scale of the event, many volunteers are needed, so if you’re interested in communications, acquisitions, catering, décor, technology, set up or clean up the day of, let us know. We need help in big and little ways.
Book Club for Parents/Guardians – Kristine Keane
The book club reads two books (related to parenting) during the school year and gathers to discuss key themes, reactions, etc. Help select the books, pick the dates to meet, advertise the discussion dates, buy coffee and snacks and clean up afterwards.
Community Service Week - Community Service Committee (new group!)- This committee will work to expand the role of community service in our school. We'll organize off-site service opportunities for families as well as work with teachers on potential classroom service projects. In addition, this committee will help run our annual service weekend, which includes coordinating volunteers for off-campus activities such as a food bank workday and a beach clean up as well as assisting in efforts to spruce up the school. The goal of this group is to expand the scope of how GP gives back to the greater San Francisco community.
Help keep our school beautiful! Once a year we meet on a Saturday to clean classrooms, complete projects in the yard, plant/tidy up the garden. Volunteers can spearhead a projecct in different areas: garden, mosaic, classroom crew, paint crew, build crew, or simply be one of the many sets of helping hands on a particular crew.
End of Year BBQ
The last PTA meeting of the school year is kicked off with a BBQ for the student body, parents and faculty. Volunteer opportunities include, shoppers/purchasers, grill masters, afternoon set up, evening clean up.
Enrollment Fair
Do you love to talk about our school? Articulate and expressive communicators are needed at various enrollment fairs. Chat with interested new parents and share your great experiences with others.
Faculty Treats
Once a month volunteers coordinate something special for the faculty. Lunch, cookies and milk, fruit parfaits, non-food surprises, or any other way you think appropriately celebrates the phenomenal group that keeps Peabody running. Sign up to bring something in once or twice during the school year as a way to thank the faculty and staff for all that they do for our kids.
Faculty Appreciation Week, Chair: NEEDED
It’s a weeklong celebration of the faculty which includes meals, cards, sometimes games and always copious amounts of love. Creative party people and lovers of ETSY are needed here!
Family Field Day
This is a fun day for the whole family. Complete in a three-legged race, the egg-toss and tug-o-war, play soccer and badminton, relax and catch up with old friends and make new ones. Volunteers are needed to assign many activities, set up the day of, serve lunch and snacks, cleanup when the event is over.
Garden - Eloise Libre
Work with Eco Literacy Specialist, assist in the maintenance of garden grounds and plans, and coordinate community involvement with garden projects.
Holiday Songfest
Volunteers needed to organize refreshments for attendees (may include baking cookies, buying milk or other refreshments), arrive before the event for set up, stay after the venue is cleared to clean up.
Help organize and shelve books in the library
Lost & Found Coordinator
Organize items, send reminders and donate unclaimed items as necessary.
Maintain the parent roster for drop off. At least one parent is needed each morning to assist children during drop-off from 8:15-8:40AM. Click here to sign up:
Movie Night
Help with Movie Night publicity, set up for the movie, distribute snacks the night of and clean up afterwards.
Pancake Breakfast for Sports Program
Fundraiser to benefit the Junior Coaches program. Never organized breakfast for 100? Don’t worry because there is a detailed project plan to follow!
Take photos at school and at Peabody events for the school yearbook. Not a photographer? We also need volunteers to collect, categorize, sort and archive all photos submitted and taken at George Peabody events or on campus.
PTA Meeting Dinner Coordinator(s)
Confirm approximate head count, order dinner, help set it out, submit reimbusement! Help greatly needed.
Room Parent Coordinator
Support your child’s teacher by coordinating all of the room parents. Organize room volunteers, communicate information and/or needs of the room with the PTA and Peabody community.
Safe Routes to School
Create Walking School Buses, Park & Walk routes, Bicycle Routes.
Safety Committee
Assess ways to improve safety at the school. Make recommendations on implementation. Examples include a securing the gates and improving lighting.
Science Sacks
Collect and sort science sacks and replenish any missing items. 1 or 2 volunteers needed per classroom in grades K-2.
Skate Day
Peabody kids and their families spend an afternoon roller skating. Let us know if you’re interested in/available to help coordinate the event, keep a count of attendees, advertise, etc.
Spirt Wear
Rally spirit wear sales (t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.) at the school and manage inventory.
The technology committee volunteers are needed to develop future initiatives where technology can be used to improve the overall Peabody experience. Time Commitment – flexible.
Wednesday Envelope Stuffing
Help stuff the envelopes Wednesday mornings 8:45-11AM. This is a great activity for an aunt, grandparent, or someone who would prefer to work quietly in the background. Many volunteers are needed throughout the year.
Yard Supervision
Once a week (or more!) - help during recess and/or lunch.
Other Talents and Skills
There are a number of ‘one off’ or short term projects that need special talents and skills. If you have skills/experience in any of the following – and have time to offer services
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