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Volunteers Make a Difference at Harrington!


Volunteering is a great way to get to know the people at your school better and helps out the students in so many ways. Parents, extended family, and members of the community are all welcome to come be a part of Harrington's daily activities and/or after school events. Come for as little or as much time as you are able to!


  1. Complete a background check application through the PISD website.
  2. Get more information about different volunteer roles below.
  3. Login to HarringtonPTA.net and update your Volunteer Interests Form at the beginning of the year.
  4. View open volunteer positions and sign-up on our Online Forms page at HarringtonPTA.net.  
  5. Show up ready to have fun!

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For questions, please contact volunteers@harringtonpta.net.

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Some companies offer employees paid time off to volunteer and/or grants to charitable organizations where their employees volunteer. Ask your employer if they sponsor a program like this!


volunteer positions


Event Volunteer Opportunities
Opportunities to assist with special events throughout the year.

Bike Rodeo Volunteer

Our kids love their bikes! Assist with Bike Rodeo event. Bike Rodeo is open to 3rd-5th grade students.


Book Fair Volunteer

Plan and organize annual/semiannual book fair. Works with vendor and librarian to coordinate set up, operation, tear down. This is a fun opportunity to be creative and throw a "big book party" that the entire school enjoys! One to two hour shifts are available, including family night opportunities.


Pajama Read-A-Rama Volunteer

Assist the event coordinator with event set-up, tear down, obtaining community involvement, and food donations.


Fun Run Volunteer

Assist with the Color Fun Run Fall Fundraiser. Various volunteer opportunities may include helping to procure corporate sponsors, set up and tear down for the event, event promotion and financial reconciliation. 


Family Night Programs Volunteer

Help with set up/tear down and event coordination for family nights throughout the year.


Culture Fair Volunteer

Always a school favorite! Come help coordinate or participate in our international evening. Activities will consist of ethnic food sampling and cultural performances. Participants can host a country table to showcase your culture or a culture you love or just assist during the event.


Field Day Volunteer

The kids LOVE this annual event. Volunteer for a morning and/or afternoon shift at our Field Day event.


Teacher Appreciation Week Volunteer

This volunteer opportunity is a chance to assist in planning a fun week to celebrate our teachers. Assists in coordinating teacher appreciation week events and meals. Secures teacher appreciation gifts and donations. Works with the Hospitality Chair.


Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

Various opportunities to volunteer throughout the year. 


Communications Volunteer

We need your help getting the word out! Activities include: bi-weekly newsletter, social media posts, weekly highlights and PTA marketing!


Hospitality Volunteer

Assist with restaurant and parent food donations, and/or set-up and tear down for various PTA events and teacher appreciation celebrations throughout the school year. Work with Hospitality Chair.


PawMart Volunteer

Volunteer to work at PawMart, our school store where students can purchase items using the Husky bucks they have earned. PawMart is open to all students during lunch once a month, typically the 2nd week of the month. Pawmart will be held during lunchtime for 3rd-5th grade on Thursday and for K-2nd grades will be on Friday.


Box Tops Volunteer

Let's get the school some money! Collect, count and submit Box Tops throughout the year and help encourage friendly competition between the grade levels! Award the trophy to some VERY excited students during Spirit Assemblies.


Mission Possible Kids Volunteer

Come help lead a small grade level student group working on service projects AKA "missions". MPK will be held after school on 2 Fridays per month.


Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) Volunteer

Open to all dads, step-dads, grandfathers or other father figures to Harrington students. Volunteer one day at any time during the year. Watch DOGS help to provide a positive male role model for the students and help provide an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.


Spirit Wear Volunteer

Activities may include: designing, ordering, managing inventory, sales and distribution of school spirit wear such as t-shirts.


After School Program Volunteer


Keep the kids busy! Activities include: assisting with or setting up after school programs such as Art club, Chess, Cooking, and STEM.

Library Volunteer

Assist in the school library. Scheduling to be coordinated by the Librarian.


Healthy Lifestyles Volunteer

Let's get movin'! Work with Coach Thompson on health initiatives for the school. Help schedule activities for Healthy Husky Week in September.


Safety and Youth Protection Volunteer

Promotes programs for securing the protection and safety of the children at school and at home. Works with staff to coordinate annual Friendship Week and Red Ribbon Week events.


Parent Education Volunteer

Works closely with school counselor and helps coordinate parent education events and communications.


Arts in Education Volunteer

Promotes the arts on campus, coordinates National PTA’s Reflections arts program in the fall through event communication, procuring judges, recognizing winners and advancing entries. Works with the Arts in Education chair.


Yearbook Assistant

Take photos of school and grade level events for submission to the Yearbook Coordinator. Also, assistant will help with page set up in creating the yearbook and other aspects of creating a final yearbook.


PTA Office Volunteer

Assist in management and distribution of documents to students. Volunteers will help on an as needed basis to help with the clerical aspects of the PTA.


Grade Level Volunteer Opportunities
Assist in a specific grade level throughout the year.

Grade-Level Volunteer

Assist a specific grade with workroom, lunch duty, reading to students, and other duties, as needed.



Yearbook Photographer

Photograph and document all various events (class parties, field trips, etc.) for a specific grade. Be the point of contact for anyone who may need to use the photos for the yearbook.


Kindergarten Lunch Room Volunteer

Come help our kindergarten friends in the cafeteria during lunch time. It is guaranteed to be a fun time!





Important Upcoming Dates and Events

Stay up-to-date on important school and PTA events by clicking here to subscribe to the Harrington calendar. This will automatically sync events to your personal calendar on your mobile device or computer.


Become a PTA Member


Login to our website and purchase on the Online Forms page today!

PISD Volunteer Application


Each year, individuals must submit an application in order to volunteer at PISD. Applications can take up to 2 weeks to process and must be approved prior to volunteering. 


Click here to complete your volunteer application. Visit the website for more information about the approval process.

For Volunteer Opportunities, visit our Volunteer page or email volunteers@harringtonpta.net


Contact Us


Email us at contact@harringtonpta.net for questions or concerns.