Helping Hands

Galileo PTSA is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our officers team.  Everyone has the skills; it's the time, energy and commitment that we are looking for. If you want to get involved in the Galileo community and make an impact on the lives of Galileo students and teachers, all while having fun doing it, please join us! Below are open positions and their descriptions. Please contact our Galileo PTSA President (president@galileoptsa.org) if any position interests you.

 

If you don't want to join as an officer but want to volunteer from time to time, we have opportunities for you too! Many of our events in support of student activities need volunteers. We will announce them via email and other channels. Please respond when we make the call, and we look forward to seeing you!

VP Hospitality 

  • Acts as official host of a PTA in creating welcoming atmosphere at meetings and events

  • Works with committee and other chairman to organize and set up refreshments, food, decorations, registration, greeters and baby-sitting for PTA meetings and events

  • Maintains hospitality supplies and equipment and an updated inventory for them

  • Presents hospitality budget for approval at executive board meeting at start of the PTA year and monitor authorized budget

  • Reports on hospitality plans at board meetings for forthcoming PTA events

VP Legislative Advocacy

  • Request that advocacy is on the agenda of every meeting and give a legislative report.

  • Write articles for your PTA newsletter.

  • Schedule at least one meeting per year with your elected representatives 

  • Participate in one of the following: a letter writing campaign, a postcard campaign, a rally to support a PTA position.

  • Attend some local school board meetings.

  • Establish a method for sharing PTA Legislative Alerts

  • Take Action on Legislative Alerts

  • Maintain current contact information for all elected representatives 

Auditor

  • Audits the books and financial records of a PTA to determine their accuracy

  • Presents written reports on audits to the board and the association for adoption

  • Forwards copies of adopted audits to council/district PTA as indicated in unit bylaws

VP Program 

  • Works with committee and other chairmen to plan and organize programs for the school year

  • Collaborates with principal, PTA president, other committee chairmen and campus student groups to coordinate, plan and implement programs

  • Develops annual program calendar and presents it at PTA association meeting for adoption

  • Publicizes approved program calendar using newsletters, website, social networks and school handbook

  • Oversees and delegates volunteer recruitment for implementing and running programs

VP Community Outreach

  • Form an outreach committee whose members are representative of the school and community.

  • Develop activities that include and would be of interest to students, single-parent families, working parents, grandparents, senior citizens, people with disabilities, non-English speaking people, people of varied cultural, ethnic and social groups, and community business people.

  • Provide translations and interpreters.

  • Reach out through other groups to co-sponsor events or activities.

  •  Promote and publicize activities through PTA newsletters, e-mail, website, fliers, telephone calls. 

  • Communicate opportunities beyond PTA activities