Opportunities to Volunteer

YOU matter at Forest Ridge! 

Your participation as a parent volunteer is vital to the success of our programs, school events, and fundraising efforts!

Here are the many opportunities to volunteer at Forest Ridge:

Classroom/Grade-Level Opportunities

Grade-Level Coordinator/PTO Liaison

  • Organize room parents from each classroom for grade-level projects, parties, and events under the direction of teachers and PTO staff appreciation chairs.
  • Effectively communicate with a room parents to achieve common goals.

Room Parent

Assist teachers with duties according to teachers’ needs. Some common duties may include:

  • Communicate information to classroom parents regarding classroom and other school events and teacher appreciation projects
  • Work with other room parents under the direction of the teachers and grade-level coordinator to plan the grade level events and projects as requested

Classroom Volunteer

Assist your teacher with projects, as requested, but may include:

  • Stuffing Monday folders on a weekly basis,
  • Helping with small reading or project groups,
  • Organizing readers and more.

See your child’s teachers to sign up for these opportunities.

General School Opportunities

Teacher/Staff Appreciation

  • Help treat our teachers and staff with refreshments for faculty meetings, special breakfasts and luncheons, and other treats throughout the year.
  • Contribute one time or once a month.

Daddy Patrol/Crosswalk Guard

In the mornings, the Forest Ridge parking lot is a very busy place. Dads are encouraged to join the Daddy Patrol, a volunteer group that supervises and provides safe crossing between the parking lot and the school.  For questions or to become involved, contact Steve Boswell.


Assist in the school library once a week with checking in/out books and library organization. (1 hour/week)


Prep art supplies, mount student artwork, organize materials, sort art magnet order.  Have a special art talent? Visit with the art teacher to arrange a time to share it! (time obligations vary by project)


Play an instrument or have a musical talent? Visit with the art teacher to arrange a time to share your skills! Assist with sing-a-longs and musicals as needed. (time obligations vary by project)

Event Sign-In 

Assist the front office staff with checking-in and welcoming visitors to Forest Ridge on special event days (third grade museums, sing-a-longs, Grandparent’s Day, etc…)

Testing Snacks

Assemble snack bags for third and fourth graders to enjoy during their spring standardized testing snacks. This is a great way to get to know other Falcon parents. (2-3 hour one-time commitment)

Register as a volunteer to receive more info on these opportunities.

Falconpalooza….Fall Festival! The FUNDraiser that is Fun for Falcon families!

There are many ways for parents to contribute to Falconpalooza!

  • Attend this FUN event with your family and bring your friends! With tons of games, live entertainment, and an amazing silent auction, Falconpalooza is for everyone!
  • Work a shift for set up, during the event, or clean up (1-2 Hour Commitment)
  • Join one of these planning committee (3-5+ hour committment)
    • Decorations- Plan, create, and set up festival decorations
    • Food- Assist with food organization, set up, selling, and clean up
    • Tickets- Prepackage tickets from home (a great job for those who work outside the home or who have young children at home) sell tickets presale at school, sell tickets event day
    • Silent Auction- Work with your committee to solicit, collect, and organize silent auction donations. Set up silent auction items on Friday evening before Falconpalooza
    • Class Baskets- Sign up to the be basket parent for your classroom. Collect donations from your class and create a one-of-a-kind thematic class basket.
    • Games- Plan, organize, set up, and facilitate the fun games and activities at Falconpalooza.
    • Volunteers- Help organize and check-in volunteers for event set up, event shifts, and event clean up.