If you've ever been on the board of a nonprofit, you know that volunteer led organization work can be very fulfilling- and in high demand.
We have a large mission to fulfill, in a large county. We invite you to join us not only members, but as volunteers so we can represent all voices. To that is a team effort, and there is a place for you on our team!
See the current or ongoing opportunities below and consider being a part of this work in a new way.
VOLUNTEER WITH FCCPTA
CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
As a large nonprofit organization, we are always looking to add leadership to our team. Whether its an officer role that is vacant, or a new initiative we are looking to support, check below for open positions and then complete the interest form if you are interested in volunteering to support public education in Fairfax County!
Vice- President, Advocacy
Officer description: Act as aide to the president; In designated order, perform the duties of the president in the absence or inability of that officer to act; Serve as 2nd vice president; Serve as Advocacy Chair.; Coordinate council efforts in the advocacy areas of budgetary, education and legislation for both the Fairfax County Public School Districts and Commonwealth of Virginia; Monitor and coordinate council efforts with Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia Department of Education, and United States Department of Education on public policy; Review state and national PTA advocacy initiatives; Provide action alerts for council positions; Perform other delegated duties as assigned.
This chair serves to: monitor activities pertaining to the FCPS instructional plan, including the School Board Governance, Operational Expectations, Interpretations & Indicators, Monitoring Reports, Operating Plan, Standards of Learning (SOL), SOL Assessments, and community involvement in the FCPS curriculum and evaluation process; Provide in-depth studies, as authorized by the Executive Board, on specific educational issues; Committee consists of special interest topics and coalitions within FCPS (i.e. 2E).
Your role is to help local units effectively ask their community to be a part of PTA. You will share resources, ideas, answer questions, and build relationships with local units, all in the name of supporting our strength in numbers.
This chair works to: promote Council Awards for local units in good standing; Chair committee to review applications for criteria, oversee judging, and presentation of awards
Your role is to promote Council Grants for local units in good standing; Develop criteria and theme for each school year; Chair committee to review applications for criteria, oversee judging, and presentation of awards.
SCHOOL BOARD CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES
Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC)
Represents FCCPTA on the MSAOC- an FCPS School Board Committee; MSAOC monitors the implementation of FCPS programs, policies, and strategies that affect minority student achievement, provides an assessment and consults with minority parent community to keep them informed of these efforts; This committee advocates for minority student achievement by identifying, reviewing, and assessing issues affecting minority student academic achievement within the policies, curriculum, practices, and procedures of FCPS.
The committee’s responsibilities also include: making appropriate recommendations to the School Board; reviewing strategies and proposing solutions for closing the achievement gap; evaluating progress towards goals set by the School Board for closing the achievement gap; and ensuring outreach to parents and guardians about resources available through FCPS. https://www.fcps.edu/committee/minority-student-achievement-oversight-committee-msaoc
We are in need of FCCPTA ambassadors for the following pyramids: Lewis, Madison, Marshall, South County, Centreville, Edison, McLean and Oakton. Ambassadors foster closer connections with local units, provide support, update on issues and share information.
See Ambassador Program page for more about the role, open pyramids, and contact information, and fill out the volunteer interest form below if you are able to join our team!
Nominations Committee Member
We need one (possibly two) volunteers to serve on our nominations committee. You will be part of an amazing and fun team who identifies and approaches our next leadership team.
Scholarship Committee Members
This committee works with the scholarship chair to promote the FCCPTA scholarship program, create scholarship program operations, and award scholarships to five deserving FCPS students!
Calendar Committee Members
This is a new committee who will advise us how we can best plan our work with a deeper understanding of religious and cultural holidays. This group will also work closely with our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair so we can incorporate this knowledge beyond the calendar. Students are highly desired to get involved (and get community service hours).
DROP IN PROJECT SUPPORT:
As a local nonprofit with over 25 board members, and 168 local units, and tens of thousands of members, our to-do list is never ending. We know if can be hard to commit to a leadership role, but you want to support our mission. We are always looking for volunteers to take on one-time projects, or even parts of a project for a few hours.
Are you an excellent Excel user? A website wiz? Great with internet research, have an attention to details to work on our outreach lists or a writer who can compile resources for local leaders? We'd be happy to have you on your own schedule, working independently. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Students- don't forget FCCPTA when looking for nonprofit organizations for your community service hours. We need your voice, your ideas, your know how.