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Volunteer Needs for PTO Committees and Events

Want to get involved? There are so many volunteer opportunities with various levels of commitment to fit your schedule!

Interested in helping with an event or only available during a certain time of the year?  Consider helping with an event such as Movie Night, Spring Carnival, Book Fair, Picture Day, Musical Costumes and Props or Fun Run.  Have a flexible schedule throughout the year?  Consider joining committees with ongoing needs like Nature Center, ROE Spirit Store or Yearbook. See the list below.

If you have questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinators at  We’ll happily answer any questions, and if you have any special skills or interests also please let us know!

Please remember that ALL volunteers in HISD must register EACH YEAR through VIPS! 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 EACH YEAR.  Once you are CLEARED to volunteer, you are eligible to volunteer throughout HISD for that year only.  Register today at

Affinity Programs

Help with collecting Box Tops, organizing Spirit Nights, and arranging other fundraising opportunities with community partners.

Annual Fund Community Challenge

Plan and organize this bi-annual neighborhood fundraising challenge.


Help the PTO as a financial auditor.

Back to School Activities

Help organize back to school events like the Roadrunner Rally and first day of school coffee.

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.

Corporate Underwriting and Sponsorships

Help secure underwriting and sponsorships for the PTO.

Dads Club

Help plan and organize fun events with other ROE dads, provide support at various ROE events and attend special Dads Club nights.


Help with the Annual Fund Campaign.

Earth Day

Help plan and organize this fun outdoor event at the ROE Nature Center.

Book Fair Family Night

Help plan and organize this fun, international-themed night.

Fun Run

Help plan and organize a morning of exercise fun for the whole family.

Library Help

Help keep the library organized for our kids at your convenience.

Marquee Chair

Manage the school’s marquee.

Movie Night

Help organize this fun evening for the whole family in the Fall.

Musicals Costumes and Props

Help coordinate and create costumes and props for student musicals.

Nature Center

Ongoing help needed with gardening, handy work, and events.

New Family Coordinator

Help families new to ROE learn about the school and the PTO.

Odyssey of the Mind

Help coordinate Odyssey of the Mind teams for ROE.

Online Auctions

Help coordinating the online auction in the Fall.

Online Directory

Help update the online directory in July-September.

PTO Website and Communications

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

ROE Directory

Update data and help with the layout and editing.

School Supplies Orders/Processing (May-August)

Help with pre-orders and distribution to the classrooms before school starts.

School Picture Days

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

Spirit Store

Help manage the ROE spirit store at events.

Spring Book Fair

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

Spring Carnival

Help organize this fun day for the whole family.

Spring Parent Social

Help organize, advertise, and coordinate the parent-teacher social in the Spring.

Yearbook Volunteers

Help by taking pictures, tagging names, covering school wide events, working on layout and editing and sales.

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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