Parents and volunteers serve a crucial role at Mallinckrodt by giving of their time, talent and treasure to make our school great!

Studies show that schools with engaged parent volunteers have better-performing students. Volunteering helps parents get to know each other, form a community of support, and see the significant impact we can have first hand. The many events and field trips the school hosts would not be possible without the generous donation of time and resources from many different people.

Our volunteers get involved at every level. Some lead committees, coach sports, or donate their professional services while others provide classroom supplies, offer input at meetings, or chaperone on field trips. Every contribution, big or small, makes a positive impact on our school community and shows our children that we care about their education and believe it is important.

If you would like to chair a committee or learn more about ways you can get involved? Check out the opportunities below and check back often for new opportunities to get involved.

Have questions or want more information? Contact Karen Hamon, PTO Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Applications

If you plan to chaperone on field trips or volunteer at Mallinckrodt, the school district requires you to complete a volunteer application and form permitting a reference and background check. Once submitted, it usually takes a few weeks to process, so it’s critical these forms are submitted as quickly as possible.

To become a volunteer at Mallinckrodt, you must be approved by the Board of Education.

Please complete and send in the following forms:
Volunteer Application Checklist (Does not need to be sent in)
Volunteer Expectations (Does not need to be sent in)
Adult Volunteer Application
Volunteer Reference Check
Request for Criminal Record

Volunteer Applications must be renewed every two years.

Please complete and send in the following forms to renew:
Adult Volunteer Renewal
Request for Criminal Record

In addition to mailing applications to the district office, prospective volunteers can also scan forms to create electronic files or take quality photographs of the forms and email them directly to Ms. Ricci Sykes at

Once you have completed the forms and allowed a few weeks for processing, you may check on your application status by contacting our School Office Manager, Ms. Jackson at 314-352-9212, or Karen Hamon, PTO Volunteer Coordinator

Why We Track Volunteer Hours

An overwhelming amount of volunteer time goes by untracked and unnoticed. Tracking your volunteer time might sound like just another item on your to-do list, but this simple step has the potential to drastically improve our school’s potential to earn more money through Corporate Grants, Foundation Grants, and Government Grants.

Download Volunteer Time Tracking Form

Corporate Grants

Many Fortune 500 companies offer matching grants for employee volunteer hours, and most schools and 501c(3) nonprofits are eligible. Employee Volunteer Programs, commonly called “Dollars for Doers,” offer organizations anywhere between $8-20 per hour volunteered. Some companies even offer dollars for hours volunteered by retirees!

Ask your employers about matching grants for volunteer time.

Foundation Grants

If we’re able to effectively track and report on important metrics like volunteer time, it drastically improves our chances of successfully attracting foundation grants. If we’re able to prove the value of our volunteers, we will be able to differentiate our organization and set ourself ahead of the competition!

Government Grants is the official government site for information on federal grants and funding opportunities. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site contains application requirements and stipulations for more than 1,000 grant programs administered by 26 federal grant-making agencies, searchable by agency, category, eligibility or CFDA number.