Get Involved - Volunteer

  • Big Lake Schools believes that strong community support and partnership is a key component to a successful school district and a thriving community. We highly encourage community members to get involved with our schools, and we are proud of the many ways Big Lake Schools gives back to the Big Lake community. 

    PTO/PTSO

    Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) and Parent Teacher Student Organizations (PTSOs) play an important role at each of our schools by providing extra resources and creating valuable relationships. PTOs help to create a partnership between teachers and parents for the benefit of all students. PTSOs help to create a partnership between teachers, parents and students for the benefit of all students. Big Lake's organizations meet every other month to discuss and organize fundraisers that help make events, programs and special purchases possible. Get involved with your child's education today! Check the calendar for when the next meeting is held.

    School Volunteer

    Volunteers play an instrumental part in each of our buildings by helping to create a safe, creative and educational environment for our students to learn and grow in. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks in each of our buildings. You can volunteer for just one event, or be a volunteer who visits our schools daily. All volunteers are subject to a background check. We would love to have you in our buildings working with teachers, staff and students! For more information on our volunteer program, please review the volunteer handbook. Ready to volunteer? Fill out the Volunteer Application.

    Curriculum Advisory Committee

    Big Lake Schools' Curriculum Advisory Committee is responsible for providing input and making recommendations regarding implementation of the Minnesota Academic Standards and Big Lake Schools' overall academic curriculum. The district strives to have a diverse committee with representation from several different races, parents of students in different grade levels, and differing career field interests. Interested candidates for this committee need to live within the Big Lake School District, should be interested in curriculum and instruction, should have a strong background in education, and a desire to help students succeed. If you are interested in being a member of this committee, please contact David Bernard, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, at d.bernard@biglakeschools.org.

    Community Education Advisory Council

    Big Lake Schools' Community Education Advisory Council is responsible for discussing and making recommendations regarding Community Education's programs, classes, policies, budget and staffing. This committee is made up of interested volunteers of all ages who are willing and able to be actively involved in their community and local school district. Council members meet the second Tuesday in the months of September, October, November, February, April and May. If you are interested in serving on this committee or if you would like additional information, please contact Community Education at 763.262.2523 or ce@biglakeschools.org.

    Early Childhood Advisory Council

    Big Lake Schools' ECFE and School Readiness Advisory Council is responsible for discussing and providing recommendations on the planning and implementation of early education programming, ECFE classes and preschool offerings. This committee is comprised of parents, community members and ECFE staff. Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the following months: September, October, November, February, April and May. Childcare is available if needed. If you are interested in more information on this committee or if you would like to become a member of it, please contact ECFE/School Readiness at 763.262.3233.