What Counts as Volunteer Hours

What counts towards volunteer hours:


  • Working in classroom – volunteering in the classroom helping teacher
  • Helping teacher from home – decodable books, book orders, phone calls, cutouts, etc.
  • Room Parent duties – calling parents, planning & setting up for parties and special events assigned by teacher.
  • Preparing classroom or grade level crafts, activity packages, etc. at Teacher’s direction (Many activities can be accomplished at home; just ask)
  • Chaperoning Field Trips
  • Helping at Drop off and pick up area – Helping paras with the opening of car doors for children, etc.
  • Tutoring – tutoring students individually, in groups or in aftercare on campus


  • Attendance at General PTSP Meetings
  • Board Officer Duties – PTSP Board, Foundation Board, BHCA Board and Booster Board duties
  • Working at Book Fair
  • Working in used uniform shop- sorting clothes, straightening cabinets
  • Sorting lost and found items
  • Helping at BBQ and Fish Fry (set-up, serving, cleanup; actual time signed up working)
  • Volunteering at Spring Carnival (help set up, clean up, working at any booths, selling tickets, room parent calling parents for volunteer help.)
  • You can earn 1 hour for a decorated baked good you make at home (Must be decorated with more than just icing.) for PTSP Events ONLY

The maximum number of hours you can claim for goods is 2 hours / 2 items per event with a maximum of 5 hours per school year claimed.


  • Copy Center Volunteer
  • Library help – sorting, filing books, etc.
  • Lunchroom help – helping monitor classes in the lunch room, cleaning tables, sweeping, etc.
  • Work days – special called work days for school campus, athletic fields, campus grounds, moving classrooms, etc.
  • Working Sports events – helping by coaching, time clock, setting up sports events, clean up, concession stand
  • Working at Field Day – assisting coaches with events
  • Hall monitor for State Testing
  • Soliciting business partnerships to support school (only with school approval)
  • Restaurant Dinner Nights – 1 hour per adult, maximum 2 hours per family
  • Lunch – 30 minutes per child, maximum 2 hours per family, Maximum 5 hours per year

What does not count:

  • Parent teacher conferences
  • Reading to child
  • Homework help
  • Selling door to door for fundraisers
  • Attending choir/band concerts or events (unless helping teacher as a chaperone)
  • Attending sports events, Field Day, pep Rally, Tailgate party
  • Mandatory sports meetings
  • Field Trip meetings (St. Augustine, Space Camp, Williamsburg, etc.)
  • Graduations (K, 5th, 8th )
  • Award ceremonies
  • Spelling Bee
  • Speech Ceremony
  • Science Fair, History Fair, Invention Convention (unless judging, helping set up or break down)
  • Just attending BBQ, Fish Fry, Spring Carnival, Book Fair, etc.
  • Shopping for items for Teacher Appreciation
  • Attending events in the classroom (parties of any kind)
  • Attending Art Show
  • Carpooling
  • Attending Club Inductions
  • Boy Scout / Girl Scout Meetings
  • Preschool volunteers / Attending Preschool Field trips
  • No school orientations