Get Involved!

Buena Vista relies on the generous support of our parents, and there are many opportunities for you to get involved that will fit into any schedule!  Simply being a member for $5 is a great start toward helping Buena Vista! You can also browse through our different volunteer opportunities described below and CONTACT US with any questions.  Or check out our Immediate Needs for sign-up links to help right now!  Keep in mind that ALL volunteers MUST submit an application for either a Level I or Level II volunteer clearance before being allowed to volunteer in any school in the county.  See the Approval Process below to learn more.


backpack buddies

Assist with the weekly packing of food items for students-in-need to take home. Click HERE to learn more.

Birthday Celebrations

Help set-up and serve ice cream monthly to students whose birthday falls within the month.


Help obtain donations and assist with Bingo night from set-up to clean-up.  Click HERE for more information on this Spring event.
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Bobcat Fun Run

Help promote and assist with necessary preparations for the Fun Run.  Click HERE for more information.

Book Fair 

Collect money and help students choose and purchase books during the Book Fair week (shifts are every 2 hours). Occurs in September and February.

Box Tops

Sort and count Box Tops during the “Box Tops Blitz”, and help count for monthly prizes. Click HERE for more information.

Brain Builders

Tutor students on a flexible schedule using teacher-supplied materials during school hours. Click HERE for more information.
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Early Risers

Work with students in the computer lab (using district provided software) once or twice per week before school, from 7:25-7:55am. Click HERE for more information. 
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Carnival - Bobcat Bash

Assist with any of the several committees necessary to plan a successful Bobcat Bash in October and November. Click HERE for more information. 
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Fall Fundraiser

Help process donations in August and September for our Friends of Buena Vista fundraiser.  Click HERE for more information.

Kids Helping Kids

Help collect student donations during school hours in November, and shop for holiday items to give to students in need in December.  Click HERE for more information. 
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Media Center

Assist Media Center staff with the re-shelving of returned books.

Reflections Art Contest 

Help promote and organize this National PTA contest at the school level. This takes place in September and October.  Click HERE for more information.

School Store

Help sell school supplies and various Bobcat-themed merchandise before school, from 7:25-8:00am.  This is ongoing and as often as you are available.  Click HERE for more information. 
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Staff Appreciation

Assist with donations, set-up and serving during staff lunch breaks throughout the year, and also assist with Staff Appreciation Week in Spring.
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