One of the greatest strengths of NHE is our dedicated and involved parent volunteers.  Without your efforts, our success wouldn't be possible. We have a variety of opportunities - big and small - so there is something for every schedule and level of interest! 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. 


Click the links below to sign up for a specific volunteer opportunity or complete the Interest Form. Note: You must log in to see the signup links.



There is also an ongoing need for chaperones/volunteers for:


Step 1: Complete your background check

First, complete the RISD-required Background Check

Step 2: sign up for a specific volunteer opportunity or Complete the volunteer interest form

Click any of the links above to sign up for a specific volunteer opportunity or complete the 2019-2020 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! 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. 


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!


In addition, NHE Awards Night each May includes Volunteer Certificates for all our volunteers who have logged 25 or more hours between May 16, 2019 and May 15, 2020. 


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. Check out this list from the RISD Council of PTAs with even more ideas by clicking here.


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
  • Lunches at school with students
  • Parent - Teacher - School Staff conferences
  • Parent Ed or other campus programs 
  • 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.