Simple Tips For Easy Classroom Volunteer Sign Ups
A new year means a brand new semester, and back to organizing classroom volunteers! From reading time to recess and lunch duties, the needs can seem overwhelming. Resolve to be stress-free when it comes to coordinating volunteers with these simple steps and free online sign up sheets.
1. Thank first semester’s volunteers with a simple note or email, conveying your appreciation for their help and your excitement about making a difference in the classroom in the New Year.
2. Encourage previous volunteers and those who have not had a chance to participate with a welcoming invitation in January. Gather an email list of addresses or send a colorful flier home with contact information and quick descriptions of where school volunteers are needed this year, i.e. Valentine’s Day party, Mystery Reader program, lunch/recess, stuffing folders/paperwork, etc. Ask for parents to share any special talents or contributions with you which they would be willing to contribute this semester. Our free Room Parent Letter templates are great resources!
3. Create an online sign up sheet for your classroom, detailing specific needs and times. The quick copy function allows you to take one schedule and copy it to any future date(s). Automatic confirmation and reminder emails help parents keep their commitments! Find top templates and guides in our Back To School Slideshare.
Teacher Appreciation Sign Up Sheet for Pie Day (Volunteer View):
4. Tell your teacher! If they have not tried VolunteerSpot already, they will want to for second semester parent-teacher conferences. Quick scheduling, easy sign ups for volunteers from their computer or mobile phone, and automated reminders make parent-teacher conference scheduling a cinch! VolunteerSpot’s free ebook gets you started.
Here is to a stress-free and fun volunteer-filled semester!