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Ortega LOVES volunteers! In fact, volunteers are on our campus everyday helping Ortega students become independent, confident learners with the skills necessary to meet the challenges in their future.

Whether it is in the classroom, on the PTO board, in our beautiful garden, in the library, selling popcorn or popsicles, or any of the other opportunities described below - Ortega cannot run without volunteers like YOU!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Edited 10/2023

Sign up to sell popsicles after school on Wednesdays.

Sign up to make and sell popcorn at lunch on Fridays. (once a month)

Garden Volunteer

Sign up to help in our beautiful Ortega garden.

Help decorate one of  Ortega's school doors for Staff Appreciation

Open doors and help kids exit cars for 30 minutes in the morning

Color Walk & Roll Volunteer

Sign up to help at Ortega's Color Walk & Roll on Friday, Oct 20th

Movie Nights

Help set up, sell concessions, or be part of the clean up crew!

Carnival Volunteer

Sign up to help at Ortega's Carnival on Friday April 26th

Parking Lot Attendant
Put out cones, direct parking lot traffic for a smooth morning drop-off, and help students out of the car.
Popsicle Sales
Roll freezer out from the PTO room to Kinder yard (for TK/Kinder) or front of school (Grades 1-5), sell popsicles, roll freezer back to the PTO room and ensure it is plugged in. Popsicles sales happen on Wednesdays, weekly.
Popcorn Sales
Setup the popcorn machine, pop and bag popcorn, sell popcorn, and clean popcorn machine. Training required for use of popcorn machine. Sales happen on Fridays, once a month.
School Garden Volunteer
Join in on garden work days. Come help maintain the garden!
Staff Appreciation Volunteer
Assist Activities Coordinators with the planning and implementation of various appreciation events.
Carnival Volunteer
Help with games, food sales, activities, and ticket sales for the Ortega Carnival!

Volunteer Forms (Live Scan)

All adults that wish to volunteer at Ortega (especially as a chaperone on Ortega's driving field trips or in-class volunteer) must go through the Live Scan process for Pacifica School District. You can get Live Scanned at the UPS store in Rockaway Beach (446 Old County Road, Suite 100) by scheduling an appointment here. To see additional Live Scan locations click hereThe process can take a few weeks to complete, so it's important to submit the forms as soon as possible.

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