Help out at Hillcrest
Please find time in your busy schedule to volunteer at Hillcrest. If every family put in only 16 hours of volunteer time over the course of the whole school year, the results would be phenomenal! Just think, that’s only 2 hours per month – and it makes such a big difference.
Helping out can be as simple as typing something up, making a few calls, or using your creativity to move a project along. When you help at Hillcrest, you get to know other parents at the school, you often make new connections and friendships, and most importantly, you are part of creating the very best educational environment for your child.
Volunteer now! For more information or questions, contact Room Parent and Volunteer coordinator Odessa Donnell.
Register to Volunteer
This document gives an overview of the volunteer clearance process for OUSD parents. Classroom volunteers who visit 3 times or more require TB Clearance. Field Trip drivers require both TB Clearance and Fingerprinting Clearance. Both services will be offered on-site at the Hillcrest Library on Friday, August 10 from 5:30 – 6:30pm. There is a $35 fee for Fingerprinting Clearance. Your volunteer clearance is in place for 4 years, and your driver form needs to be updated every year.
Once you register to volunteer via the Oakland Ed Fund website, you’ll receive emailed information and forms for TB Clearance and Fingerprinting Clearance (if needed). The OUSD Declaration of Driver Form (for field trip drivers) can be submitted electronically or delivered to the Hillcrest office.
Below are a few groups who can always use your help – feel free to reach out to them directly. There are also many opportunities throughout the year listed in the weekly Yellow Pages newsletter and via your Room Parents that require volunteers.
The big fundraising event of the year! Help with decorations, ticket sales, soliciting donations from local merchants and businesses, and many other tasks. Also, we hope every family will donate an item, their services, or something to be auctioned. Examples: camping trip, bike trip, group dinners or parties, weekend or vacation home, computer help, homemade gifts, or anything else.
Help organize one of the major events for Hillcrest School. The Walkathon not only raises funds to support PTA programs, but is also a great community get-together featuring carnival games for the kids, music, and food.
Middle School Volunteer Opportunities
It takes MANY volunteers to provide all the opportunities we offer our middle schoolers. Below is a list of positions and volunteers for the 2018-19 year. For more details on any of these positions, please see the Volunteering section in the MS Handbook 2017-18 (pdf). To find out more about volunteer opportunities, contact MS PTA representatives Deb Kaplan and Ann Zollicoffer.
Instant Wine Cellar Captain & Benefit Wine Basket Coordinator
2018-19 Volunteer: Peter Edgar
MS PTA Board Representatives
2018-19 Volunteers: Deb Kaplan & Ann Zollicoffer
Field Trip Coordinators
2018-19 Volunteers: Erika Lonergan w/ Sarah Watson & Jen Bauer
2018-19 Volunteer: Dave Lonergan w/ Mark Palmore
Middle School Treasurer
2018-19 Volunteer: Lauren Grbich
8th Grade Night of Benefit Supervisor
2018-19 Volunteer: Janet Young
Benefit Coordinators for Middle School donations
2018-19 Volunteers: OPEN
2018-19 Volunteers: Sarah Watson, Caroline Hyde, Kelly Kilpatrick
Social Activities Coordinators
2018-19 Volunteers: Diane Huetter, Kelly Kilpatrick, Amanda Glasgow, Leann Cawley
Community Service Representative (One Volunteer Per Grade)
2018-19 Volunteers: 8th Cara Brockbank, 7th Amanda Noguera, Michelle Gorthy, 6th Heather Thomas & Kristine Karaca
Graduation Committee Coordinators
2018-19 Volunteers: Mark Palmore, Cara Brockbank, Sam Beltran, Annie Mallik, Katie Maniatis, Yasmine Oiknine, Leann Cawley
Kids Night Out (KNO) Coordinators
2018-19 Volunteers: OPEN (Fall) and Wendy Hynes (Spring)
2018-19 Volunteers: LEAD: Danielle Goyne, SERVERS: Mark Palmore, Linda On, Suzi Vogler, Sharon Song
Childcare Coordinator for PTA Board Meetings
2018-19 Volunteer: Dani Rabwin
Lost and Found Coordinators
2018-19 Volunteers: Andrea Mar, Heather Thomas
Lake Run Coordinators
2018-19 Volunteers: Coordinators: 6th & 8th Kristin Beltran, 7th Jen Bauer, Chaperones: Suzi & Kurt Vogler
2018-19 Volunteer: Kristin Ruff, Rob Rueca
2018-19 Volunteers: Sarah Watson, Michelle Gorthy