Get Involved with Burton Valley

What makes our Bobcats so successful? Students, staff and many, many volunteers working together as a team. We invite you to join our community of volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to get to know your community.  Connect with your child, their friends, teachers, staff and fellow parents!  



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 Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I sign up to volunteer?  How do I find out more information about activities that I may be interested in volunteering for?
You’re starting at the right place.  Click below to be directed to some of our volunteer opportunities: If you are unsure where to volunteer, you can also fill out a Volunteer Interest Form. 
There are many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved. By filling our Volunteer Interest Form, we’ll be able to match you up to areas where you may be interested in helping. Filling out your interest does not commit you. It simply helps us communicate better.  
Our VP of Volunteers will be sure to connect you with the appropriate Committee Chair or Board Member, or answer any questions you may have.

If I fill out the Volunteer Interest Form, does that mean I'm scheduled for that event?
No. Completing the form simply means that you are interested and helps us communicate with you better. We’ll pass along your interest form to the correct Committee Chair or Board Member so that they can contact you with information and a formal signup process relevant to your opportunity.

What types of volunteer opportunities are there?
  • PTA Board Leadership.  This is an incredible opportunity to make a difference in your child’s school. If you are interested in creating a great rapport with some like-minded friends, having an active and solid say in your child's elementary school experience, and enriching the lives of our students, consider joining the PTA Board. Whether you have a Kindergartner or 5th Grader, we'd love for you to consider a position! Please feel free to talk to any current board member about their experience and role.  But if your interest is peaked and would like to learn more, contact our Board President.

  • Committee Chairs. Our Committee Chairs take on an activity and run with it. But don't worry, there's plenty of help along the way.   from those that have been through the horse and pony show at least once to the awesome parents signing up their interest to volunteer right now. Curiosity peaked? Check out our committee chair link.
  • Annual Events. Ever wonder how those fun annual school events seem to just happen? Usually it's because of people like you. The better we staff our yearly events with great people, the better our events. Standing alongside every Committee Chair is a great team of volunteers.

  • Classroom, Around School and At-Home Help.  Our teachers and staff are amazing but there's only so much they can do on their own. From assisting with science and computer labs, stuffing papers for Friday Folders or driving to field trips, there are plenty of needs. Helping out at school doesn't just means classrooms either. We need help with providing lunch to kids, working in our garden, sorting our books in the library and lending a hand wherever one is needed.

  • Volunteers at Large.  From time to time, volunteer opportunities just come up. Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form to find out more about these opportunities, or continue to check back on our PTA Volunteer page.


I want to volunteer!  What do I need to do?

Thank you!  Our school cannot run without wonderful volunteers like you.  Here is a short checklist on how to get started:
  1. Sign up for a volunteer opportunity or submit an Interest Form to find one.
  2. Submit a current TB test record to Marsha Dahl in the school office.
  3. If volunteering on campus while school is in session, stop by the office to check in and obtain a visitor badge.

After you volunteer, be sure to submit your volunteer hours.

Why do volunteers need to submit a TB test?
For the safety of our children and faculty, you must verify that you are free of communicable tuberculosis (TB). The Contra Costa Health Department REQUIRES all volunteers, whether in the classroom, on field trips, or in the hot lunch program, to provide proof of completing a TB assessment/screening.  
To comply, please provide the Adult Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Questionnaire to a registered health care provider to begin your TB test, and obtain the completed form or other certifying documentation. For your convenience, registered health providers will also be available during Bobcat Day.  Your completed forms should be given to Marsha Dahl in the school office.

Do I need to get a visitor badge if I volunteer at the school?
Yes!  All volunteers and visitors who are on-campus during school hours are required to check in at the office and obtain a visitor badge. This should be done before you start your volunteer shift.  This includes lunch volunteers, classroom volunteers or any other time you are on campus while school is in session.

I want to volunteer, but all the classroom opportunities have been taken!  
Did you know that you can volunteer in the library during your child’s class library hour by helping children sign in/out books and assisting with shelving books, as needed? Or, that you could join your child for lunch?
Books and food not your thing?  No worries. We’ve got you covered! From organizing a teacher's lunch to organizing a school event, we have many opportunities to give back to our school.  Complete the Volunteer Interest form and we will be in touch with you.

I want to volunteer, but I can’t commit to an ongoing commitment.  I don’t have the time.
Whether you have an hour, a day, or more to give back to our school, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. While we do have some roles with an ongoing commitment, there are many other needs around school that may be an hour long or a short ad hoc request.  Are you unable to volunteer during school hours?  We also have several volunteer activities which you can do at-home or on your own time.
I heard that I need to report my volunteer hours.  How do I do that?
Report your hours for the school year on our Record Volunteer Hours page.  
Record your volunteer hours in a lump sum for a day, week or a month (the choice is yours!).  Volunteer hours could be worked at home, at school or offsite, so long as it benefits Burton Valley. 
I still have questions and want to learn more.
No problem, we’re here to help.  For questions or to learn more about volunteering at Burton Valley, please reach out to Jennifer Ruhl at (  

 Last update:  8/20/18 


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