District Volunteer Information

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    Help Strengthen Our Community's Foundation

    The Gresham-Barlow School District welcomes and appreciates volunteer efforts, no matter how big or small. With your help, our students' education is enhanced. If a child can experience success at school, they will be better prepared to tackle life's challenges and contribute back to our community. We invite you to volunteer in our schools and programs, and we hope you enjoy and grow from the volunteer experience.

    Visit the District Volunteer Info page for more information

    Thank you to all our volunteers! The number of people and hours donated can be tracked and counted, but their compassion, dedication, and eagerness to help strengthen our community's foundation can never be measured. You do make a difference!

School Volunteer Opportunities


    All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and criminal history before being allowed to volunteer. See the District Volunteer link above for more information.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Jog-a-Thon: October
    This is a fundraiser that supports EGGS field trip transportation. This big event takes place during the school day. Volunteers are needed to monitor, count laps, hand out treats, tally laps, count money and hand out prizes.

    Book Fair: November & April
    Volunteers are needed to work as cashiers and assist students with book selections. The Book Fair is open during the school day and one evening. Volunteers are also needed to help set up and tear down.

    Conference Meals: November
    Help is needed to organize a meal for the teachers during conference week to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our children. Provide food, set up and clean up staff lounge.

    Copycats: All Year
    Volunteers are needed to make copies and laminate projects for teachers, office, and PTO.  Duties also include sorting and distribution. Time commitment is 1 day/week with flexible scheduling.

    Volunteer Orientation:
    This event is to train volunteers to provide instructional support in the classroom. Includes training in reading and writing instructions as well as the use of school equipment, such as copy machines, die cutter and book binding machines.

    Health Screening:
    Volunteers are needed to escort classes, help students get ready for health screening and help health staff with forms and paperwork.

    Classroom Volunteer: All Year
    Volunteers are needed in every classroom, everyday but you don't have to do it all. You can volunteer weekly bi-monthly, or special events

    Box Tops for Education:  All Year  SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS!!
    General Mills Box Tops are collected and turned in for 10 cents each. This raises close to $1,000 each year! Please save your Box Tops and send them in to school with your child.

    Campbell's Labels for Education: All Year  PEEL THOSE CANS AND MORE!
    Clip participating products UPC's, beverage caps, or sauce caps. Give them to our school and earn FREE educational merchandise.

    Mt. Hood Movie Ticket Sales: Fall and Spring
    Mt. Hood Theater offers children's movie passes at a great price and also raise money for the school! Passes are sold during school and order forms are sent home with each child.

    Back-to-School Family Fun Night: October
    Volunteers are needed to help serve food, set up, clean up and run games for an evening of fun and games.

    Picture Day: Fall & Spring
    Volunteers are needed to escort classes, help students get ready for photographs, and assist the portrait staff with other simple tasks.

    Eagle Readers:  November - June
    This job requires lots of help! Volunteers are needed to copy and cut record sheets, rewards and bookmarks, do daily recording of students' reading and keep up the database. Time commitment is 1 day/week with flexible scheduling. Daily recording takes approximately 30-60 minutes.

    5th Grade Celebration:
    Volunteers are needed to help plan the end of the year 5th grade party.