PTC Volunteer Opportunities: We Need You!
The Broadmeadow PTC relies entirely on volunteers to raise funds and deliver programs and events that enrich our children's education and build school community. We can only succeed with your time, energy and great ideas! Whether you give an hour, an afternoon, or more--we are grateful for your time. Without parent volunteers we are unable to offer these events!

Please check any of the committees that interest you. A committee chair will contact you with more information about the type of help needed and the time commitment. You can then decide if the opportunity is a good fit for you. With such a wide range of activities, there is a committee that meets every schedule and interest. Questions? Contact Rachel Bright at or visit

Please fill out the following section with your contact information so that our committee chairs know how to reach you.
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General Volunteer List:
Do you want to help but aren't sure how? No need to commit now, just check here to be added to our general list and we will contact you as the need for short-term help arises.
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Grade-Level Family Events:
Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch (Sat. 10/5)
Help co-chairs with preparation for and staffing of this welcome back social and craft event for K families.
Kindergarten Movie Night (Fri evening in early March)
Help with set-up and/or clean up at our movie night for K families.
1st Grade Game Night (Fri. 10/25)
Assist co-chairs with set-up, run a game, and/or clean-up at this 1st grade family night of fun!
1st and 2nd Grade Winter Wonderland Fun Night (Fri. 1/31.)
Help with decorations, set up and/or clean up at this child/special grown-up dance for 1st and 2nd grade families.
3rd and 4th Grade Survivor (Sat 3/28)
Take a shift at the sign-in/sign-out table and help with challenges at this kids-only event.
4th and 5th Grade Spelling Bee (March)
Help plan, promote, and/or staff this popular event where student teams face off in a spelling bee. The bee typically leads up to the town-wide spelling bee hosted by the Needham Education Foundation.
5th Grade Potluck (Thurs. in mid-October)
Assist co-chairs with set-up/clean-up at this fun, evening event for 5th grade families.
School-wide Events:
Pasta Dinner (Thurs 12/5)
Help continue this annual tradition! Assist with preparing and serving a pasta dinner to Broadmeadow families. Set-up and clean-up help also needed.
Ice Skating Party (Sat in January)
Take a shift at the entrance table during this community-building family event!
Bingo Night (Fri. 3/20)
Families flock to Bingo Night. Help with set-up, clean-up and/or event staffing!
Broadmeadow International Festival (Thurs in late January)
Come help with this annual potluck that celebrates the diversity of our community through international food, crafts, and activities. Many ways to help!
Basketball Game vs Mitchell (Fri. night in May)
Assist during this annual, not-to-be-missed basketball game when Broadmeadow parents and teachers take on our rival, Mitchell! Help needed in lots of areas--ticket-taking, concessions, crowd control, etc.
Playground Picnic (Fri. or Sat. in early June)
Our annual end of the year get-together needs help with set-up, staffing of craft and food tables, or clean-up.
Science Fair (March)
Science-minded "judges" needed to help and talk with students about their projects.
Ice Cream Social (Sept 2020)
Help with this popular back-to school event next Sept 2020.
During the School Day:
If you are interested in interacting with your children during the school day, these opportunities might be for you. You can volunteer on a regular schedule or occasionally as your schedule allows.
Book Fair (Dec 2-6)
Help raise funds for the Media Center by staffing the Book Fair. Before, during and after school shifts available. Can sign up for one or more shifts during the week it runs.
2nd Grade Dance Around the World (Feb)
Assist the team that brings an artist-in-residence to 2nd grade who leads a multi-cultural musical and artistic experience for second graders for a six-week period.
5th Grade Class Day Luncheon (4th Grade Parents, June)
Help with end-of-year luncheon for 5th graders.
Let’s Build Workshops--Please indicate grade(s) you are interested in below.
Assist workshop leaders with engineering workshops in your child’s classroom. Each workshop features a familiar science concept with an engineering challenge.
Understanding our Different Abilities
Assist grade-level leaders with running interactive, small group workshops designed to give students a better understanding of living with a particular disability. Flexibility to sign up for as many grade-level workshops as your schedule allows. Same day training provided. Please check grade(s) you are interested in. Dates are provided for information only.
Service Events:
Pare & Share (Sat. 11/2)
Families donate and prepare vegetables for the Needham Food Pantry and Women's Lunch Place at this annual event. Volunteers needed to assist picking up donations from local vendors; help on the day of the event; and purchase and deliver the vegetables.
Holiday Toy Drive (Dec.)
Assist with toy collection and wrapping party.
Book Pals Book Drive (May)
Help set up for book swap, collect books for drive, and box up for transfer to hospitals and shelters in the Greater Boston Area.
Broadmeadow Cares (Grades 3-5)
Help out as an additional adult presence at the Broadmeadow Cares meetings that take place to plan and support the above PTC Outreach programs.
On Your Own Time:
These opportunities are great if you want some flexibility in your schedule.
Technology Committee
Help with the administration of the PTC website and Google Apps. No experience necessary!
Fifth-Grade DVD (5th grade parents)
Help create a video of photos and music that is shown at 5th grade Class Day.
Work with the team that creates the yearbook. Many ways to help---take pictures, layout pages, collect and tally orders. (Photography at events throughout the year; production help in the spring)
Spirit Wear Fundraiser
Help with the annual sale of Broadmeadow clothing. Volunteers may be asked to help publicize the event, collect order forms, and/or distribute merchandise. (Fall)
Outdoor Enrichment
Help weed, plant, and tend the gardens at Broadmeadow, including Seed City, our student learning garden. (Weekend or weekday in fall & spring)
Community Building:
Spring Adult Social and Fundraising Event (Sat. in early spring)
Many opportunities to help in the areas of brainstorming, marketing, ticket sales, entertainment, food/drinks, decorations set-up, and administrative. Level of involvement is consistent with your availability.
Staff Appreciation Breakfasts
Host grades help with food collection and set-up for breakfasts.
Staff Appreciation Luncheon (Wed. 6/3)
Make food or help serve at annual lunch for teachers and staff.
Mentor Family (For school year 2020-21)
Help welcome new families to the Broadmeadow community and become a mentor family next August for the 2020-2021 school year.
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