How Can I Volunteer and Get More Involved?

Family involvement builds a stronger community and has been proven to help students do better in school! 

Our RP school community is wonderful because of volunteers like you! There are many ways to be involved (many w/ minimal, flexible commitments).

Attend an event! Volunteer in the classroom! Donate a snack! There are many ways to be involved. There is something for everyone!

Sign up to volunteer at http://bit.ly/RPvolunteers

Ongoing Activities

Ongoing Activity



Stop, Drop and Go

Help keep drop-offs running smoothly and safely. Each class will be responsible for a rotation, but we welcome anyone anytime!


Every school morning 7:35-7:55am on Hollis Street.



Help put together all the fliers for the weekly Wednesday packets for all our students.


Wednesday, 8:00-9:30am, Auditorium

Food Bank


SF Food Bank provides food weekly for classrooms and families. Unload food off pallets and distribute into bags for families and classrooms.


Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm, Auditorium


Dragon Dollar Store


Students earn Dragon Dollars throughout the year. Help the kids spend the dragon dollars they earn for being CHAMPS at school.


Third Thursday of the month, 10:45am-12:45pm


Salad Days


Every month the Green Team serves up salad to the whole school. Help peel, chop, prepare and serve.


First Wednesday of the month, 9:00am-12:30pm, Room 5


Classroom Volunteer


Help with copy, sort homework folders, provide snacks or volunteer in the classroom.


Contact your classroom teacher to schedule a time.


Give Me Five!


Help with tracking volunteer participation and volunteer recognition.


All thru the school year. Can be done on your own schedule!



Help sort or organize books.


Contact Ms. Windell to schedule a time or swing by room 205


Field Trips


Help chaperone field trips such as visits to the Academy of Sciences or the Symphony.


Contact your classroom teacher


Recess Volunteer

Make sure kids are being safe, help organize games. Come have lunch with your child!

Any time between 9:00am-12:45pm


BoxTops Helper


Help sort and bundle BoxTops that earn money for the school.


Can be done on your own schedule


Fundraising Helper


Contact local businesses that support public schools or other fundraising programs that can make extra money for the school.

Can be done on your own schedule



Yearly Events

Yearly Events



Back to School Night


Help organize child-care for this annual event when families meet with their child's teacher


A weekday evening the Fall semester


Fall BBQ


Help organize, set up, tear down, run a craft, volunteer or attend this annual community event with food, music, and activities for the family


A Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm, September


Campus Improvement Days (“Work Day”)


Pull weeds, pick up trash, make the school and gardens look great!


3 to 4 weekend days during the year and some weekday mornings


Movie Nights


Help organize, pop popcorn, donate a food item, volunteer or attend.


Two or three Friday evenings during the school year


Halloween Dance


Help organize, decorate, donate a food item, volunteer or attend.


A school day on/near Halloween at 2:00pm, Auditorium


School Tours/Recruitment


Meet prospective parents and help to show them our school and answer any questions they have.

Once every two weeks from Oct thru Jan, 7:45-9:30am


Globetrotting Night


Help organize, run a craft, donate a food item, volunteer or attend.


A Friday evening in December, 5:30-7:00pm, Auditorium




Print bookmarks, stick bookmark corners to make our Dragon or enter data at home.


Four weeks in Jan/Feb. Tasks at school and at home!


African American History Month


Help organize events, donate a food item, help with movie showings.


Throughout the month of February


General Education STEAM Maker Faire


Help set-up, tear down, volunteer at a station or donate supplies.


A school day in February/March


Science Night


Help organize, donate a food item, volunteer or attend this event where 5th graders present science projects and perform an egg drop.


A Friday evening in March


Scholastic Book Fairs


Help set up or tear down or help students make their wish lists or manage the register.


One week during Fall and Spring


Walk and Roll to School


Lead a bike or walking train, give out stickers.


Twice a year


Picture Day


Assist teachers with the students to get them ready to have their photo taken.


A school day during Fall and Spring


Staff Appreciation Luncheon


Donate time, money or a food item to show our staff how much we appreciate all that they do.


End of school year in May, 2:00-4:00pm


Field Day


Chaperone or help set up or take down activities at this school-wide event at Julius Kahn Park. It includes sports and activities

A school day toward the end of the school year in May

JBBP Events

JBBP Events



(Japanese Sports Day)

Help transport equipment, set-up, tear down, take photos/video, chaperone or attend.


A school day in September, James Lang Field


Gakugaikai(Japanese Performing Arts Night)


Help set-up, tear down, take photos/video, chaperone during rehearsal, pass out programs or attend.


A Friday evening in December, Gateway High School



Japanese New Year's Celebration


Help set-up, tear down, take photos, prepare food, or provide instruction during games. Donate mochi rice, paper plates, or zip-loc bags.


Two school days in January, Auditorium


JBBP Gala and Auction


Several committees are needed to organize, drink or auction items. Coordinate a classroom art project for the auction. Volunteer beforehand or on the night for the main fundraising event for the JBBP program.


A Saturday evening in March, St Mary's Cathedral


Cherry Blossom Festival


Help organize the parade, pop popcorn during the weekends before the festival, help sell popcorn at the booth. JBBP performs on stage, marches in the parade and has a booth selling popcorn.


April, Japantown


This page was last updated on October 4, 2019