Looking for ways to get involved?

Great! We need you!

We’re looking for people to volunteer time and talent to help make the school year great for our kids. Make signs, show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them, help students learn more about philanthropy, and more!

The opportunities vary in time commitment and frequency, so you’ll be able to find something that fits your availability. Some things can even be done from home!

Thank you so much for each and every one of our volunteers!

Lunch Volunteers

This is a great opportunity to check in with your child and observe them in their natural habitat! Parent volunteers mean teachers get a chance to recharge their batteries by taking their own lunch break, and also allow staff to supervise other areas of campus. Want to learn more?   Email us!

As-Needed Volunteers

Also known as our pinch hitters! Have a flexible schedule and willing to help out? Email us!

Book Fair

If you love books and want to help us make money for our school while encouraging students to read, this is the committee for you! In addition to bringing great books straight to campus, our book fairs help us cover the cost of all the magazine subscriptions that our teachers and students use in the classrooms! Interested? Email us!

Bus Driver Appreciation

Help work with the OGMS student body to sign gratitude cards and create banners for the annual Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast! This is without a doubt one of the most-appreciated events of the year. Have a child who rides the bus? Help us thank the drivers! Email us!

Community Education

Help plan and organize quarterly community education events for OGMS parents, guardians and middle-schoolers. We’re thrilled this year to welcome Tyler Durman, known as the Teen Whisperer, to our school in March! Ready to learn more? Email us!

Family Support

A truly meaningful way to volunteer when members of our Orange Grove family face extraordinary challenges. In past years, this committee has provided meals to staff or student families experiencing serious health issues; gift cards for school supplies, groceries and gasoline to families falling on hard economic times; condolences and other needed support when deaths in the family occur. You can help in any way that works for you: cooking and delivering meals; donating or generating donations of gift cards, cash and other needed items. Join our kind community in action! Email us!

General Office Assistance

In these days of statewide budget cuts, our office assistance staff is stretched pretty thin. Tasks may include making photocopies, shredding old documents, filing and other basic office duties that can be done by non-school employees. Contact Bodil Degginger for more information.

Meeting Hospitality

Welcome parents and guardians to the parent meetings that precede most FFO general meetings, and/or donate coffee, pastries, and/or fruit. Any leftovers make their way to the staff kitchen to provide an unexpected treat for our teachers and staff. Learn more and Signup!

Parking Lot Safety

Grab a safety vest from the front office and help keep our children safe before and after school and after Community Schools classes and lessons. And you don’t have to sign up – just show up!

School Photos

Help make our children even more picture-perfect than they already are by helping with school photo retakes. Smile, say cheese, and Email us!

Student Action Committee

Philanthropy in action! Our Student Action Committee teams up with Student Council to organize two service projects during the school year. Before the winter holidays we host a clothing drive, and in the spring we make more than 1,000 sandwiches (!) to help feed the homeless. Email us!

Staff Appreciation

Help show our teachers and staff how much we love and appreciate them! This committee plans events throughout the year to let our staff know just how much we appreciate the good care and education they provide to our children. Potluck breakfasts, gifty give-aways, and more. Help with one event or many!  Email us!

Spirit Wear

Show our Panther Pride with these bright orange t-shirts! Volunteers are needed to sell items at pop-up shops at events and games throughout the year. Email us!

8th Grade Promotion

Help plan and organize the promotion ceremony, promotion dance, and 8th grade breakfast/luncheon. All parents are welcome to help organize the events! 8th grade parents are not allowed to work at or chaperone the dance. Sound fun? Email us!