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If you would like to become a RISD volunteer, please complete and submit our online application form:

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For business or community organization applications, please contact the district community liaison at 469-593-0307 or

Volunteers in RISD make a difference daily. Each year, volunteers share their talents in many ways, from tutoring one child to assisting in decisions that affect all students. The Richardson school district involves parents, community members and business representatives in determining its direction at the district level, in individual schools and in the classroom.

Opportunities Within Individual Schools

Booster Clubs
- Obligations vary according to school and organization supported. However, fundraising and participation at events and trips are usually components.
Chaperones - Help to ensure student safety at school sponsored events.
Clerical - Assist office personnel, assist in the clinic, shelve library books, etc.
Contest Judge - Judge student projects such as Science Fair, Spelling Bee, and Invention Convention.
Greeter - Welcome visitors, assist with directions and provide visitors with badges.
Local School Council - Collaborate with school staff to analyze school data and monitor campus goals throughout the year. Meetings are scheduled by the school and require attendance three to four times during the school year.
Translator - Translate verbal and written communication to parents.
Tutor - Provide academic help for students weekly in a one-on-one setting or in small student groups.
Other opportunities as needed

Opportunities Districtwide

Textbook Adoption Committee - Review and recommend textbooks for adoption.
District Competition Judges - Judge student activities such as Mock Trial, Academic Decathlon, etc.
Budget Review Teams - Review district budget and provide suggestions to the Board of Trustees for consideration.
Calendar Elector Committee - Provides suggestions on school calendar options.
Special Project Committees - Designated by the superintendent to address specific issues.
Other opportunities as needed

PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Opportunities

Book Fair - Fundraiser to support PTA scholarships. Volunteers collect and sort donated used books for sale.
Clothes Closet
Contest Judges - Judge student projects such as Cultural Arts contest, etc.
Council of PTAs - Governing body of the RISD Parent Teacher Association. Membership includes PTA presidents from each school, elected council members, school principals and appointed council delegates from each school.
Room Parent - Hosts classroom celebrations, assist with classroom activities as requested by the teacher.
Supply Sales
Student Safety and Health
Additional activities as determined by each local PTA.

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Richardson, Texas 75081
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