There are many fun and meaningful ways to volunteer at Franklin and Randall. Below are some of ways you can get involved and make a difference. Opportunities are available for one time events and ongoing projects.

Volunteer Coordinator Guide

PTO Events, Projects & Committees

Throughout the year, there are many events the PTO coordinates that could not be done without the help of volunteers. Some examples include, Movie Night, Super Science Saturday, School Carnival, Playground Clean-ups, UW Football Saturdays and more. Sign up to the PTO Email List to receive announcements regarding these opportunities to volunteer.

Please also consider volunteering for a project or committee, such as the Fundraising or Grant Committee.  There are many, many opportunities ranging from onetime events to long term responsibilities, at home or at school, weekdays or weekends. If you are interested we will find something that fits your interests and availability.

Email Jessica Cook at jesswc11@gmail.com for ideas on how to best match your skills and interest to a volunteer opportunity.

Equity and Inclusion Committee
The PTO Equity and Inclusion Committee is focusing on ways to include more families in school, celebrate diversity, and promote racial equity in our schools. We’re first focusing on helping families to feel welcome and a part of the school through the PTO.  For more about this committee >

Wellness Committee
The Franklin-Randall PTO Wellness Committee was formed in 2015 by a group of staff and families who are working together to support the physical and emotional wellness of all Franklin and Randall students, families and staff.   Wellness Committee Information >

Parking Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for all of the home football games. Questions, please contact Sabrina Karl: sabrina.karl@gmail.com

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4cada82ca0ff2-franklinrandall


Non-PTO Volunteer Opportunities

Franklin Lunchroom & Playground
Lunchtime volunteering is a great way to connect with your Franklin child, get to know their friends and classmates, and understand more about their life away from you at school. In addition, it provides highly valued help to the Franklin staff. Slots are available in the lunchroom and on the playground, either weekly or biweekly.

To sign up for a slot, interested volunteers should simply email Anne Saracino: anne.l.saracino@gmail.com

Homegrown Snack Program
Help prepare fresh, local, healthy snacks for our kids. Each Wednesday from 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Franklin and Randall parents prepare fresh produce, sourced from local farmers, that is then delivered to Franklin and Randall. To volunteer, please contact Mike McLain, 608-224-0877 or mmmclain@wisc.edu.

See more details about the Homegrown Snack Program >

Franklin and Randall Library and Media Center (LMC)
Both the Franklin and Randall LMC needs parent volunteers to shelve books throughout the year. Any time commitment is helpful. If you haven’t volunteered in our library before, and are interested in shelving, contact your school librarian and she will provide a very brief orientation. After that, you can come in as your schedule allows. If interested contact: For Randall – Michelle Olsen/204-3310/molsen@madison.k12.wi.us or For Franklin Shannon Dolan/204-2291/sdolan@madison.k12.wi.us