Volunteer Opportunities

Everything we do is reliant on the volunteers who give their time.  We have opportunities both big and small.  Remember, if you don't have the ability to sign up for a specific task, your voice is always welcomed at our monthly PTO meetings (the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm.)

Playground Volunteer (Ongoing)

A great opportunity to help.  Volunteers are needed from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM to supervise the playground.

September 6-16 Sign-up 

September 19-30 Sign-up


Classroom Reps (Ongoing)

Are you looking for a way to help out our amazing VHE teachers and your child’s class? We need 2 Reps for EACH class to:

  • Help coordinate families for teacher/staff appreciation and other support activities (e.g., group gifts)

  • Help with parent communication (send occasional emails)

  • Facilitate social opportunities/virtual community for students and classroom families (if interested)

  • Attend PTO meetings and share important info with classroom families (as able)

Classroom Reps are the glue that helps our classroom communities stick together. It’s a great way to get to know your teachers and the other families in the class. There is flexibility to do what works best for you and we give you support to make it easy and rewarding. Plus it’s always more fun with a partner!  You can support our teachers and our Hedgie community by signing up to be a Classroom Rep. Estimated time commitment: 1-3 hours per month. Grandparents and other adult family members welcome!


Please sign up at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084dafa92fa57-vanhise


After School Classes 

We are looking for a lead (or two) to help organize after school classes in 2022-2023. It is helpful if at least one lead can be available at the end of the school day – at least the first week or two of each session – to help with the logistics of getting kids and staff to the right rooms.


After school classes offer an opportunity for kids and staff to spend a little more time on campus sharing new experiences and meeting new friends. They offer parents a little extra time before picking kids up at the end of the day, a little added income to staff, and raise funds for the PTO.


We have a software system available to help with sign-up, payments, and coordination. We have former parents familiar with the tool who can help onboard.


Please contact prez@vanhisepto.org if interested or for more information.


Call for Artists 

With the new playground, we have a blank canvas (the new blacktop) ready for some color and creativity.


We have some ideas to add more opportunities for physical and creative play, but we need your help. Do you like to paint or craft? Let us know. We’re hoping to roll up our sleeves on an upcoming weekend.


Contact the PTO at prez@vanhisepto.org if interested, or if you have access to paints and tools that you might be willing to share.


Check Volunteer Status

Here are the steps to see your volunteer status. 

Go to - https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/partnerships/volunteering

In the purple box on the right - 

  • Click “Application in Volunteer Tracker”

  • Sign in

Under MyProfile - You should be able to see your status as “Approved”

If you see anything other than “Approved” Please read the information on the volunteer page and follow the instructions.


Board Positions

We have several open board positions that we are looking to fill. Please let us know if you are interested in learning more about any of the following roles: 

Fundraising Chair - Lead the Direct Appeal Campaign; coordinate with local restaurants to host restaurant nights; the previous chair is available to onboard  

At Large - 2 openings - Help with events and sub-committees throughout the year