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Whittier PTA’s Board Needs Volunteers Like YOU for next school year!

The Whittier PTA plays an important role in funding essential staff and services at Whittier–a role that will be even more important for the 2023-2024 school year. In order to accomplish this important mission and continue providing the same level of services, like supporting a daily Specialist schedule, Ms. Trilby, field trips, and community events, we need many more volunteers to join the board for next school year. Please see below for a list of open positions and their descriptions.

Want to sign-up or learn more? Contact our Volunteer Chair!

See a position below but worried it’s too much to take on? Have ideas for how you could contribute to a position that looks a little different than what’s described? Contact us! We’d love to hear from you!


PTA Board positionhrs/wkbusiest time of yearHELPFUL skillsdescriptiondaytime commitment?
Co-Secreteries1-2Beginning of the year, getting orientatedAbility to use Google Drive, Google Docs, and Zoom functionsAttend Executive Board, Board and Community meetings, and to take attendance, tally votes and take minutes at each meeting. Other duties include collecting PTA mail from the main office, filling out and filing PTA bank statement forms and scanned bank statements, and renewing PTA insurance and other annual dues.No
Communications Co-Chairs3-8+Beginning of year, fundraising months, and Wildchat weeksWordPress, Canva, Digital Graphic Design, Google Forms, Copywriting/editingCreating announcements on Konstella, WordPress. Create Instagram and Facebook posting using Canva. Post monthly lunch menus on website. Collect information for and create the Wildchat newsletter. Create takehome fliers, and communicate with class reps. Tasks can be delegated at your discretion to change the size of the role!Occasionally
Events Chair1-2Fairly consistentEnjoy building community and organizing teamsSchedule and communicate plans for approx 6 community events throughout the year, including Fall Festival, Spring Fling, and Move-a-Thon. Recruit and support individual event chairs.No
Hospitality Co-Chairs2-3Regular “event every other week” cadence throughout the school year, and extra duties fall at the beginning and end of the year.Party planning, Costco membership. access to party supplies (music, bubble maker, balloons, etc)Responsible for planning and execution of monthly first Friday events, as well as monthly Third Thursday staff appreciation. Also responsible for 5th grade graduation and other hosting/hospitality events as needed.Yes
Programs Chair and Co-Chair2-3Fall, Beginning of Program SessionsWriting emails, making phone calls, organizational skills, coordinating eventsIn charge of recruiting vendors, assisting vendors in acquiring room rentals and waivers, securing volunteers when needed, and coordinating and advertising a registration date for sign ups. You will also be the PTA liaison between parents and vendors. Tasks can be delegated at your discretion.Potentially, but most work can be done via email or phone
Family and Communication Engagement (Outreach) Chair1-3Back to school and right before winter breakTalking to strangers and general event planning skillsIn charge of a few events (Kindergarten popsicle playdates and Back to School Pizza Party, etc) and the Helping Hands drive, along with any kind of incoming family activities, but also be a warm and inviting presence at all PTA events!No
Volunteer Chair1-3Back to school through about OctoberOrganization skills, writing emails, staffing PTA tables at events to answer questions and encourage involvementResponsible for collecting names of interested volunteers at the beginning of the year and ongoing. Maintain list of volunteer contact inforamtion and interests in order to match volunteers with events where they are needed. Responsible for finding room parents for each class at the beginning of the year and communicating their duties to them. It is recommended this role regularly attend PTA board meetings.No
Equity, Diversion and Inclusion (EDI) Committee Co-Chair2-3Consistent through yearInterest in learning, ability to think broad mindedly and critically, good listener, and willingness to communicate with different groups of Whittier community members (caregivers, teachers, staff, PTA Board) and if possible the wider Seattle communityEDI Co-Chairs work together to lead a group focused on supporting the PTA and the school in their work to be equitable and inclusive in all they do. Examples of work the committee has done; Bringing in workshops and trainings on racism and equity, creating affinity groups, partnering with the school’s Race and Equity Team, educating/sharing information with the Whittier community through the WIldChat online newsletter, helped the school library purchase more inclusive books, sponsored tickets for sensory friendly event at the Woodland Park zoo, etc.Rarely
MembershipMinimalAug – SeptPatience as the Member Planet website isn’t super easy to navigateSetting up the membership process in Member Planet system to reflect the current school year. This includes updating messaging, ensuring pricing is correct, sending out a mass reminder to anyone in the system, etc. WSPTSA puts on a training every year of how to do this (Highly recommended). Also track the memberships to compare against previous years and report out at PTA meetings. Most of the work is done before school starts to get the system ready to accept new membership. The system wipes itself in June and everyone has to re-purchase their PTA membership.No
Non-Board Positions (view position descriptions)
  • Spring Fling Chair
  • Move-a-thon Chair
  • Spirit Gear
  • Yearbook
  • Student Directory
  • Wildchat Editor