Pleasant Valley Volunteers Needed!

GPS welcomes volunteers while implementing our Board of Education policies to ensure student safety. 

Volunteers are needed and are always greatly appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering for 1 hour, 1 day or even help at home please contact Ann Stimmel by email

The Groton BOE has updated the district policy forvolunteers with the following new procedures:

  1. The volunteer application and release form for volunteers has been added to the district website under the Human Resource section.
  2. All volunteers must complete the online application via the Groton Public Schools Website that will include a criminal background check and DCF check before volunteering in any Groton school.  Click here more complete information.

Pleasant Valley is such a special place because of our parent involvement.  Please review the volunteer opportunities suggested below, and contact Pleasant Valley’s Community Coordinator, Ann Stimmel in the school office at (860) 449-5600, or via email at

  • Volunteer to help the school PTO.
  • Volunteer to help in your child’s classroom.
  • Make copies.
  • Share a talent, interest, or hobby.
  • Tutor individuals or small groups of students.
  • Mentor a student.
  • Help from home (cutting, stapling, organizing handouts, etc)
  • Chaperone a field trip or event.
  • Organize or participate in a special event.
  • Volunteer to help with a school club.
  • Library volunteer - Enjoy working in our library at a time that is convenient for you. Parents will be able to assist with book return & re-shelving and book checkout.
  • Fundraisers – Twice a year the PTO runs a fundraiser to help support our school and to finance PTO programs. A committee is formed to oversee the project from start to finish and we try to involve as many members as possible and to make it fun in the process.
  • Book Fair – Another big fundraiser for PV – fun for all! Books are creatively displayed in the Library. Parent volunteers will assist in set-up, cashiering, assisting class visits, and/or clean up.