Volunteer Opportunities

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 with Walk-Through Registration July 23rd-26th

Volunteers help with the easy, registration steps like text book handout, ChromeBook handout, and identification cards. Volunteers helping with these tasks creates time for Thunderbird Teachers and Administrators to handle the complex registration questions. This is a fun time to connect with other volunteers and say hello to Thunderbird students and families you have not seen since the end of the last school year. Use the Signup Genius link below to join the fun.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AFA629A64-49971585-walkthrough

3. 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 1, 2024 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Use the Signup Genius link to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AFA629A64-help

4. 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 5, 2024

Freshmen: 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Soph – Seniors: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Use the Signup Genius to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AFA629A64-welcome

5. 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)

6. 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: TBD

Our Thunderbird Admin Team sets the Fun Friday schedule as part of their student incentive program and class schedule. We will post the Fun Friday schedule and volunteer sign-up as soon as the dates are available.

7. Help Host Freshman Family Night

Each year, Thunderbird hosts a Freshman Family Night on the Thunderbird campus. Our TPA will need help setting up refreshments and sharing information about volunteering. Look for the date and volunteer sign-up once we have the information.

8. Help Host Senior Family Night

Each year, Thunderbird hosts a Senior Family Night. Our TPA needs help setting up refreshments and sharing information about Grad Night tickets, Casino Night, and Ladies Night. Look for the date and volunteer sign-up once we have the information.

9. Tamales for Teachers

Our TPA is recruiting volunteers to make and then deliver tamales to school as a December gift for our Thunderbird High School employees. This program was introduced in December 2023 and was a hit with the teachers. Look for volunteer sign-up once the dates are finalized.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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:

President-Elect

IMPORTANT – HELP NEEDED. Our current co-presidents have served our school in this capacity for several years and need to move into a non-officer TPA volunteer position for the 2025-26 school year. Please step-up this school year. 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.

Fundraising Committee

Help connect with sponsors, organize fundraising projects, and help us meet our fundraising budget needs.

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.

Outreach:

Help plan, organize, and recruit volunteers to share TPA information at sports games, school performances, and other school events.

Communications:

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.