Each PTA unit is required to report the total volunteer hours for the program year. The collection of hours is important in maintaining our federal tax-exempt status. An association (PTA) granted nonprofit charitable status must receive one-third of its support from the general public. The recorded hours of volunteers are proof of this. Volunteer hours can be reported in the narrative portion of the IRS 990 report and can also be placed on your PTA’s financial statements. From the information provided by nonprofit charitable organizations, the IRS publishes a figure, adjusted annually that gives a dollar value to the volunteer hours reported. This dollar value is seen (as a donation to local communities and statewide). This valuation reminds current and prospective members how important their efforts are, and also raises the public’s awareness of the association (PTA). Frequently, foundations and businesses request the number of volunteer hours an organization expends annually when considering the awarding grants.
PTA volunteer hours include attending executive board meetings, association meetings, PTA workshops and trainings; fundraising activities; Founder’s Day Celebration; making bank deposits; buying supplies for PTA events and programs, to name a few. If you need additional information, or have questions, please contact Mary Black, Historian.
To record District monthly volunteer hours, click on the Volunteer Tally Sheet Form.
To record a PTA unit’s monthly volunteer hours, click on the unit’s Council: