Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Donating your valuable to the PTO helps us make Wharton a success. Whether you have only an hour per week or one hour per month, we have volunteering opportunities to fit your schedule. We value your ideas, time and talent, so please consider volunteering. Below you will find a description of school volunteer jobs.

Events & Fundraising

Fall Festival

Organizes various aspects of the event, such as game booths, volunteers, sponsors, ticket sales, publicity, and working the event. Planning and work for this event take place from July – October. Contact Paula Kehr to sign up.

Spirit Nights

Identifies local establishments and coordinates Spirit Nights to benefit Wharton. Year-round.


This is our annual fundraising campaign. Jobs include keeping records of donations, data entry, generating and distributing receipts and thank you letters. Planning and volunteers needed through December. Contact Laura Gonzalez to sign up.

Spring Gala

Helps with ticket sales, sponsorships,  decorations, advertising, invitations, food and drinks for the gala which occurs in April. Jobs vary from leading a group of volunteers, picking up donated items, to setting up the day of the auction. Contact Bo Ventura or Susan Davis to sign up.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Morning Drop-Off

Help children in the carpool lane as they arrive at school in the morning. Shifts are 30 minutes long. Sign up for a shift here.

Room Parents

Assists the teacher in various tasks, including coordinating and communicating classroom activities, organizing winter and end of year parties, collecting funds, auction items, and teacher gifts. Serves as a liaison with the PTO Room Parent Representative. Speak to your child’s teacher to volunteer.

Spirit Store

Assists in organizing and selling Wharton t-shirts and merchandise at the school and during school events. Contact Ivonne Aguirre to sign up.

Staff Appreciation

Several times a year, we host staff appreciation lunches or breakfasts. Duties may include picking up food, decorating, set-up and clean-up. Contact Ivonne Aguirre to sign up.

School Garden

Helps maintain the garden with teachers and other school garden committee members. 


We need volunteers to serve as simultaneous translators during Coffee with the Principal Meetings, as well as to assist in the translation of written communications for the PTO website, event publicity and other written materials.

The Volunteer Sign-Up System is currently undergoing maintenance. Please check back later.