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Volunteer Needs for PTO Committees and Events

We have many volunteer opportunities throughout the year with various commitment levels that can fit your work and family’s schedule. The PTO offers special project committees (for example, Development, Spring Carnival, Books Fairs) and committees with ongoing needs through the year (for example, Nature Center, School Library, and ROE Spirit Store).

Please consider sharing your time with River Oaks Elementary for one or more of these opportunities.  Sign up online if you are interested in any of these opportunities!   If you have questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator(s) at, or the individual(s) in charge of the event/opportunity at the email addresses posted below.  We would be happy to answer any questions you have and we look forward to working with you!  If you have any special skills, employment or interests you would like to share as a resource, please let us know.

Please remember that every year all volunteers in HISD need to be registered through VIPS.  Even if you had an active VIPS account during the previous school year and had registered as a River Oaks Elementary volunteer, you still need to register at; once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email; once your background check is completed, you will receive a status email; lastly you need to present an ID at the front desk to be re-activated this year.   Once you are CLEARED to volunteer, you are eligible to volunteer throughout HISD.

Affinity Programs

Help with coordinating the Box Top and other collection events that raise money for ROE

Barnes and Noble Fall Book Fair

Come help us greet our ROE families and provide book fair information at Barnes & Noble located in the River Oaks Shopping Center on West Gray in the Fall. Keep an eye out for our on-campus book fair in the spring!!

Dads Club

Join the club and meet other ROE Dads, provide support at various ROE events and attend special Dads Club nights


Help with the online auction, annual fund, and corporate grants/foundations

Earth Day

Fun and family oriented outdoor event at the ROE Nature Center

Library Help

Help keep the library organized for our kids at your convenience

Spirit Store

Organize and sell ROE spirit items at specific PTO events

Yearbook Volunteers

Ongoing help needed with taking pictures, tagging names, school wide events coverage, layout, editing, and sales

Nature Center

Ongoing help needed with gardening and handy work

School Picture Days

Help coordinate students and paperwork on the assigned individual and classroom picture days

Spring Book Fair

Help with setup, restocking, sales and promotions at the onsite book fair

Spring Carnival

Fun and games for the whole family

ROE Directory

Update data, help with the layout and administrative help

School Supplies Orders/Processing (May-August)

Help with pre-orders and distribution to the classrooms

PTO Website and Communications

Work with the website coordinator to update and maintain the PTO website

General Volunteers

Be on our email “shout out” list to help when possible throughout the year.   Your name may be sent to committee chairs when they need extra help at events

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