Students with family members actively supporting their school show higher grades, greater participation in extracurricular activities, and higher satisfaction with their high school experience. Volunteering improves connections with the community and provides a sense of accomplishment for the person volunteering. Volunteer work helping Thunderbird High School helps your student and helps you. So, please get involved.
Open Volunteer Opportunities
1. Help host the Thunderbird Team welcome breakfast
Our TPA volunteers use TPA funds to create a breakfast for the Thunderbird teachers, administrators, and support crew. This is a great way to meet Thunderbird families and members of the Titan team.
When: Thursday, August 3, 2023 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Use the Signup Genius link to volunteer: Thunderbird High School Parent Association: Help Host our Welcome to 2023-24 School Year Breakfast for Thunderbird Employees (signupgenius.com)
2. Welcome Students to Campus on the First School Day
Our TPA volunteers welcome students to campus on the first school day and hand out printed class schedules. The first school day has great energy, and this volunteer opportunity provides the chance to interact directly with students and connect with Thunderbird families. Use the Signup Genius link below to volunteer.
When: Monday, August 7, 2023
Freshmen: 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Soph – Seniors: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Use the Signup Genius to volunteer: Thunderbird High School Parent Association: Welcome students to campus on the first school day (signupgenius.com)
3. Help Host Thunderbird High School Open House
Thunderbird students and families are invited to campus in the evening to hear from school leaders, meet their student’s teachers, and learn about the many clubs, sports, performance groups, and other groups in our community. Our TPA will provide basic refreshments and share information about our work supporting Thunderbird High School. Help us host this important event.
When: Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Use the Signup Genius to volunteer: Thunderbird High School Parent Association: Help host Open House (signupgenius.com)
4. Join our Fun Friday Host Team
Once a month, our TPA volunteers are on campus at lunchtime to put out lawn games like giant Jenga and Bags, play music, and host other interactive games or contests for the students. Our volunteer team hands out treats to the students and help them enjoy the moment. Fun Fridays is often voted the most fun volunteer experience.
When: Friday schedule is shown on the Signup Genius
Use the Signup Genius to volunteer: Thunderbird High School Parent Association: Fun Friday Volunteer (signupgenius.com)
5. Help Host Freshman Family Night
September 14th is Freshman Family Night on the Thunderbird campus. Our TPA needs help setting up refreshments and sharing information about volunteering.
6. Help Host Senior Family Night
September 19th is Senior Family Night. Our TPA needs help setting up refreshments and sharing information about Grad Night tickets, Casino Night, and Ladies Night.
7. Tamales for Teachers
New for the 2023-24 school year, our TPA recruits volunteers to make and then deliver tamales to school as a December gift for our Thunderbird High School employees.
When: Second week of December
Use the Signup Genius to volunteer: Thunderbird High School Parent Association: Tamales for Teachers (signupgenius.com)
8. Bring a tent or chairs to watch the Homecoming Parade in the Family Section
Families and community members are invited to watch the Homecoming Parade each year and you may join the TPA. Bring a Popup tent, chairs, and some waters or snacks to connect with other families and enjoy the parade. Watch the school calendar and email updates for date and time.
9. Build and How a TPA Float in the Moon Valley Light Parade
Stay tuned for more information and for a SingupGenius link. Help show Thunderbird High School spirit by gathering a truck, trailer, and lights to decorate a float for Thunderbird High School families to be part of the light parade.
10. Recruit business sponsors
We need help from our business community and we need you to help us connect with our business community. We need FUNdraising event sponsors, we need donations of good or services for our Silent Auction, and we need sponsors to help us raise funds for campus projects.
11. Help host one of our FUNdraising events
We need help setting up for events, organizing the party, hosting the party, then cleaning up after each event.
TPA Officer Positions Open:
The President-Elect position is a training position. While President-Elect, you won’t have specific duties assigned. Rather, this is an opportunity to learn how TPA works and then assume the President’s role in the next school year while supported by the Past-President. Email president@tbirdcpa for more information.
TPA Committee Positions:
Attend our monthly meeting or email [email protected] for committee volunteer information.
Grad Night Committee
Help plan and host the Safe and Sober Grad Night party. Gather prizes for the students, help with fundraising, find and schedule entertainers, schedule volunteers, and host the party.
Golf and Auction Event Committee
Help plan, organize, and host the Silent Auction Party and the Thunderbird Golf Classic. These events are critical fundraising efforts and provide good networking opportunities.
Hospitality and School Support
Help plan, organize, and host the welcome-to-school breakfast in August, teacher appreciation events, school-hosted events like Freshman Night and Senior Night, plus other teacher and Thunderbird employee support and recognition events.
Student Government Liaison
Connect with the Student Government teacher and help coordinate TPA support for Student Government programs like Homecoming and Prom.
Help plan, organize, and recruit volunteers to share TPA information at sports games, school performances, and other school events.
Help with social media, web, and email newsletter content and distribution.
Recruit Business Donations and Sponsorships
We need help gathering donations from businesses that we use as auction items, and we are looking for businesses to help sponsor TPA programs. We respect and appreciate our business supporters and love building targeted donations to help the business advertise their work. Email [email protected] to help recruit business donations and sponsorships.
Help with FUNdraising events.
Attend our FUNdraising events like the Thunderbird Golf Classic, Silent Auction Party, Casino Night, Wine & Whiskey Night, and Ladies Night. Sell Tickets to these events. Bring your friends. Help set up, help clean up, or help us pull everything together. Please, help with these critical fundraising events. Email [email protected] to get involved.