Volunteer opportunities

Lyseth School is a special and successful place due to our many volunteers.  We depend greatly upon the generous contributions that volunteers make every year and our students benefit as well.  

New Volunteers: Lyseth welcomes parents to volunteer and be part of your child's school experience. If you are a new volunteer you will need to complete a Volunteer Application on-line at Volunteer form or go to the PPS website, click on Community Engagement, click on Volunteer in our Schools  where you will find the Volunteer Application.  It takes a couple of weeks to process the forms and you will receive an email once it's complete.

Returning Volunteers: PPS has revised their volunteer procedure and ask that all volunteers be re-screened every 3 years.  Again, please follow the instructions above to access the Volunteer Application.  Once your information has been updated, you will receive an email. If you are not sure whether it's been 3 or more years that you completed the Volunteer Form, please contact Sylvie Montello, our Community Coordinator, to check.  She can be reached at montes@portlandschools.org.   Thank you for your support! 

Below are some of the volunteer opportunities available at our school:

School Based
Help in the Classroom
Tutor one-on-one in reading, writing or math
Chaperone on field trips
Help out in the library or art room or computer lab
Share a special talent with a classroom
Read a-loud to a classroom
Bulletin Boards
Wee Deliver Mail Program
School Banking Program
At Home

Bake/cook for events
Collect General Mills Box Tops for Education
Clerical work for your child’s teacher
Phone other parents for classroom events
Join the PTA
Welcome Back Event     
Enrichment Committee      
Talent Show           
Teacher Appreciation Week      
Health Screening       
School Fair
Field Day
We are always seeking help with the following supplies:
Photocopy paper, pencils, crayons, markers, rulers, pencil cases, glue sticks, scissors,
notebooks, 3-ring binders, backpacks, lunch boxes, books for all reading levels k-5,
art supplies, paper plates, napkins, cups, tissue boxes and hand sanitizers.