The Ways You Can Participate


    The Perkerson PTSA undertakes dozens of initiatives each year, so you're likely to find a volunteer position that suits your availability, interests and expertise. Figuring out how it all fits together, however, can be a bit confusing.

    At  Perkerson Elementary, you can volunteer at any of the following:

    • The Perkerson PTSA  Executive Board works directly with school administration to ensure the PTSA's goals align with the school's needs; it also sets and manages the PTSA budget. The co-presidents and vice-presidents oversee the PTSA Committees. Nominations for  vacancies on the executive board are submitted to the Nominating Committee in January and February; the executive board slate is officially voted on at the March PTAS meeting.

      If you know someone you'd like to nominate for a position on the PTSA Board (or if you would like to nominate yourself), complete the Nomination Form and return it as per the instructions on the form.

    • Committee Chairs coordinate, plan and manage the budgets for their respective initiatives, which can range from one-time events, like Bingo Night, to large school-wide undertakings, such as Read-a-Thon or International Travelers Week. To serve as a committee chair in the next school year, complete the PTSA Willingness to Serve form, which will be available in May.
    • Committee Members work with the Committee Chairs to get the work done for their events.  Sign up to serve on a PTSA committee.
    • Classroom volunteers focus their energies on communicating, organizing and working with their classroom teacher and fellow parents on PTSA-related initiatives. Some classroom volunteer opportunities include Room Parent, Reflections art representative, Read-a-Thon class rep, yearbook photographer and teacher helper. Your room parents will advise you on volunteer opportunities in the classroom and how to sign up.

    Volunteer Background Check Requirement

    Atlanta Public Schools requires that all non-district personnel who will have contact with children undergo a criminal background check. The majority of PTSA-related volunteer opportunities are classified as Level 2 volunteers.

    Please review the school's volunteer policies and complete the associated form and paperwork.

    Thank you for helping to keep our children safe!