Volunteers play a critical role in making the Echo Lake PTA programs and events successful. There are many opportunities to become involved and help make your child’s school a better place. You can volunteer mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends. You can volunteer at school or from home. You can volunteer weekly, monthly or just once all year. Whatever you can share will be greatly appreciated by the PTA and your children!

Want to help?

Are you looking to volunteer? We have many opportunities at Echo Lake and would love to have your help. Please contact us to get involved. We are happy to answer questions and even training if needed.

All parents participating in classroom and school activities must have a volunteer form on file. This is a county rule.

You can find the form here. They can be dropped off in the front office.

HCPS Required Volunteer From

We are happy to answer questions and even training if needed. If you are interested in helping in the office, library, or kindergarten lunch, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator and they can assist you.

Current Opportunities:

Check back in August for opportunities!

If you wish to volunteer as an office helper, please email our Office Helper Coordinator

Get involved with any of these!

  • After School Programs

    Help research and implement after school extra-curricular enrichment activities.  These activities happen twice a year and are a fun way to let students try new things at a low cost.

  • Destination Imagination

    Help the committee chair form multiple teams for this national program which promotes creativity, problem-solving and teamwork.  Parent participation is crucial in keeping this awesome program going.

  • Family Fun Night

    Each winter we host a family math or reading night during a winter month.  Stay tuned for more details, or get in touch if you would like to assist.  This is a family friendly evening where students will go through stations in each grade and have fun learning about math concepts or have a trivia night based on books.

  • Fifth Grade Event

    This event is held on an afternoon in the final week of school. Help with all aspects of planning an amazing event for our 5th graders. We’ll need party planners, volunteers to send in donations, solicit donations from local businesses, help with set up/clean up, chaperones, and much more! Contact us today to help get the planning started!

  • Fundraising

    Work with the VP of Fundraising to develop & implement a successful fundraising program for the school. This includes the Dolphin Fund, Original Artworks, and other opportunities throughout the year.

  • Green Team

    Water the garden, improve the environment in and around our school. Helps educate our young minds on the value of caring for our planet.  A child from each classroom is asked to be a part of this team

  • Heart to Heart Breakfast

    This is a fun multi-day event held in February for families to participate in. Help plan the menu & decorations, solicit donations from local businesses, organize ticket pre-sales, etc. We also need volunteers to help with registration, serving, set-up and clean-up.

  • Hospitality

    Help plan teacher and staff recognition events throughout the school year. Be part of the committee devising creative ways to say “thank you” to our amazing teachers. Volunteers are also needed to cook, bake or shop for breakfasts, lunches, treats and goodies throughout the year. 

  • Kindergarten Lunch Helper

    We offer parent help to assist the children in opening lunch items and giving them items they need such as silverware and napkins. Come help and see the joy in their faces and listen to them giggle with friends! Parents of any age student are welcome to assist.

  • Library Helper

    Our library staff can use your help! Help re-shelve books, help students in the library, and help the staff as needed with projects in the library. This is a fun way to stay connected behind the scenes. The students love seeing adults they know in the library. 

  • Membership

    Help us reach our goal of 100% membership, by helping at every general membership meeting (3rd Tuesday of the month) to check-in members, sorting & distributing membership cards, and maintaining a database of members.

  • Office Helper

    Want to help make copies for teachers? Assist in mailbox delivery? Our staff relies on parent help to keep the school going. This is a great behind the scenes way to be involved at Echo Lake.

  • Pumpkinpalooza

    This is a family friendly event in October. Help plan and organize ahead of time, coordinate the event the day of, or clean up after the event.

  • Reflections

    Many Echo Lake students participate in this national arts recognition & achievement program. This year's current theme is "Within Reach"  Help is needed in collecting submissions, judging, and with an awards ceremony. We have had children place as high as the state level in recent years!

  • Room Parents

    Each classroom has a head room parents, helpers & volunteers – you can be involved in your child’s classroom at any level you feel comfortable from planning activities in the classroom.  The school holds seasonal events in the fall, winter, and spring.  Teachers may also opt to have an end of year celebration with their class.  We strive to do a community service project with many of these events to keep the children involved in their community outside of the school.  

  • Spirit Wear

    Echo Lake Dolphins love to show their pride by wearing their school colors & other fun items. Help research the latest styles and work with local vendors to provide exciting spirit wear opportunities. Volunteer and help this committee collect orders, sort & distribute items, etc.

  • Talent Show

    The talent show is performed every other Spring.  We look forward to our next talent show in the Spring of 2018. Want to help out? Contact us today!

  • Watch D.O.G.S.

    This national program encourages dads and other significant males in our students life to volunteer time just to be present at their child’s school (Watch D.O.G.S:  Dads Of Great Students.); volunteer just one day (or more) to be at the school helping students & staff as needed.  We would love to have your help!

  • Yearbook

    Help oversee the annual yearbook, photographing events and daily activities in the school throughout the year, coordinating orders and distributing the books. Volunteers are needed to take photos throughout the year at any & all school events.  We would love your help in this year long project.