Howard Drive PTA needs you! Volunteers are the backbone of Howard Drive Elementary School. Our children count on you and no effort is too small or too big. Our strength is in the people who care enough to give their time. Volunteer opportunities are continuously available and we can always find something that will fit your schedule and abilities.

To sign up to volunteer for any of the following opportunities, please complete the form below. Descriptions of the opportunities are below the form. 

Remember: You need to apply for a volunteer number through the MDCPS website in order to volunteer at the school. If you already have a number, you need to reapply at the beginning of each school year. After you apply, you will need to take a photo ID to the office at Howard Drive to finalize the process. You can apply for or renew your number online here (select Apps/Services/Sites from the main menu and then click on ‘Be a School Volunteer’).


Volunteer Sign-up Form

We are currently in need of volunteers for the following:

Gardening/Beautification Committee
Help keep our school looking beautiful. Plant new plants, help weed and distribute mulch. Work can be completed anytime it is convenient for you throughout the year.

Grants and Awards Committee
Help apply for grants and awards.

School Store 
Responsible for opening school store in the morning and selling school store items as well as distributing Accelerated Reader prizes to students with coupons. You can volunteer to do this one or more days a week. Hours are from 8-8:30am, Monday – Friday.

Collecting Box Tops
Assist with collecting and counting box tops to turn in by deadlines (deadlines are March 1st and November 1st).

Teacher Appreciation
Help with Teacher Appreciation activities and collection of donations. This takes place in April and the first week of May.

Fifth Grade Committee
Assist in fundraising for fifth grade and plan fifth grade activities throughout the school year.

Book Fair
Help with set up, assisting students with purchases during the designated weeks, and clean up after the event has ended. The Book Fair takes place twice a year, once in September and once in February or March.

Fall Fundraiser
Assist in collecting order forms, handing out incentive prizes and distributing products upon arrival. The fundraiser takes place in September and delivery day is in October or November.

Volunteer Organizer
Help find parent and high school volunteers for Fun Fair and assist in placement of these volunteers during Fun Fair on November 5th. 

Banner Hanging Committee
Help hang sponsor banners in various spots on school grounds. Banners are hung 4 times a year and it takes about an hour to move them each time.

Silent Auction Committee
Help with collection and organization of items for the Fun Fair auction on November 5th. Collections take place in September and October.