• In addition to supporting students and staff at Capitol Hill through our fundraising efforts, we have many volunteer opportunities for parents, grandparents and friends of Capitol Hill students to get involved! Most of of these positions can be done from home, and don’t require any daytime commitment!  Please let us know at ptochair.capitolhill@gmail.com if you are interested in helping! 


    Lost and Found Coordinators: 1 or 2 helpers needed to sort through the items, keep tidy in the nurse's office, and take to Goodwill when overflowing with unclaimed things.

    Fall Family Movie Night with LOTS of general help volunteers: Friday, October 11 is our annual fall community building event. There are 2 movies showing simultaneously, one for the elementary school and one for the middle school.  We need help selling concessions and general crowd control.  

    PTO Volunteer Coordinator: Anticipate volunteer needs of PTO and recruit volunteers to fill needs; assist in compiling volunteer interest at beginning of year; arrange for volunteer signups on SignUpGenius, Facebook, and CH website; update volunteer database as needed throughout the year. (30 minutes to 1 hour a week, perhaps more during Give to the Max Day, Apex Fun Run, and Spring Carnival times.) 

    Mary Frankson and Christina Pierce - MIA: Art Adventure “Picture People”: Help parent coordinators bring art and culture out of the museum and into the classroom with this program from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Picture People" will present works of art to grades 1-4, in advance of their field trips to MIA in fall and spring. (approximately 6 hours total, includes training by MIA.) Find more info and sign up to help on the Art Adventure page here.

    BoxTops for Education: Collect the BoxTops from the office, package them, and sent them in for $$. Simple. (less than 1 hour a week)

    Give to the Max Day Coordinator: Responsible for maintenance of CH PTO donation page on GiveMN website, and the promotion of Give to the Max Day, a statewide day of giving happening this year on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (approximately 5-8 hours)

    Scholastic Book Fair - Chair(s): Volunteers are needed for our annual “Pop and Shop” Scholastic Book sale. Scholastic provides everything we need except people-power. Volunteers would be responsible for coordination and running of the sale during evening conferences in March. (approximately 12-16 hours, all in March) 

    Teacher Conference and Staff Appreciation Breakfast Meal coordinator: Coordinate meals for our hardworking teachers and staff during evening conferences in November and March and breakfast in May.  (approximately 10 -12 hours) 
    Teacher Conference and Staff Appreciation Breakfast Meal Providers - SUPER EASY! We need folks to sign-up and help bring food to feed our teachers and staff at conference time and for the staff appreciation breakfast.  It may be store bought, made at home, or from a restaurant.

    Abby Heuckendorf - Doing Good Together - Chair(s): Our spring family service fair features a series of stations that families cycle through, with each producing a different good that is then donated to specific in-need organizations.  In the past we’ve made sandwiches for Dorothy Day, art kits for Children’s Hospital, toys for shelter animals, and more! Its fun, and instills a sense of social responsibility, an invaluable gift to our children.
    Celebration of Community/Silent Auction: On-going throughout the year and event in Feb 2020This is a fabulous off-site, adult only fundraising event for the school. Volunteers are needed for planning on several committees throughout the year, as well as working at the event. **Seeking chairpersons for sub-committees this year as well as a main chairperson for next year.

    This is a fun-filled celebration of games, activities, food and raffles held in April. It is one of the highlights of the school year! Volunteers are needed for planning and coordination of the event. This school wide event relies on participation from the entire school community. Volunteers can help with the planning on one of several sub-committees or help the day of: 60-75 Volunteers are needed for 2 hour shifts the night of the event.

    Capitol Hill Family Directory: This group works on promoting the directory to the school community and facilitating understanding of how to use the directory. They collaborate with our staff to verify family entries are accurate.