In order to support the 44 local units in our Council, many volunteers are needed. Below are some of the volunteer opportunities that are currently available for the 2023-2024 PTA year. If you have questions please contact our current Council president, Kristen Dorwin, at President {at} LWPTSA.net. This page was last updated on 2/27/2024.

Executive Committee Positions

  • Area VPs (2)* — Each Area VP (AVP) serves as a key liaison between the Council board and the local PTAs that fall within their assigned areas, and represents their PTAs’ interests to Council’s board. (Find our open AVP positions and the PTAs that each AVP covers on our Board of Directors page.) AVPs ensure that local PTAs in their areas are apprised of relevant Council, State and National PTA news and events, and likewise, reports on their PTAs’ highlights to Council’s board and membership.
  • Family and Community Engagement (FACE) VP* — The FACE VP serves on the Council board, providing support, ideas and models of inclusion to local PTSAs so that all families feel welcomed, part of, and engaged in their school communities. This individual oversees and supports our Family Education (formerly Parent Education) and Special Education Group (SEG) programming, working closely with Council’s Family Education and SEG Chairs throughout the school year. The FACE VP also interfaces with the school district to share ideas about how our two organizations can strengthen family/community engagement in a collaborative way. In support of this goal, the FACE VP manages the joint Council–LWSD yearly welcome event for new and international families.

Chairperson Positions

  • Membership Chair* — The Membership Chair works with Council board members to determine Council’s membership goal for the year, and monitors progress toward that goal with local PTAs throughout the year. Each fall, this chair reaches out to local PTAs’ presidents and membership chairs to facilitate support with using memberplanet, WSPTA’s membership database. Tracks achievement and progress toward various WSPTA membership level awards.

* Indicates Council Board of Directors role

Other Volunteer Positions

These positions are an excellent way to learn more about various Council programs and can serve as a stepping stone to future leadership positions if desired.

  • Newsletter Editor — Work with the Communications VP, President and other board officers and committee chairs to compile and edit Council’s weekly e-newsletters, Weekly Waves and Currents. Also works with the Secretary to maintain subscriber database. Familiarity with the Mailchimp content platform and graphic editing tools is helpful but not required. Requires a keen eye for details and fact-checking skills.
  • Social Media Editor — Coordinate with Communications VP and other board members and committee chairs to publish timely and engaging promos and news on Council’s social media platforms throughout the academic year. Monitor partner communications to curate content to share. Assist with comment moderation and directing inquiries as needed.