Dear Talbot Families,
I hope that you will be able to volunteer at Talbot this year. Just 30 minutes of your time can make a difference! In this letter, I have listed the many different opportunities that exist for you to contribute to our school. Read through these descriptions and remember to fill out the online Alachua County Volunteer Application. The Alachua County School Board District requires all volunteers to submit a new application each school year in order to chaperone field trips, volunteer in the classroom and/or help at school events. Volunteering is a great way to help your children, teachers, the PTA, Talbot and the community. Please contact me if you have any questions about volunteering and thank you for your time.
Leilani Odegard, Talbot PTA Volunteer Coordinator
Description of Volunteer Opportunities
Class Helper - Assists in daily classroom activities as assigned by the teacher.
Field Trip Chaperone - Accompanies class, may be responsible for assigned students.
Mentor/Tutor - Assist teachers by working one on one with students.
Health Screening - Assist school nurse in measuring students and recording information.
Jump Rope for Heart - Operate jump rope for younger students/ collect, count donations.
Media Center - Library Helper. Training and assignments by Media Specialist.
Morning Mile - Supervise and record students’ laps around the track.
Great Leaps - Do reading exercises one on one with the assigned student(s).
Book Fairs – Set up book displays, run the cash register, assist students in making wish lists, finding books and prices. Many volunteers support the book fair chairs.
Box Tops – Clip and Count twice a year. Help teachers organize reward parties.
Carnival – Planning team to help with coordination of volunteers, prizes, tickets, concessions and other carnival related jobs as assigned by the carnival chair. General volunteers work ½ hour shifts at grade-level booths and help set up / clean up the day of the carnival.
Fitness & Nutrition Fair (Tiger Trot)- Help contact fitness/nutrition related groups for demos at our annual fair, help set up/clean up for the event, contacting sponsors.
Fall Fundraiser – Help coordinate and organize the fundraiser, including collecting money and order forms, distributing orders, planning reward parties and activities, support chairperson.
International Fair - Represent and provide information about a country, set up/clean up displays, collect tickets and/or money for food items, volunteers support the event chair.
Silent Auction – Contact businesses for products and services for auction baskets.
Teacher Appreciation Week - Provide food and supplies for teachers’ meal, collect and organize materials for gifts, decorate and set up the cafeteria, serve food to teachers and staff. Many volunteers support the event chairs.
Tiger Trot - Coordinate awards. Organize volunteers. Layout and mark the course. Team of volunteers supports the chair.
Yearbook - Collection of materials, aid in taking classroom pictures, layout and production.
Ways to Volunteer
Small Project Helper - I have some daytime availability and enjoy working on fun projects for a couple of hours with no planning or commitment - in and out, that's me!
Leader - I love to plan and get my fingers in the mix! Can you help me find an area that fits my time and talents best?
Something I can do from home – I can't always get up to school-send something home to me and I'll get it done!
The Alachua County School Board District requires all volunteers to submit a new application each school year in order to chaperone field trips, volunteer in the classroom and/or help at school events.
Click the link below for the online Volunteer Application.