Volunteer

Our volunteers are an important part of the Decatur High School experience. There are many ways to give of your time and talents, no matter how much of each you have to share!

Please contact the committee chair below if you are interested in volunteering for a specific committee or event.  Specific needs are listed where applicable. Scroll to the bottom of the page for descriptions of the committees.

2019-20 Leadership

Position Member
President Ginny Parler
Vice President Janine Kupersmith
Secretary Mark Rivera
Treasurer Steve Bloom
Academic Support Ann Eskew
Leslie Fouts
Scott Barfield
Denise Burfield
Kate Pak
Inci Yildirim
Annual Fund Karen Horace
Rene Iverson
Oliver Stepe
Class Parent Coordinator Janine Kupersmith
Communications Natalie Snedden
Cultural Arts Lynn Gibbs-Scharf
Decatur Parents’ Network (DPN) Eric Tumperi
Jennifer Walcott
DEF/PTA Council Representative Scott Tewell
DHS 101 Anne Dishman
Grants Allison Taylor
Membership Suzanne Knap
Passive Fundraising Suzanne Knap
Programs Jenn Walcott
School Dance Ginny Parler
SLT Representative Vacant
Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation Carla Daniels
Claire Toole
Sara Joiner
Volunteer Coordinator Georgina Goebel

Committee Descriptions

Function:
  • To promote, facilitate and recognize academic achievement at Decatur High School, supporting all of our students to succeed
  • Making it cool to make good grades (we love new ideas!)
Specific Help Needed:
  • Committee Co-Contact to learn the ropes and share duties with the current Contact
  • Meeting Secretary – for monthly committee meetings
  • Contacts and Staff for various events including, Top Dog Luncheons, Honor Roll Drawings, Academic Achievement Banquet, Guidance Dept. College Trips, College Fair, College Jamboree, Thank-A-Teacher Tables, Exam Proctors
Function:
  • To provide a central point of coordination for the class parents
Specific Help Needed:
  • Parent(s) for each class to coordinate parent volunteers for Homecoming float building and other class-specific activities
  • Parent(s) for each class to assist with Decatur Parent Network building (see Decatur Parents Network below)

Function:

  • Communicating to parents and teachers about DHS and PTSA activities via PTSA website, weekly eNews publications, flyers, and newsletters
Function:
  • Bringing cultural experiences to Decatur High School such as Artists in Residence
  • Providing support for the clubs and teachers involved with cultural arts
  • Providing support for DHS-sponsored cultural events
Specific Help Needed:
  • Box Office and Concession Stand Volunteers for the Fall Play and Spring Musical
  • Chaperones for Regional Choral Competition (Spring dates TBA)

Function:

  • Engage and organize all City of Decatur parents and our community at large to create a communications infrastructure, identify learning and helping resources, and work with parents, teens, and local organizations to create positive, fun, supervised activities across Decatur for our youth.  More info > Decatur Parents Network

Specific Help Needed:

  • Communications assistance
  • Class Parent Leaders
  • Positive, fun activities coordination
  • Chaperones
Function:
  • Establishing and promoting an Annual Giving Campaign and soliciting contributions
Specific Help Needed:
  • Fundraising captains: energetic individuals who are willing to reach out to members of the DHS community to solicit and procure funds

Function:

  • Coordinate DHS 101 event for new students at the beginning of the school year.

Function:

  • Reviewing PTSA grant applications and disbursing grant budget to school clubs and activities

Specific Help Needed:

  • Assist in reviewing PTSA grant applications two or three times a year – group works primarily via email
Function:
  • Providing treats and motivators for teachers on special occasions
  • Recruiting parent volunteers to support the various student events such as dances
Specific Help Needed:
  • Volunteers to provide food – and help with set-up/clean-up – for staff/teacher appreciation and other events throughout the year
Function:
  • Signing up parents and teachers for the PTSA
Specific Help Needed:
  • Help staff the PTSA membership table at selected PTSA and school-wide events
  • Need volunteer to manage website with membership information

Function:

  • Manage passive donation sources >  Amazon Smile, Kroger Community Rewards, Publix Partners Cards.

Function:

  • Working with students to plan Homecoming and Spring Dances

Specific Help Needed:

  • Help organize event set-up, logistics, entertainment
  • Provide “night of” support (e.g., chaperones)
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