How to Volunteer

**Click here for details on the two Volunteer Orientation sessions to be held the week of 8/30/21.**

Would you like to get involved? Well, we would LOVE to have you! It is our goal to enable all parents to make their child super proud by helping with a PTA activity at school. If every parent does #justonething during the school year, it will make a BIG IMPACT at Waverly Park.

The PTA is responsible for many events throughout the school year and we invite you to join us. However, none of these events would be possible without continuous volunteer involvement. While volunteering is certainly not a requirement of PTA membership, members are welcome and encouraged to volunteer as it will most assuredly benefit the children, school, and the community. We have involvement opportunities for all schedules, availability, and interests, both at school and from home. We greatly appreciate everyone who puts in time and effort to help keep Waverly Place a great school to send our children.

Please follow these steps to begin the volunteer process.

STEP 1: Complete the Volunteer Form and return it to the office. You may also directly contact the 2021-2022 Volunteer Chair, Roxanne Rios, with any questions.

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Let us know what you're interested in helping with, your availability, your preferred method of contact (call, text, email), etc.

STEP 2: Create an account with Raptor, the FWISD's volunteer management system. It only takes 5-10 minutes! In order to ensure the safety of our children, every volunteer within the FWISD will need to create an online Raptor account and have a background check completed in order to volunteer in our schools. This must be done BEFORE you may actually volunteer at Waverly Park and is required to be completed annually.

Raptor is easy to use and has many features that will enhance your volunteer experience.

    • Application, consent to background check, and orientation located in one place

    • Ability to manage your own volunteer profile, including changing your school of choice or adding a school

    • Convenient access to all volunteer opportunities in any FWISD school

    • Ability to sign up for opportunities electronically and easily from any electronic device (phone, tablet, desktop, etc.)

    • Weekly email to inform you about volunteer opportunities that match your interests

    • Ability to track service hours

How to Create Your Raptor Account

    1. Click this link: https://www.fwisd.org/Page/360

    2. Click on "Apply Now" on the right hand side of the screen.

    3. Fill out the fields in the "Fort Worth ISD Application."

      • NOTE: When creating an account, you must use your legal name as it appears on your current photo identification (not a nickname).

    4. Upload, a copy of your photo identification (choose from the list provided on the application) and Submit your application.

    5. You will receive an email from Raptor upon submitting your application and again notifying you of the results of the application process.

    6. NEED HELP? Please contact Alma Pohler, FWISD Volunteer Specialist, at 817-814-2973 or alma.pohler@fwisd.org.

STEP 3: Complete this short FWISD volunteer orientation (once approved as a volunteer): https://www.fwisd.org/Page/20081

STEP 4: Volunteer opportunities at your school will typically be communicated your PTA or school via social media, Group Me, or flyers. I n some cases, you may also be contacted directly by PTA if you've expressed specific interest in assisting with a particular opportunity. FWISD-wide volunteer opportunities will be emailed by FWISD and may also be found here: https://www.fwisd.org/Page/26957.

Some examples of Waverly Park PTA volunteer opportunities include:

    • Room Parent

    • Picture Days

    • Book Fair

    • Fall Fundraiser

    • School Carnival and other special events

    • Selling spirit t-shirts before/after school

    • Helping to count money raised from t-shirt sales and other fundraisers

  • Preparing Valentine Grams

  • Or, sign up for a committee, chair, or officer position!