ways for parents to volunteer in high school

Posted : November 8, 2008
Last Updated : July 18, 2018

ways for parents to volunteer in high school

Many parents are eager to volunteer at their child's school during the early education years, but the rate of parental involvement usually decreases as students enter into middle and high school. However, volunteering in the school doesn't have to end once your child reaches a certain age. Research shows that parental involvement through the years leads to higher academic performance, improved school attendance, better homework skills, and an increased likelihood of graduation. Check out these areas where you could volunteer at your child's high school.


Most high schools offer the opportunity for students to participate in athletics year-round. Parents are often needed in volunteer roles such as:

  • Working the concession stand
  • Selling tickets
  • Taking score

Campus Grounds Keeping

Depending on where your child goes to school, you may be able to volunteer with campus grounds keeping. Volunteer duties may include:

  • Mowing
  • Planting trees/flowers
  • Picking up litter


Teachers always have a lot of tasks to complete, and many would welcome any kind of help you could give. Classroom volunteer duties could include:

  • Tutoring
  • Grading assignments
  • Decorating classrooms


There are many clubs, organizations, and activities in high school that involve fundraising. As a parent volunteer, you could:

  • Produce and distribute flyers
  • Make phone calls
  • Collect money

School Office

During the school day, there are many school offices that need assistance with everyday or special event tasks. Parent volunteers are often needed to:

  • Answer phones
  • File documents
  • Assist with mailings

Student Life

Volunteers are always needed to support school clubs and activities such as the yearbook committee, drama club, prom/school dances, etc. Activities might include:

  • Chaperoning field trips
  • Assisting with recitals/theater productions
  • Organizing school socials

These are just a few ways to become more involved at your child's high school. For more information about school volunteering and to find out in which areas your help may be needed, contact the school's main office or counseling center.

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