Interested in volunteering?
Click here to submit our Dunbarton PTO Volunteer Form!

Dunbarton Elementary School is the consistent winner of the Blue Ribbon Award from N.H. Partners in Education for the extraordinary number of volunteer hours our dedicated parents and guardians donate to the school. Please join us as we march toward another record-breaking year!

Guidelines for volunteering at DES:

The Dunbarton School Board requires adherence to NH RSA 632-A:10 if you wish to participate in our volunteer program. You will  need to download the statute and registration form: DES Volunteer Affidavit.  Please take care to read this statute completely, then fill out, sign and return the form to your child’s teacher. For security purposes and the safety of all our children, no one will be allowed to volunteer for any school activities (in the classroom, on school grounds, or on a field trip) without first submitting a completed Volunteer Registration form and receiving Orientation (if you have not already). Once you have met these requirements, your name will be placed on the Volunteer Master List that will be given to the school administration and staff.

Already a Volunteer?

For those volunteers who have already completed orientation in the past, and were approved to volunteer last year, it is only necessary that you fill out, sign, and return the DES Volunteer Affidavit to have your name placed on this year’s Master list.  Anyone without an updated Registration Form will not be allowed to volunteer, so please be sure to return it soon!

Volunteer Sign-In – Don’t Forget!

When volunteering within the school, please remember to sign-in as a visitor to the school AND on the volunteer sign-in sheet when picking up your nametag or photo ID.   Although nametags are acceptable, the school offers the opportunity for volunteers to receive a photo ID on School Picture Day.

Don’t forget to keep track of the amount of hours you spend volunteering!  These hours are reported at the end of the year on the Blue Ribbon Award application.  Please note your volunteer hours in the logbook located outside the main office.  Any amount of time spent, even baking, should be recorded!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Harvest Moon Supper
  • Room Parent
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Easter Bunny Breakfast
  • Reading Contest
  • Sweetheart Dance
  • Staff Appreciation Week
  • Spring Fling
  • And MANY MORE!