Volunteer Options & FAQs
Get Involved — Volunteer!
When adults volunteer, all students benefit! There are many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved! Your help is needed! Complete the Volunteer Interest form and we will be in touch with you.
VOLUNTEER INFO AND FAQS
1) How do I find out more information about activities that I may be interested in volunteering for?
A: Fill out the Volunteer Interests Form. You can update it throughout the year as you become familiar with volunteer opportunities that may interest you. Chairs are given the list of people who expressed an interest and are responsible for contacting you.
2) If I fill out the Volunteer Interest Form does that mean I'm scheduled for that event?
A: No. It will just give your email to the committee chair or board member so that they can contact you with information and formal signup process relevant to your opportunity.
3) What type of opportunities are there?
A: Below we've broken down a description of options in detail:
This honestly is usually less scary than it sounds. Every member that has raised a hand to volunteer for a board position I think they would say they do not regret it one bit. From creating a great rapport with some like-minded friends, having a solid say in your child's elementary school experience to adding valuable skills to your resume. A board seat is not for everyone but if it's something you might be interested start here.
The cogs and wheels that help our school run smoothly. Committee chairs take on an activity (ideally something that may be of interest), and run with it. But don't worry, there's plenty of help along the way from those that have been through the horse and pony show at least once to the awesome parents signing up their interest to volunteer right now. Curiosity peaked? Check out our committee chair link.
Ever wonder how those fun annual school parties and events seem to just happen? Usually it's because of people like you. The better we staff our yearly events with great people, the better our events. That means people like you. See a list of our Events to learn more.
Classroom, Around School and At-Home Help
Our teachers are amazing but there's only so much they can do on their own. Each teacher usually will communicate their volunteer wishes at the start of the school year. From assisting with art and computer labs, stuffing papers on Fridays or driving to field trips, there is plenty of needs. Helping out at school doesn't just means classrooms either. We need help delivering our lunches to kids (teachers have to eat too!), working in our garden, sorting our books in the library and lending a hand wherever one is needed.
Classroom Volunteer Role Descriptions
Volunteer Coordinator: The Volunteer Coordinator organizes parent volunteers by creating a monthly volunteer calendar with the names of parents who have volunteered for stations within the classroom (e.g., Math stations, Read Naturally, Writer’s Workshop, Key Words, Science Lab, Friday folders).
Classroom Party Planner: The Party Planner coordinates parent volunteers and supplies needed for class parties with the assistance of the Room Parent and as directed by the teacher.
Field Trip Coordinator: The Field Trip Coordinator obtains parent chaperones and confirms insurance information in the office.
Library Volunteer: Parents who sign up to volunteer in the library will assist during their child’s library hour by helping children sign in and out books and assisting with shelving books, as needed. There will be a training at the beginning of the year.
Yearbook Classroom Representative: The Classroom Representatives are responsible for taking pictures of your child's classroom. In addition, the Rep is asked to help take and gather classroom specific pictures during the school the year (Camps, Field Trips, Halloween, Winter Sing, etc). These photos are uploaded to the yearbook site to use throughout the Yearbook.
Classroom Technology Support: Tech savvy” parent who can help serve as a point person for the classroom teacher. With the transition to greater technological use within the classroom, teachers may need support navigating technological demands. Responsibilities will vary by classroom, but the classroom tech support should be comfortable helping with student projects (e.g., setting up the technological portion), troubleshooting equipment, etc.
LPIE Art Class Rep: The art representative is the liaison between their classroom and the LES Art Fair Chairs.
- Create art folders for each student in their classroom in the fall
- Helps LPIE Art Instructor to ensure that every student in their classroom has a piece of art that will be displayed at the art fair
- Help with set-up and take down of the LPIE Art Fair in May
Classroom Kindness Rep: Kindness Classroom Representative: A new position at LES this year, this parent will be invited to create monthly kindness opportunities, support students and teachers in building cultures of kindness inside of the classroom and beyond. Examples include kindness themed posters, participating in school-wide kindness activities and coordinating with Kindness Committee Chairs to support ongoing efforts.
Garden Coordinator: Organize parent volunteers in your class to help direct the students as they engage in the garden. The students will be working on tending, planting, and discovering the garden. This year we will even be nurturing plants and seedlings in preparation for our spring plant sale! We need one parent each week we visit the garden.