There are many ways to get involved at Buckman. Please consider taking on the following available volunteer jobs.

BUCKMAN AUCTION

Procurement Specialists: We’ve started our push to procure auctionable items and to bring in sponsorships. If you’d like to help out with this effort, email Hannah Wallace at hannahmwallace@gmail.com to get hooked up with promotional materials and donation forms. Don’t be fooled by the title – you don’t need any specialized knowledge or skills to do this job. If you already have contacts of your own, great; if not, we can put you in touch with local businesses and provide you with support for your procurement efforts. If you’re interested in helping out in any other way, also contact the Auction team at auction@buckmanelementary.org.

Logistics Team: Join the dynamic night-of-the-auction logistics team and go behind the scenes where the action is exciting and fast-paced. We need computer operators to do check-in/out and data entry, floaters to staff the silent auction tables, and quick hands to package items for winning bidders. Volunteers for the logistics team will work the entire night and won’t be able to take part in much of the event. You won’t have to pay for a ticket, and you will be plied with food during the auction and rewarded for your service at a volunteer event after the dust settles. Contact Logistics Chair Melissa Fox at mrtapfer@yahoo.com to become part of this core group of people who will make the auction run smoothly.

Set-up and Cleanup: The auction team needs folks to help set up for the event on Friday, April 29th and to clean up afterwards. This is a fun way to get a preview of the auction and help out in a way that will leave you free to enjoy the event. The more hands, the faster the work will go. Contact Kimberly Dallas at berlydallas@hotmail.com to sign up for this crucial role.

Desserts: To supplement the event catering, we’re continuing the Buckman tradition of organizing a potluck dessert table. Put your culinary skills to good use by providing a tasty treat for the auction. Desserts should be finger-food friendly. Gluten-free and vegan options are appreciated. Contact Lisa Frack at lfrack@gmail.com to let her know to expect your delicious contribution.

For all other involvement, contact auction chair Kimberly Dallas at berlydallas@hotmail.com to get involved.

BUCKMAN FOUNDATION

The Buckman Foundation raises money throughout the year to pay for extra teaching staff. For the past few years, Foundation dollars have kept the arts team whole. Contact foundation@buckmanelementary.org to get involved.

Chair/Co-chair Mentee (2 people needed): Shadow current Foundation chairs this year, and take the reins next year!

Treasurer Mentee (1 person needed): Shadow the current Foundation treasurer and learn to manage incoming donations, oversee and report Foundation finances, and interact with All Hands Raised, Buckman Foundation’s parent organization. Then you can be treasurer next year.

Apparel Mentee (1 person needed): Shadow the current apparel manager, learn to manage ordering and sales of Buckman apparel and gear, and become apparel manager next year. Spearhead the creation and design of new apparel and gear.

BUCKMAN PTA

For more information on the PTA and some of the great ways to get involved, check out the PTA page. The PTA organizes a variety of school and community events, including the Buckman Art Show and Sell (see below). Funds raised by the PTA support staff, students, families and educational initiatives with a focus on arts integration. Contact the PTA at pta@buckmanelementary.org

ART SHOW AND SELL (March 12-13, 2016)

This is a fun and exciting annual event to raise money for the Buckman PTA. Contact Michelle Chachka at michellechachka@gmail.com to get involved.

Volunteer: Sign up for a shift about a month before the event to help during the show, March 12, 2016 (Saturday), 10am  6pm  and  March 13, 2015 (Sunday), 10am – 4pm. Look for sign up sheets in the main lobby or sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094bacac23a1fe3-artshow2

100 volunteer positions will be available! More information on the show can be found at the Art Show and Sell website.