DMS PTSA can’t do any of the fun things they do without the help of parent volunteers like you!!If you’d like to volunteer in any way at Durham this year, let us know! We have a “general volunteer list” of parents (or grandparents!) we contact when we need help with random tasks. (And we are fun. Not scary-type-A-dramatic-pushy-PTA-mom fun. Promise!) Send us an email!


Each sub-tab under the volunteers page tab will take you to a committee that currently needs volunteers. Below you’ll find a fuller description of what the PTSA does during an ordinary year.

We’ve said it before… if you really wanna see the awesome at Durham, you have to be involved. Sign up to volunteer! If you have a day, or only an hour, we need your help! Right now, we’re looking to fill a few committee chair positions. They require no experience, just a willingness to surround yourself with 1100 of the coolest middle schoolers around. Below you’ll find a list of our standing committees. Shoot us an email is you’d like more info on volunteering in any capacity or want additional info! See you around the halls!!

Chicken Biscuit Sales – Each Wednesday morning two volunteers sell Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuits from 8:15-9:30

Duty Free Lunch- Volunteers monitor the cafeteria during school lunch hours once per month to allow teachers to eat lunch in peace & quiet.

Fun Friday- Our Wildcat behavior incentive event on designated Friday afternoons allows the students free time outside to be kids. Volunteers are needed for each grade level to sell snacks.

General Volunteers- Events always come up at the last minute or committees might need extra help. We use general volunteers to help us fill in throughout the year.

Grade Level Dances– It takes many hands to plan each grade level dance from decorations, food, and games to set up, chaperoning and clean up. Dances are held in the spring.

Honor Roll Celebrations- After each nine weeks, the students with all A/B’s and S’s in conduct celebrate with a fun event. Volunteers are needed to help plan and chaperone during school hours.

Hospitality– Help spoil our staff by bringing in store bought or homemade treats and serving them several times during the year.

Membership- Sign up families, students and staff as PTSA members during the Meet & Greet before school starts. Gather local business coupons to distribute in membership packages. Organize membership drive campaign in September. Enter membership information in database.

Olympics– This week long, field day type event needs volunteers in March to help sell t-shirts and in May to provide water and other assistance to the athletes.

Red Ribbon Week– This national program takes place in October. Volunteers help promote being drug-free by creating and advertising daily themes and distributing Red Ribbon items throughout the week.

Reflections– Support the arts in this national competition by getting information to students about the contest. Assistance is also needed to help coordinate judges, prepare art work for submission and deliver/pick up art as needed. Most work takes place in the Fall.

School Store– Each morning 2-3 volunteers open the school store from 8:30-9:30 allowing students to purchase items needed during the school day.

Spirit Night– Help is needed to coordinate and promote Spirit Nights/Take Out Tuesdays. These happen periodically throughout the school year.