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“The meaning of life is to find your gift.

The purpose of life is to give it away.”

— William Shakespeare

There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Ponderosa PTA.  Just let us know what types of activities you are available for (ex: at home projects, class projects, PTA Meetings, etc.). We will then contact you when opportunities are available. You are always welcome to contact us to find out what you can help with! Visit our Facebook page!

2018-2019 Volunteer Questionnaire - Please print out and turn into the front office or to your child’s teacher.


Please remember that you must be registered with VITAL Online to volunteer in the classrooms and for certain school activities. 


Many Hands Make Light Work


Logging Your Volunteer Hours (including PTA meetings)

Please make sure you log all your volunteer hours; this includes projects that you work on at home.

 It is important that everyone track their hours as we can use this to secure funding for school projects through grants and other financial assistance.  

 Adding Hours From The Kiosk at School

  1. Scan your name badge
  2. Click "Go to the Kiosk Options Menu’.
  3. Select "Log Hours"

Adding Hours From Home

  1. Visit the VITAL Online website to sign in using the username and password you set up when registering and filling out the background check:
  2. Under the "Volunteer" tab, click on “Hours.”
  3. Scroll down on the page, to "General School Activities” and you'll see that there is a place where you can log hours with a date, time, comments (description of what you did) and hours volunteered.  You should also be able to see any hours that you have already logged and make any corrections if you find any errors.
  4. Under the "My Opportunities" you can click on an event that is either ongoing that you are volunteering for, such as "Classroom Help" or a specific event that has already occurred like "Ice Cream Social" or "PTA Meeting" and you can log your hours and add any specific comments such as "Mr. Doe’s reading groups" if you helped in the classroom w/ reading groups.  This is helpful if you forgot to log your hours.
  5. Feel free to explore around on the website to see that you can also look at other opportunities, pick those activities that you'd like to help with, etc.  You can also update your volunteer info and profile from here, look at VITAL news re: volunteers, see announcements and many other things. 
  6. If that’s too wordy go here for a video.

Need Help?

Volunteer Training Opportunities 

Thompson School District Volunteer Handbook

Please email Ponderosa’s Vital Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Gebhardt, with any questions regarding logging volunteer hours.