Volunteering at Sampson Elementary


At Sampson, we are proud to welcome all families, caregivers and guardians, whether working inside or outside of the home, to come explore the ways one can volunteer and support our Stallion family!


Click "Sign Ups"  to select committees you are interested in serving on this year.


Check out the list below and if you have any questions email us at sampsonpto@gmail.com



The purpose of the Sampson Beautification Committee is to clean up and refresh the flower beds on school property. The Beautification Team needs your help to keep our campus looking fabulous! Volunteer opportunities include helping with a Clean Sweep Day on a designated Saturday at the beginning and end of the school year. This will include several maintenance projects such as cleaning out the beds, pruning back the shrubs, and sprucing up the existing flower beds.



This committee is focused on  supporting the boosterthon fun run to help raise money for the school!  Volunteers are needed at each grade level to help the day of the run, Oct 31st.  Volunteers are also needed to organize daily prizes that will be given away during lunch the week prior to the event. This is an easy way to get involved.



BINGO night is such a fun family event in February!  This committee will work together to coordinate tickets, food, prizes and more. This is a great event to meet new friends, work with local businesses, and interact with the Sampson teachers!


JA BizTown is a 5th grade program that combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.


The Imagination Garden is a special part of our 2nd and 3rd Grade science program.  On garden days, 2nd and 3rd Graders work in the garden where they learn how to grow vegetables from seed, care for crops organically and how to enjoy the harvest!  All lessons are prepared and delivered, to our teachers by Ms. Stephanie Baker with Ready To Grow Gardens. These lessons are in line with science curriculum objectives set by the district and the school.  Whether you have a green thumb or a black one, the garden is always in need of volunteers to help ensure the success of the garden with tasks such as watering, pruning and weeding.  Shifts are only an hour long, and little ones are welcome.  Volunteers are also needed to help out with special projects like the “Salad Party Day” where students discover the joy of eating fresh veggies from their own garden!  



grant writer

In an effort to recruit grant money to support playground and other campus updates, we request the support of a volunteer capable to mine and apply for grant requests beginning immediately, Summer 2023


Health and welfare clinic

Our Sampson clinic can see more than 70 students daily, and PTO provides volunteers to work in the clinic with Nurse Alms.  Many commit to a weekly or bi-weekly time block, but we also need substitutes available.  Clinic Volunteers help students get in and back to class as efficiently as possible.  They assist with paperwork, temperature taking and basic first aid. This year we will also be hosting a clothes drive to keep the nurse stocked with outfits for students who need an extra set to change into. 


There is also a 3 day Hearing and Vision screening each Fall.  Volunteers are needed, both certified (to assist with the actual screening) and non-certified (to assist with moving the classes through the process smoothly).

Junior achievement

JA is a volunteer-delivered, K-12 program that empowers young people to own their economic success.  It fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school.


Volunteers attend one JA Orientation Meeting (only once, EVER)!  Then they pick up the FULLY DEVELOPED kit that has the curriculum written out and all the materials needed.  Using these provided materials, present (5) 20-30 minute sessions to a class of students. (Volunteer schedules these with the classroom teacher so it can be flexible with his/her schedule).  We are so grateful for the volunteers that allow us to bring this program to Sampson!

K.i.s.s Dance coodinators

This committee will work together to coordinate tickets, food, prizes and more for this years K.I.S.S. Dance. This is a great event to meet new friends, work with local businesses, and interact with the Sampson teachers!


Volunteer responsibilities include assisting our Librarian, Mrs. Maddan, and students on a regularly scheduled weekly basis, and assisting with all Library fundraisers.  If a weekly commitment is more than you can be available, we welcome any time you can help us in the Library and with Library activities!

Music & arts

As a music volunteer, duties may include working side by side with Mrs. Applewhite for various classroom needs and especially in preparation for the 1st, 3rd and 5th grade music programs throughout the year.  Creative tasks might include collecting supplies to create props, creating backdrops for musical programs and performances, and helping with winter and year-end choir parties.


Room parent responsibilities include but aren't limited to: classroom correspondence and support for special events, attending and assisting with Field Day (Oct.27), and coordinating teacher gifts. Those who are PTO members and in good standing within PTO will be randomly chosen for each class where there is more than one interest. NOTE: beginning this year when you volunteer to be a room parent, it's with understanding it can be for any one of your student(s) at Sampson. There will not be any preferences taken.

sampson social 

Help us organize a back to school event for Sampson families. You will be working on a committee to solicit donations and introduce new friends to the Sampson teachers! This committee will also assist in recruiting dads for Watch DOGS.

Science resource center

This little space isn't enough to hold SRC!  We welcome all volunteers to come participate in our science special demonstrations to nurture curiosity and stimulate interest and motivation! 


Check out the SRC Info page for all the details.

Spirit days and nights

Throughout the school year, Sampson PTO will partner with a local business to offer a product and Sampson receives a portion of the proceeds. This committee will help work to facilitate those spirit days or nights with the local business and recruit any volunteers needed. 

spirit shop

The spirit shop is proud to serve our Sampson community of families, students, faculty and staff, by providing spirit wear and other school-supporting products.  We set up a booth during the lunch periods 3 times a year, as well as at Meet the Teacher.  The spirit shop goal is to be an educational, fun and positive experience for the students.

Staff appreciation

We love our teachers and staff, and this committee coordinates several lunches and events during the school year to show them our appreciation!  We will have sign ups available for ways to contribute to these special treat days and lunches, whether by contributing to the food or contributing your time!  This committee also puts together some fun gifts and prizes for Teacher Appreciation week in May.


Each year there are hundreds of images captured to help us tell the story of your child’s school year.  This committee is in need of grade level photographers who can come come in for various events throughout the year and ensure all of our grades are thoroughly featured in the book.  


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