Volunteer at Pratt!

Become a Pratt volunteer today. There are great opportunities for any level of commitment. 

Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Jakki Kydd-Fidelman (612) 668-1122 or 

  • Want to do something ‘once in awhile’ on your schedule?
    • Lost and found coordinator
    • Inside recess toy/activity organization and updating
    • Hang up student art work in the halls and rooms of Pratt school
    • Find and write grants to get more funding for Pratt
    • Use your graphic design or PR skills to help promote Pratt events such as Family & Culture Night or the Ice Cream Social
  • Want to do something once a year?
    • Organize a fun-run to raise money for Pratt.
    • Meet with organizations (perhaps youth organizations at the U of M) to coordinate a ‘fun’ fundraising event.
    • Volunteer for annual events: Aug & Jan: Open House, Feb: Family & Culture Night, Book Fair, March: Talent Show, May: Field Day June: Ice Cream Social and Silent Auction
    • Assist on School Picture Day
    • Coordinate 5th Grade graduation day
  • Want to work with kids?
    • Meet with Volunteer Coordinator Jakki Kydd-Fidelman to see what teachers have needs and to match your interests with students’ needs.
    • Be an Art Adventure Presenter and enjoy a wonderful opportunity to work with Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
  • Want to do something at home?
    • Write material for Pratt Website
    • Help prepare Pratt Press newsletter
  • Want to work with other parents?
    • PTO leadership roles
    • Room Parent
  • Want to be at school regularly?  Even for a short time, one hour a week or every day for two weeks -- Pratt will work around your schedule!
    • Daytime classroom helpers (10:00–4:00)
    • Lunch & recess supervisors (12:30–1:30)
    • Tutoring (10:00–12:30) Breakfast Supervision (9:30-10:00)
    • Photographing special events 

Below are some more volunteer opportunites available at Pratt. If you can help with any of these contact Jakki Kydd-Fidelman,

Regular Needs

Note that you don’t have to commit to a daily or even weekly schedule. Pratt will be happy to work around whatever time you have available, even if it’s only one day a month. The school has many parents, grandparents and neighbors who volunteer their time to the school whenever they have a free hour or two, and you can be one of them!

Part-Time Needs

Annual Needs

  • Annual Fundraising Letter (November/December). Send out letters, write thank-you’s, track donations and publicize results. Yes, I can do this!
  • Annual Family Fun Night & Talent Show. Plan food, coordinate talent, generate publicity, act as Master of Ceremonies. Yes, I can do this!
  • Annual Ice Cream Social (June). Coordinate silent auction and recruit families to staff various games. Yes, I can do this!
  • Fifth Grade “Promotion” (June). Plan food, entertainment and decorations, print invitations and written program. Yes, I can do this!