Volunteer Opportunities

“The world is hugged by the faithful volunteers”      
 ~Everett Mámor


Oak Knoll Middle School always welcomes volunteers!  All volunteers must complete a Hanover County Volunteer Request Form each school year to be eligible to volunteer at Oak Knoll.   In addition, OKMS PTA requests a Volunteer Form be completed to identify the types of activities you would like to volunteer for.   Both forms should be completed and returned to Kim Burkhardt, PTA Volunteer Coordinator at guentermb@hotmail.com. 

Hanover County Volunteer Form    

 Upon arriving at school to volunteer, you must sign in at the computer and please remember to sign out.  Volunteer hours are only counted if the sign out process is completed.  Thank you!


There are many areas in which to volunteer throughout the year.  Below is a short description of some of the areas that volunteers are needed:


Teacher Helpers

  • Assist with special requests/projects from teachers

Art Helpers

  • Help set up art shows

  • Assemble bulletin boards for teachers with instruction from our Bulletin Board Committee

  • PTA Reflections

  • Arts & Science Festival Host

Drama Department Helpers

  • Assist Ms. Boyd in various areas with the school play


  • Collect and tally sales

  • Hand out prizes to the students


  • Set-up or clean-up for PTA General Membership Meetings

  • Assist with special events for the staff

Library Helpers

  • Reading to classes

  • Shelving books

  • Taking inventory

  • Reading Olympics Coaches

  • Book Fair Helpers for fall or spring sale

Office Helper

  • This is a morning position from 8:15 – 10:30 where you would greet/assist visitors and answer the phone lines.

Silent Auction

  • Contribute items

  • Solicit items or services from local businesses

  • Help to organize and run the auction


  • Accompany students and teachers on field trips

Student Dances and Special Programs

  • Chaperone school dances

  • Help set-up or clean-up for dances or special programs

  • Provide snacks

8thGrade Committee for End of Year Celebration

  • Planning all aspects of the 8th grade dance

Volunteer Committee Representative

  • Represent different subcommittees under volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Oak Knoll.  Please note that we also welcome grandparents who may want to volunteer.  If you have any questions, please contact Kim Burkhardt, PTA Volunteer Coordinator@ guentermb@hotmail.com .