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Orono Schools is grateful for its many community partners who bring families together for community engagement, fundraising and support for students and staff in Orono Schools. Learn more about these organizations and please reach out if you would like to get involved. 

Volunteer & Mentorship Opportunities

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District Partners & Volunteer Organizations

1 Orono PTO

The Orono PTO serves students in grades K-5, at both Schumann Elementary and Orono Intermediate School. Please visit the PTO website today to learn more. You can also follow the Orono PTO on Facebook and Instagram @oronopto

2 Orono Middle School Parent Association

OMSPA plans, organizes and executes programming for Orono Middle School students (grades 6-8) and staff by engaging OMS parent volunteers. Please visit the OMSPA website to learn more. 

3 OHS Spartan Parent Association

The Orono High School Spartan Parent Association (SPA) serves students in grades 9-12. The 23-24 SPA meeting dates are September 26, 2023; January 16, 2024; and April 16, 2024 at 8:15 a.m. at the Orono Activities Center beginning at 8:15 a.m. Please visit the SPA website to pay dues, review programs and activities, and learn more.

4 Orono Action

Orono Action is a nonpartisan committee of the Orono School Board with parent and community leadership that advocates for public education, specifically for the policies and funding that further the best educational outcomes for the students of our communities. Please visit the Orono Action webpage to learn more. 

5 Orono Foundation for Education

The Orono Foundation for Education works with the Orono Schools to harness the community’s time, talent and financial resources to ensure the Schools have the resources to continue their tradition of excellence and to empower all students to achieve their highest potential. Please visit the OFE website to learn more.

6 Orono Alumni Association

The Orono Alumni Association coordinates homecoming events, hosts business networking events, and supports scholarships and mentoring opportunities for Orono alumni. Please visit the Orono Alumni Association website to learn more and get involved.

7 Interfaith Outreach

Interfaith Outreach rallies resources and ignites the community to ensure all families live their best lives, all children succeed and the entire region prospers. Visit the IOCP website to learn more.


WeCAN is a Western Hennepin County community nonprofit that empowers and equips individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency. Please visit the WeCAN website to learn more. 

9 Every Meal

Every Meal focuses on the food gaps when children aren't able to receive free and reduced meal programs, including weekend programs. Please visit Community Education Youth Programs to sign up and learn more.

A Americorps Minnesota Alliance with Youth

Americorps Minnesota Alliance with Youth provides the district with Americorps Promise Fellow staff and summer assistants. Please visit the webpage to learn more and contact

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