One of the greatest strengths of NHE is our dedicated and involved parent volunteers.  Without your efforts, our success wouldn't be possible.  Whether you commit to a PTA Board position for the school year, serve on a standing committee, or help out one time at a class party, every contribution of time is valuable.


RISD grants award levels to schools based on volunteer hours. Each school year, NHE easily exceeds the required hours to meet the PLATINUM Award status, which is ten times the school's student enrollment. We are proud of this tradition and encourage you to submit your hours to maintain the status. If it benefits the school, it counts as hours!



NHE Awards Night on May 16 will include Volunteer Certificates for all our volunteers who have logged 25 or more hours between May 16, 2018 and May 15, 2019. Plus, by logging your hours, you will help us reach the coveted RISD Council of PTAs Platinum Status Award (hours = 10 x students enrolled.)


Logging your hours is EASY!! Log your hours by clicking Log Volunteer Hours (smart-phone friendly!) or by emailing volunteer@nhepta.org. You don't need to know the exact date - just give the month and cumulative hours volunteered. 


Curious what counts at volunteer hours? The rule of thumb is "If it benefits the school, it counts!" Even eating lunch or a parent-teacher conference counts as volunteer hours. 


Use the lists below to help jog your memory. You can even copy and paste the list below into an email to the volunteer chair and put your hours next to each opportunity you attended or volunteered. This is not an exhaustive list but something to get  you started!

General Volunteering:

  • Grade Level Field Trips
  • Library Volunteering
  • Classroom Volunteering
  • Stuffing Weekly Tuesday folders 
  • Lunches at school with students
  • Parent - Teacher - School Staff conferences 
  • Wednesday Wake Up and Walk
  • Invention Convention
  • Destination Imagination
  • Lone Star Challenge

Check out this list from the RISD Council of PTAs with even more ideas by clicking here. Still not sure? Email volunteer@nhepta.org with any questions. 




Step 1: Complete your background check

First, complete the RISD required Background Check

Step 2: Complete the volunteer interest form

Complete the 2108-2019 Volunteer Interest Form and someone from the PTA will be in touch with you.

Step 3: Log your hours

After volunteering, don't forget to log your hours so we can reach the Platinum Award status! Click here to log or email your hours to volunteer@nhepta.org


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