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Volunteers Needed

Sakamoto PTO Volunteer Opportunities


Sakamoto students and teachers LOVE our volunteers whom we can not accomplish everything without.  Last year our parents donated 3,225 hours of classroom support. There are many ways to get involved with different time commitments.  If you are interested in any of these opportunities or more information, please email the Vice President of Volunteers, at  

You can also check out our PTO Sign-up corner for opportunities to help out at upcoming events.


Please note, the school district has updated its volunteer requirements making it even easier to help out at school.  Please check out the guide that's linked below or at the bottom of the page.  Short term volunteers less than 8 hours will not require district clearance!!  Please check out the guide and of course if you have questions we are here to help with a quick email to  Or please visit or contact your school office. In addition, you can contact our Human Resources Division at 408-227-8300 or email Elisabeth Navarro at

OGSD Volunteer Requirement Link.  


Art Auction Chairperson:

Responsible for Art Auction at Spring Open House.  Secure art pieces from each class at Sakamoto, facilitate auction and collect monies.


Art Vistas:  

Responsible for scheduling first through third grade Art Vistas lessons coordinating the master school calendar with Ms. Pam, Mr. Stevens, teachers and parent helpers.  Pull artwork for lessons and prepare materials needed for each art  hands-on lesson.  Recruit parent helpers from each grade/class.  Set up an Art Show at the end of the school year during Open House.



Work with the Principal to book 3 to 4 educational, motivational, multicultural, etc. assemblies per year coordinating with secretary, custodian and performers for necessary scheduling, room needs and equipment required.


Book Fair:

Sakamoto hosts a Fall Book Fair and Spring Buy One, Get One Book Fair.  Parents are needed to help set up, break down and assist (shifts) with sales.

Hospitality Chair:

Make sure the teachers and a staff lounge gets filled with snacks and refreshments.  Coordinate a room parent sign up to adopt the lounge for a week and contribute snacks/refreshments from their class using class funds. Coordinate a welcome back to school breakfast for teachers/staff. If the budget allows, try to do something for the holidays.


Project Cornerstone:

 Project Cornerstone is a parent engagement program where volunteers read each month to classes. Volunteers are trained, prepared to read a specially selected children’s book, and lead related activities/discussions in classrooms each month. 


Room Parent:  

Room Parents are the connection from classroom teacher to parents.  Room parents collect and distribute important communications/events that occur in the class and assist with parties, class art pieces, teacher gifts, luncheon, and the yearbook page.


Science Vista:  

Science Vista is a hands-on science laboratory experience for all students in grades Kindergarten through Sixth grade. Parent volunteers are welcome to assist in ANY lab for ANY grade or for ANY class.  Classroom management is a volunteer's primary role.


See’s Fundraiser: 

Responsible for setting up the Sakamoto's See’s Shop and promoting sales.


Spirit Wear:

Students, parents, and teachers love school spirit wear.  Spirit wear includes everything from wristbands to T shirts to sweatshirts and water bottles.  Volunteers are needed to assist with distribution during on site sale days and to assist coordinators as needed.


Spring Festival: 

Sakamoto’s Spring Festival is one of our biggest fundraising event.  Parents are needed to volunteer for everything from hanging advertising signs to handing out food to assisting with first aid.  The Spring Festival Coordinator has sub-committees and room for LOTS of volunteers.


Talent Show:  

Every year at the end of the school year, students can participate in the talent show.  Parents can help as needed.  A co-chair is needed.


Walk a Thon:  

Students participate in one of Sakamoto’s biggest fundraising events by walking/running laps at school to raise money for PTO.  Pledges are collected and prizes for most money raised/most laps run are awarded.   Parents are needed in all areas- donations, Curbside Crazy Days, marking laps for students, distributing waters/fruits post class lap time and cheering on students.  Day of volunteers typically work their classroom shift.



Yearbooks are always fun for students to collect and remember their school year.  The yearbook coordinator needs assistance throughout the school year as needed (collecting photos, distribution at the end of the year, etc)

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