​​Year Long Volunteer Descriptions  

Room Parents: This is a great way to get involved and be a big part of your child's classroom experiences. Room Parents do a valuable job liaising between the teachers and parents of each class. You will communicate classroom needs from the teacher to the parents, collect items for special projects, organize parent volunteers for your class and collect money for teacher gifts during holidays and Teacher Appreciation Week in May. Kim Millien is the Parent Coordinator. 2018-2019 sign-up form

Gardens Chair & Volunteers:  Help keep our campus looking its best!  This fun group meets on a Saturday or Sunday in late fall and early spring to rake leaves, spread mulch, and plant.  Bring the kids and dig in! If interested in leading the Sanborn Garden please send an email to the Sanborn PTO at

Library Volunteers: Assist Ms. Cremin as a volunteer in the library during your child’s library time!  Check-in and check-out books, shelve books, and help children locate books.  You choose your schedule, one time, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, the commitment is up to you! 2018-2019 sign-up form

Literacy Volunteers:  Consider reading to/with a student once a week for 30 minutes during the school day – schedule is designed around our volunteers’ availability. Children of all ages need extra help with reading and comprehension and this is a wonderful way to share your love of books with a child! Please contact Lauren Leary at if you are interested in volunteering.

Cafeteria/Zero Waste Volunteers: The Zero Waste Team educates children about protecting our environment and supervises stations during lunch. At the end of the day they make sure rescued food gets placed into the refrigerators for donation.

1-Time Event Volunteers

Fall Family Fun Night: The event will be held outside on the school playground and is a night to welcome back our Sanborn families and host the Sanborn open house. This combined event is for Sanborn staff, students, and families in grades K-5 to meet and greet and kick off the start of a new school year. On the playground we will have (3) different bouncy houses, a mini-golf course, corn-hole, face painting and a tattoo station! With a new edition of Food Trucks this year! So bring your appetites there will be a bunch of yummy choice for you to choose from [families are responsible for purchasing their own food]. Stay tuned for more details to follow.

Spooky Fun Fair Volunteers: Co-chairs 
Kelly Barry, or Beth DeLeo This long-time favorite & successful fundraiser and school spirit event. Many volunteers are needed to help with setup/decorating, break-down, games, café....a Sign-up Genius will be available once we get closer to the event date.

Assistant Read-Along Coordinator: We are looking for 2 co-chairs to coordinate the Annual Community Read-Along.  This event is traditionally held during the National Education Week in November.  You will organize community leaders (politicians, firefighters, business owners and many more) to come to Sanborn and read to the children in their classrooms.  This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters.  It's a great way to get to know League members and Community Leaders from the town of Andover. Volunteers will:

  • Work with the Read-Along coordinators to organize the event.
  • E-mail potential readers, explain event and then follow up with a phone call.
  • Help to secure/confirm 18 Community Leaders as readers for the event.
  • Help welcome and coordinate the readers the day of the event.

This event is ideal for working parents or parents who would like to volunteer but need flexibility.  Phone calls and e-mails can be made from anywhere. 

Harvest Festival Volunteers: There are a variety of opportunities to assist Co-Chairs, to oversee packing of gift bags and the delivery of gift bags to Andover seniors; and assist with the hospitality event hosted for the special guest of the Harvest Festival Program. 

  • Gift bag packing
  • Gift bag delivery
  • Hospitality event 

Sweetheart Dance: Assist Co-Chairs with the decorations, set-up and break-down of this fun event. This is a  dance for girls & an important male in their life (i.e. Dad, Step-Dad, Grandfather, Guardian). The dance only occurs every other year, the next event will be in 2020.

Jr. Achievement Volunteers: Volunteer to teach JA to your child’s class (4-5 weeks, 1x/week, 45 minute lesson).  Volunteers are needed for all grade levels.  All materials and teaching guide are provided.  A great way to see your child’s class in action! Check out the program at

Book Fair Volunteers:  Assist Co-Chairs with Scholastic Book Fair for one week with set-up, break-down, re-stocking, sales, and helping children with purchases. 

Heritage Night: Assist Co-Chairs in planning, setup, serving food, and clean up. This event is designed to celebrate all the different heritages/cultures represented at our fabulous school.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon (May):  Volunteers opportunities include decorating staff room, supervising children during lunch and/or recess, and cleanup.  Lots of fun and very rewarding chance to thank our wonderful teachers & staff for all they do for our kids all year!

Art Show Volunteers: Assist Sanborn Art Teacher with the planning, setup, and break-down of the Art Show.  This event is held the same evening as the Ice Cream Social.  

Ice Cream Social Committee:  Assist with the organizing and hosting of this evening; including setup, assisting teachers in serving ice cream, and cleanup of playground and serving area.

Children’s Stage Adventure Parent Coordinator:  Assisted theChildren’s Stage Adventure staff to coordinate parent assistance to monitor practice, make-up and back-stage help during the show.


Did you know that research shows that your child can benefit from your active involvement in his or her school. ​Everything we do is based on volunteers, we encourage you to get involved!!​

The Sanborn PTO works hard to help make the school year both enjoyable and exciting for students, teachers, and parents. We are here to help students and staff by providing support for educational needs and to promote open communication between administration, teachers, and parents/guardians and to encourage Sanborn "Bulldogs" school spirit and pride.

The PTO uses its resources, both manpower and monetary, to support the efforts of the staff and to provide learning and enrichment opportunities for our children.

In order to make it easier for everyone to know who is managing each committee and what positions are still available visit the new PTO positions and sign-up by clicking the button below. It’s a wonderful investment that will produce lasting benefits.