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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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!
Grants.gov 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.