In order to support the 44 local units in our Council, a number of 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 8/30/2023.

Board Officer Positions

  • Secretary
  • VP of FACE — The job of the VP of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is to provide support, ideas and models of inclusion to local PTAs so that all families feel welcome and engaged in their school communities. LWPTSA Council’s FACE VP supports the following committees and projects: Parent Education, Special Education, and at least one district-wide community event.
  • Programs VP
  • Area VPs (3) — 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 manages 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.

Chairperson Positions

  • Awards Co-Chairs
  • DEI Chair*
  • Family Education (Formerly “Parent Education”) Chair
  • 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.
  • Special Education Chair(s)

* 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.
  • Scholarship Committee — Assist with running Council’s annual scholarship program. Time commitment is through May.
  • 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.