Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Do you want to take an active role and make a difference in the neighborhood?
There are a number of neighborhood projects that need your help.
Richardson Heights is taking steps to strengthen our bonds with Richardson Heights Elementary School.
Volunteers are needed to help mentor students. The school is also seeking to reach its membership goals for the Parent Teach Association.
A friendly chat with a child once a week can make a huge difference on the way to reaching their true potential. The school is looking for adults who can help guide students through their studies, provide a friendly ear and cheer them on. Mentors help the students feel pride in their work and reach for a higher level of achievement.
We feel we have neighbors who are the perfect fit for this role, so we’ve reached out to the school and are embarking on a mentoring partnership. The district will manage the program, but we’re helping to get it started. Our goal for the first year is to provide five neighbors who will meet with students for 30 minute visits once a week, or as determined by the school.
School teachers and counselors will identify the first five students, and the district will handle the administrative tasks and initial training. Interested neighbors should email Crystalyn Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a PTA member
You don’t have to have a child at Richardson Heights to be a member of the PTA. Memberships are $10 per year.
The dues fund programs and activities that support the teachers and students as they work together to grow our next generation of community members and leaders. Forms will be available at the RHNA Fall Forum, or you can contact Crystalyn Roberts, email@example.com and she’ll help you join.
Additional volunteer opportunities
There are several neighborhood projects that need help from neighborhood residents. These include the annual Holiday Glow and Flag Day neighborhood events, beautification projects that include the neighborhood gateways, help-your-neighbor days, and other projects like setting up little libraries around the neighborhood.
Neighborhood entry beautification
The neighborhood has several landscaped monument entryways on streets leading to the neighborhoods. These gateways are primarily landscaped with Asian jasmin. This project needs help for the following:
- Landscape planning
- Prepping the landscape area
- Picking up plants
- Other maintenance on the entry features
If you are interested please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: RHNA gateway improvement
This is our annual holiday get together in December. We need help with the following:
- Organizing the event
- Finding a location
- Collecting supplies
Little libraries are small kiosks typically set up in someone’s front yard. They are intended for anyone to borrow or book or add to the collection. If there are enough interested, we can have a little library construction day so that we can have more of these small amenities spread around our neighborhood. Here’s what’s needed:
- Help with design and planning
- Help with construction
- Help with set up around the neighborhood