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Volunteer Hands

Our PTO wouldn't be possible without the support of our volunteers!  Whether you can give of your time or talents, we would love to join with you in our efforts to enhance our school.  Please don't hesitate to check out our volunteer opportunities below or contact us at

Click here to see what opportunities we have for you!


Statistics show that school volunteer work of all kinds has been linked to improvements in grades and test scores.  IT'S TRUE!  Small children LOVE seeing their family at school. It makes them feel valued and more confident overall, which leads to better grades, social skills, attendance and much more!
Volunteering does not have to take a lot of time. Even just couple of hours a month can help!
Here are some ways you can help here at Fort Sam Houston Elementary:
1) Be a classroom helper!
  •  Be a chaperone on field trips
  • Prepare teaching materials
  • Assist with learning centers
  • Listen to young readers read aloud to boost their literacy

2) Assist school staff.

  • Help the office with mass mailings
  • Help in the library (Be a librarian for an hour helping students find awesome books to read.)
  • Help in music, art, or drama classes (Making props is great fun and can be done at home or on weekends.)
  • Help in the cafeteria at lunchtime. (Guiding younger students through the lunch line can speed up their time spent in the cafeteria versus on the playground).  Plus there's the added benefit of having lunch with your child afterward!
3) Join PTO!!
  • Board Positions available to suit your time
  • Book Fair Helpers
  • Fall Festival
  • Honor Roll/Perfect Attendance parties
  • Thanksgiving Celebration
    Plus this is a great way to meet new friends!

**A Volunteer Application & Criminal History Records Check form is required for any person (parent, grandparent, etc) planning to volunteer at any time with any function.  Please take a few short moments to fill out the Volunteer Application (located below) and return it to the school via the office or through your child's teacher.  Please plan ahead as this typically takes at least a week to process and get returned back to the school.

Thank you!

MANY thanks for all of the help from the fabulous volunteers with all of our activities throughout the year.  We could never accomplish so much without YOU!!!