Want to get more involved?

...in ensuring the continued high quality of school programs and activities for students at Bache-Martin?  Of course you do! 

The Bache-Martin HSA has a number of volunteer opportunities available for you help us with keeping Bache-Martin as one of the premier elementary schools in Philadelphia. 

Not available during the week?  No problem, we have weekend opportunities.  Not available during the day?  No problem, we have evening opportunities.  Sporadically available?  That's just fine, we KNOW we have something that will work for you.

To sign-up for any of the opportunites below or if you have any questions, please send an email to  Aimee .  Don't delay, sign up today!

*Please note that the district now requires ALL volunteers in the schools, including field trip chaperones, to obtain a Criminal History background check and a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance.* For more information, go to our clearances tab.

Front Desk Volunteer!
Every day, during school hours.

We are looking for volunteers to take shifts in at least 1 hour increments to sit at the front desk, make sure people sign in, and direct them to the main office. The most important shift to cover first is 11am-1pm, though other times of the day will be needed as well.

Info on obtaining the school clearances can be found on the Clearances page. These will need to be submitted to the school secretary, Ms. Sue, before volunteering can begin. 

Please contact Anna, or sign up right here .... and let your friends, and neighbors know about this opportunity!
Election Day Bake Sale and Cocoa/Cider Stand
Tuesday, November 8th

Seeking bakers and folks to (wo)man the bake and cocoa/cider stands from when the polls open at 7am to when the polls close at 8pm on Election Day at the school. 

With TWO polling locations at the school, we need your help to turn a day off from school into a fundraising opportunity. 
Hot Cocoa/Apple Cider Stand 
Sunday, November 20th

Help us "sell" delicious hot cocoa and apple cider to spectators at the Philadelphia Marathon.  Surprisingly successful fundraisers last year, we are looking repeat and improve upon this fundraiser. On Sunday, November 17th from 8am-Noon - we will strategically locate a table close to the finish line by Eakins Oval
Winter Social Committee

Work together with other parents to plan Winter celebrations and events for all of our students.  Last year, there was the ice skating party for all families and Valentine's Day Dance for 7th and 8th graders.  What could we do this year?  Help us plan and figure it out.
Greening/School Master Plan Committee

With the completion of the outdoor master plan for the school last year, we are now in the process of carrying out implementation activities. Grant writers, planners, strategists, and folks just plain interested are needed to make our vision for the outdoors spaces at the school a reality.​
Garden Committee

Work together with other parents and teachers to continue the development of our Outdoor Learning Lab, created last year with the assistance of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, in the southern courtyard of the Martin Building, as well as other gardening locations around both schools plus Earth Day in April.
8th Grade Commencement Activities

Help us send off the 8th grade class of 2016-2017 in style!  From luncheons, field trips, yearbook, and graduation activities, work with other parents to help make these students last year at Bache-Martin a memorable one
Walnut Street Theatre

Throughout the next five years, the Walnut Street Theatre will be in need of parent volunteers to assist with the shows they will be putting on with our students.  Dates and times to be announced, but if you are interested, let us know and we will keep you in the loop
Kindergarten Open Houses

We need volunteers to serve a greeters starting at 8:30am at the school and be available to talk with attendees about their experience at Bache-Martin.
None of these opportunities tickle your fancy?  We are always in need of volunteers to assist for random activities, such as distribution of Cherrydale orders, delivery of Valentine Day Candy-grams, coordination of donated school supplies, moving of donated furniture and goods, etc.  Let us know when you are generally available and we will be more than happy to reach out to you!  Email Aimee with your availability.