The PTA is currently looking for volunteers in the following areas.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email

After-School Activities Coordinator - work with after-school vendors to schedule and coordinate after-school programs for RPES children.  Coordinate room availability and schedules with front office staff/administration, add activity information to our website, promote after school activities on Facebook, and via the RPES newsletter, communicate with the ICB (this will be explained to you). 

Latino/a Diversity & Outreach Committee - this volunteer opportunity is open to as many parents as are interested!  This committee would meet on a semi-regular basis to discuss issues of importance to the Latino/a community at Ritchie Park, provide outreach to other parents in the community to increase community involvement, and share priorities/advice to the PTA board to promote inclusivity for all parents and communities within the PTA.  Members would/could also assist with providing Spanish translation services during PTA meetings, translating PTA flyers, and newsletters.

Bylaws Committee - a committee of several people (number TBD) will need to be formed this year to update our PTA bylaws.  This committee will review the current bylaws and consult with current and past board members to determine any changes that need to be made.  Proposed bylaws will be submitted by the committee to the PTA Board, and then will be voted on by full membership.  The Bylaws committee will be responsible for consulting with the MD State PTA to ensure that our bylaws conform with State PTA guidelines. Once updates are voted on and approved by the board, the committee will be responsible for ensuring that the approved bylaws get submitted to the MD State PTA.

Volunteer Coordinator - assist event chairs in getting volunteers to assist at events.  Check in with Board members about additional volunteer needs and work to fill vacant volunteer positions.

Flyer Designer & Distributor(s) - design flyers for PTA events and programs; make copies at the school and place copies in teacher boxes when needed.

Fundraising Volunteers - assist the VP of Fundraising in various fundraising efforts and events (ex. direct donation drive, box top collection, silent auction, etc).

PTA Meeting Snack Donations - we are looking for volunteers willing to donate food (water, cookies, fruit/veggies, etc) for parents to eat during our monthly PTA meetings. If interested, please email to specify which month(s) you would like to bring food.  Thank you for your generous in-kind donation!

PTA Event Volunteers - assist Event Chair(s) with tasks on the day of an event.  Day-of volunteers are needed for the following events: Back to School Picnic, Pizza Bingo Night, Book Fair, Storytelling Night, Variety Show, Cultural Heritage Night, Music & Dance Night, Skate Night, Community Service Night, Arts & Sciences Night, Staff Appreciation Week.  Please specify if there is an event for which you are interested in assisting!