Volunteerism is a very large part of FBCS life. If you want to give of your time to help our school, there are many opportunities for service. We couldn’t do all that we do to support the school staff without the parents who sacrificially and generously give of their time to provide assistance in so many ways across our campus. Our organization for volunteerism are individuals serving under the direction of the Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTO). It is composed of First Baptist Christian School and Shining Stars Preschool’s parents, grandparents, and administrators.
If you are interested in volunteering you may contact one of our PTO committee leader for volunteers, Vicki Wright or call her (901) 497-6986. For additional ways to volunteer throughout the year, please read the weekly email from the administration office.
If you have organizational and people skills and would love to head a committee that organizes the volunteers for any event below, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our PTO president who can plug you in to the spot that you are equipped to lead.
Elementary and Middle School Recess
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. M-F
Depending on the number of volunteers who sign up for this duty will determine the number of days each month that the volunteer would have to serve. Ideally, we would like to have this volunteer be willing to serve once every 3 weeks. The volunteer will indicate to the coordinator, our PTO president, Vicki Wright, in regard to which day is best for them.
This volunteer would be willing to accompany the teacher and class to serve at the Friday Community Meals or Samaritan House. Those events/dates/times will be announced soon after the start of school. First and second grade serve at the Samaritan House packing snack packs. The third, fourth, and fifth graders serve at the Friday Community Meal at the Olive Street church location. Sixth and seventh graders will be serving at the Food Pantry ministry at the Olive Street church location.
This volunteer is part of the serving and cleanup team for these events where juice, fruit, and donuts are served to parents/grandparents on three different dates in the school year. This volunteer position includes helping with set-up, serving, and clean-up, which all takes place from 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. on the given date. (Dates: Moms and Donuts Sept. 14, Grandparent’s Day Oct. 26, Dads and Donuts Feb. 8) The other events would include serving a meal and helping with set-up and clean-up. Those dates are TBA.
This volunteer will assist with the set-up, maintaining, supervising of student/parent shoppers, running of the cash register, and take-down of the fall and spring book fair alongside the committee chair person, Jennifer Gray who oversees the whole book-fair week. The Book fair dates are: October 23-26 and March 12-15. The volunteer will sign up to work a shift/shifts throughout the school day during the week of the book fair. Volunteers for the book fair receive a complimentary $5.00 off their total book purchase.
This volunteer will assist the photographers with getting students lined up and organized for the photo shoot. The volunteer will work in hourly shifts during the morning or afternoon of picture day which is September 5th.
This year-end event needs many volunteers to implement the stations/events with students. The main Field Day event is an hour-long event, but does require some time setting up and cleaning up afterward. These volunteers work alongside our PE teacher to make Field Day a success.
This volunteer is responsible for assisting the fundraiser chair-person for the particular fundraising event. There are two major fundraisers that we have done in the past. Poinsettia sales are done in November with the pick-up date in December. The pick-up date is when we need volunteers to work an hourly shift during the lunch hour and during after-school pickup-times for both preschool and elementary/middle school in addition to 5:00 p.m. when many people are getting off work. The committee chair person for this event will coordinate the times and the volunteers. The other fundraiser is the Spring Picnic and Silent Auction where the volunteer will need to be available to help with pricing of donated items, set-up, running events at the picnic, or clean-up.
Home Room Mom
Every classroom will need one mom who can plan and coordinate the homeroom parties, teacher’s birthday and Christmas gift, standardized testing week snacks, Spring Fundraiser silent auction item, and the week of teacher appreciation. Homeroom mom will coordinate with other parents in the classroom to make sure that each event is implemented where all of the responsibility is not on one individual. The Homeroom Mom committee chairperson will be reaching out to these volunteers to have an orientation on this responsibility.
Teacher Appreciation Week
It takes many volunteers to assist in making this week a special one for our teachers. This week is in May, and the committee chair person for this week will coordinate the volunteers to plan for food, gifts, and a special celebration luncheon.
Friday Pizza Lunch Fundraiser
This volunteer will help with serving pizza to students and monitoring Friday’s lunch with two lunch shifts: 11:00 – 11:25 a.m. K5 – second grade and 11:30 – 11:55 a.m. third grade – 7th grade.