What Counts?

To help you get started, some ideas for Give Me Five activities are listed below. However, the PTA and staff will need to get together to work out what is best for your school.

Just remember, the main aim is to get every family interested and involved in their child’s education. It is a good idea to have a wide range of options for volunteers to choose from, including some tasks that can be done from home or outside normal working hours.

Ways volunteers can help

  • Attend to PTA meetings
  • Help with sausage sizzles
  • Help during class swimming sessions
  • Listen to children reading
  • Glue work into junior class books
  • Be a helper at the fair or hangi
  • Take children for games in break times
  • Disco helpers
  • Help produce the school newsletter
  • Volunteer for a parent group committee
  • Be a room parent
  • Help your child practice reading and maths
  • Volunteer for a parent group event
  • Do baking
  • Attend after school functions with your child
  • Help plant flowers at school
  • Join your child for lunch at school
  • Do things for a teacher from home
  • Share your skill or talent at school
  • Help plan a school fundraiser
  • Volunteer to do things from home
  • Make copies of resources
  • Sort and staple for a teacher
  • Attend Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Read to a classroom
  • Help in the library
  • Attend a BOT meeting
  • Working Bees at school
  • Attend Parent Information evenings
  • Completing a parent survey
  • Help with school trips