Volunteer Descriptions

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Review these OPEN leadership roles and their descriptions below to see if there's a fit for your time and skills. For more information, contact us.

  • Enrichment VP
  • Newsletter Chair
  • DEI Chair
  • FACE Chair
  • Directory Chair
  • Bobcat Fund Chair
  • Corporate Partners Chair
  • Staff Appreciation Chair
  • Awards Committee Chair
  • Reflections Chair
  • Book Fair Chair
  • Legislative Chair
  • Sustainability Chair
  • 5th Grade Promotion Chair
  • Enrichment Chaperones Chair

Board of Directors



  • Conducts Board and General Membership Meetings
  • Makes appointments to Nomination, Financial Review, and Awards committees
  • Attends PTSA council meetings and communicate info about WSPTA and LWPTSA programs
  • Communicates regularly with the school principal
  • Completes Standards of Affiliation Agreement each year
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of all committees (except Nominating and Financial)
  • Facilitates all Grants and Teacher Stipends provided to the school
  • 10-25 hours per month
Executive Vice President
Communications VP
Membership VP
Enrichment VP (OPEN)
Extended Curriculum VP
Fundraising VP
Events VP
Volunteers VP
Advocacy VP

Communications Chairs

Webmaster (OPEN)



  • Assists Board Members with back-to-school pages, packet flow, and testing.
  • Update and post archived pages or collaborate with Board Members and Chairs to create new pages for PTSA events, fundraisers, campaigns, and programs.
  • Post link to PTSA General Membership Meeting minutes 4/yr.
  • Provides timely updates to homepage content including News Articles (from The Bobcat Bulletin) and Calendar of Events (from PTSA and LWSD calendars).
Newsletter Editor (OPEN)
Social Media
Reader Board

Membership Chairs




  • Leads Family & Community Engagement (FACE) committee
  • Welcomes new families to Clara Barton
  • Communicates with Clara Barton community to evaluate if PTSA is relevant and meeting community needs
Directory (OPEN)

Extended Curriculum Chairs

Spelling Bee

Jaya Nigam & Ashwini Suresh


Coordinates all aspects of after school Spelling Bee program, including promotions, registration, volunteers, meet-ups, and events

Art Docent
Math Challenge
Nature Vision
Math is Cool
Passport Club
Pacific Science Van

Fundraising Chairs

Bobcat Fund (OPEN)



  • Plans, executes, and promotes a major fundraiser event
  • Prepares first-day packet and web page content, coordinating with first-day committee and webmaster
Corporate Partners (OPEN)
Spirit Wear
School Pool
Fun Run
Grant Writing
Merchant Affiliate (OPEN)

Volunteer Chairs 

Room Parent

Shilpa Ranganathan


  • Provides Room Parent training in the Fall and acts as a resource throughout the school year
  • Communicates reminders to Room Parents of upcoming events
Volunteer Database
Staff Appreciation (OPEN)
Awards Committee (OPEN)
Vision & Hearing Screening
Picture Day
Book Fair (OPEN)

Advocacy Chairs 

Special Needs

Amber Dattoli & Joyce Leon


  • Informs school community of special needs resources 
  • Organizes special needs awareness event
Emergency Preparedness
Pantry Packs
Legislative (OPEN)
Sustainability (OPEN)

Other Chairs

Family Events (OPENINGS)

Welcome Back Coffee: OPEN

Kindergarten Tears & Cheers Coffee: OPEN

Back to School Picnic: OPEN

Family Math Night: OPEN


Movie Night: OPEN

International Night: OPEN


5th Grade Promotion: OPEN

Egg Drop: OPEN

Concessions: Jem Hilborn


  • Leads event committee to plan, promote, and execute the event within the allotted budget
  • Coordinates event volunteers
Enrichment Chaperones (OPEN)
Financial Review Committee