Palms Middle School

We love our volunteers!

If you will be volunteering regularly on campus, submit an LAUSD Volunteer Application.

Parent Volunteer Form

Parent volunteers help support our students, teachers, and school. Please indicate which events or tasks you may be able to help with.

For details about many of these events, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page. If you will be volunteering regularly on campus, submit a Volunteer Application in addition to using this form.

Our Volunteer Coordinator is Stacey Short. If you have questions email

Event dates can be found on the School Calendar.

Volunteer Information (* means required):

* Volunteer name:
* Phone:
* Email address:
Child at Palms (name, grade for Fall 2017, home room):
Child at Palms (name, grade for Fall 2017, home room):

Events (check as many as you like):

Beautification Days and BIG SUNDAY: (October 2017; November 2017; May 2018) Help with ideas and plans for campus cleanup days. Work in garden areas weeding and planting, clean up classrooms, do repairs, etc. Chair needed.
Book Fair: (September 2017) Supervise setup, sales, and break down. Chair: Michele Robinson.
Coffee with the Principal: (September 2017; January 2018; April 2018) Help with setup and cleanup. Chair: Stacey Shortt.
Faculty and Staff Luncheons: (August 2017; December 2017; May 2018) Help plan and/or serve at our luncheons for teachers and other school staff. Chair: Stacey Shortt.
Meet and Greet: (August 2017) Welcome new families to Palms at a public park gathering. Chair: Lori Berman.
Visitors Days: (October 2017; October 2017; November 2017; February 2018; April 2018) Serve as a tour guide for prospective Palms families. Translators (Spanish and Korean) needed as well. Chair: Gail Torr.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities (check as many as you like):

Auditor. Review Friends of Palms and PTSA financial statements.
Bakers: Bake goodies for luncheons and other school events.
Dining for Dollars: Arrange for local restaurants to host a Palms night. Chairs: Michele Robinson and Astrid Martinez-Fribourg.
Family Annual Donation and Fundraising: Help with ideas, publicity, and recordkeeping for our fundraising efforts. Chairs: Kelley Reynolds and Lori Berman.
Grant Writing: Help us find and apply for grants. Chair: Michele Robinson.
Grocery Store and Boxtops Programs: Publicize these "cash back to Palms" programs and turn in collected box tops. Chair: Leslie Wong.
Morning Drop-Off Lanes: Help with the morning drop-off lanes for 30 minutes before school one day a week (your choice). Coordinator: Gigi Whittiker and Maura Howe.
Palms Gear: Help sell Palms sweatshirts and other promotional items at school events. Help us track our inventory. Chair needed.
PTSA Vice President: Lead PTSA membership drive (starting August 2017). Record memberships and distribute membership cards.
Reflections Art Program: Help our students participate in the PTA art, dance, literature, music, and photography contest and end-of-year show. Chair: Dorothy Pincus.
Secretary for Friends of Palms and PTSA: Take minutes at monthly meetings.
Social Media: Monitor and manage our Facebook page and Yahoo Group. Manager: Rachel Panush.
Supervision: Supervise students during Break or Lunch. You can choose which days of the week. Chair: Nirit Brand.
Translators: Translate letters and flyers into Spanish, Korean, etc. Volunteers needed.
Website Managers: Manage the Palms website, deciding what news to post by following an update schedule and exchanging email with staff. You can do this at home on your own schedule. Training will be provided. Website Managers: Uttara Natarajan and Marisol Orozco. Other volunteers welcome.
Website Reporters: Write news items and post them on the Palms home page. Update other web pages. You can do this at home on your own schedule. Training will be provided. Web reporters: Jami Messinger and Linda Prinzo. Other volunteers needed.
Weekly Email: Manage our mailing list and send the weekly email. Manager: Maura Howe.
Westside Saver Card: Help with solicitation, production, and sales of our discount card for local stores and businesses. Coordinator: Gail Torr.
Donate or solicit services or materials (specify):
If you have connections that can help Palms, let us know!
Have an idea for a fundraiser or event? Tell us about it!
All dates are subject to change. Watch for announcements on the Palms home page and the School Calendar.