Why Volunteer

10 Myths About Joining the PTSA

  1. Only moms and teachers need to join the PTSA. A strong PTSA needs the support of parents, family members, teachers, school staff, and community members. Anyone who cares about children belongs in the PTSA!
  2.  Joining the PTSA means I have to volunteer. The PTSA appreciates everyone’s membership, whether or not a member volunteers. You will not be sucked in to a black hole of volunteering!
  3.  I have to be a board member or chair a committee to join the PTSA. You do not have to serve on the PTSA Board or chair a committee to join the PTSA. Your beautiful smile and wonderful support will suffice!
  4. PTSA membership never expires, I only have to join once. Each new school year begins a new PTSA membership year. Your PTSA membership will be good for the entire school year!
  5.  I don’t have the time to join the PTSA. If you are unable to volunteer your time, please consider becoming a member of the PTSA and give your financial support. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your support helps fund events and activities for the children throughout the school year!
  6.  I’ll get roped into volunteering if I attend a PTSA meeting. There will be opportunities to get involved, but no pressure. Just pass along the signup sheet if you are unable to participate. No judgment here!
  7.  The PTSA is only for stay-at-home parents with nothing else to do. Your fellow PTSA members are family and community members who want to support the kids and the school. Most members are juggling bills, household chores, kids, sports, and homework, just like you!
  8.  My child’s life will be the same whether or not I join the PTSA. Not only does membership put you in direct communication with other parents and teachers, it shows you child that you are interested and invested in their educational experience.
  9. The PTSA has all the help they need. The PTSA always wants and always needs volunteers! If you choose to volunteer, you decide your time commitment!
  10.  I have an idea but the PTSA isn’t interested. New ideas are always welcome! It’s important to keep our PTSA fresh and exciting!