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 to 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 give teachers the chance to recharge their batteries by taking their own lunch break, and also allow staff to supervise other areas of campus. Email us to learn more!

As-Needed Volunteers

Also known as our pinch hitters! If you have a flexible schedule and are willing to help out, please contact us!

Book Fair

If you love books and want to help the school make money 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. Email us if you are interested and want to learn more.

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. If you have a child who rides the bus, join us as we thank the drivers.

Community Education

Help organize quarterly community education events for OGMS parents, guardians and middle-schoolers. Ready to learn more? Contact us to learn more!

Family Support

A truly meaningful opportunity to volunteer when members of our Orange Grove family face extraordinary challenges. This committee has provided meals to staff or student families experiencing serious health issues, gift cards for school supplies, groceries and gasoline to families in need, condolences and support in times of loss, and so much more.

There are many ways to help: cooking and delivering meals, organizing donations (i.e. gift cards, cash, supplies, etc.) Email us to learn how to join this community. 

General Office Assistance

Statewide budget cuts mean that our office assistance staff is stretched thin. Tasks may include making photocopies, shredding old documents, filing, and other basic office duties that can be completed 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, fruit, etc. Teachers and staff are surprised when they see any leftovers in the staff kitchen afterwards. Sign up now!

Parking Lot Safety

Grab a safety vest from the front office and help keep our children safe before/after school, and after Community Schools activities. No need 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. We host a clothing drive before the winter holidays, and make more than 1,000 sandwiches to help feed the homeless in the Spring. Email us to get involved.

Staff Appreciation

This committee plans events throughout the year to show our teachers and staff how much we love and appreciate them! Potluck breakfasts, gift giveaways, and more. Email us to help with one event or many.

Spirit Wear

Show your Panther Pride with these bright orange t-shirts! Email us to help sell items at pop-up shops at events/games throughout the year.

8th Grade Promotion

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