Please note, our volunteer needs can change year from year and many of these opportunities look different because of COVID. This is a general list to give you an idea of what has been done in the past and the sorts of things we need help with.
Office Volunteer Office volunteering has expanded and may include various paperwork and projects as needed, computer and “list serve” assistance, helping with students arriving late, and answering incoming calls. Volunteer role: A 1-2 hour time slot on a regular basis, 1-3 times per week is ideal. Confidentiality is key.
Health Room Help the well being of the school! Volunteer role: assist students and the health room para as needed. First-Aid class is provided through the district.
Marquee Board Help with publicizing the LES events on two marquee boards. Updates to the board are done weekly and can be done anytime the school is open.
Workroom Teacher Preparation A weekly commitment to help with various teaching preparation tasks such as cutting, copying and general “busywork” and offer general support to the teachers and staff.
Library Our Librarian needs your help during the school day to keep the library the amazing resource that it is! Volunteer role: reshelving books, assisting students with research or finding books. Any amount of time is helpful.
Eco-cycle Green Star School Program LES has the distinction of being named an Eco-cycle Green Star School for the past 6 years and help is needed to implement their waste reduction strategies. Volunteer role: help students recycle and compost their waste during the first two weeks of school lunch, and other projects and events that may occur.
Open Enrollment Presentation/Tour for Neighborhood Families Parent volunteers provide snacks, set up the library for the Open Enrollment meeting and lead tours for neighborhood parents.
Jog-a-thon An all-school community- building event that promotes physical activity and inclusion. The Jog-a-thon takes place in the spring some years and in the fall other years. We need lots of volunteers including: help on the day of the event with water stations and punching lap cards.
Read-a-thon An all-school community-building event celebrating literacy. Volunteer role: Stuff envelopes with information, calculate results, and distribute prizes to the classrooms. Most jobs take about 2 hours; some are after school.
Book Fair This is an opportunity for families to purchase new books while helping the LES library earn more books. Volunteer role: help organize the Book Fair events in October and April, set-up/take-down of displays, assist with cashiering in 2 hour shifts.
Spirit Night Fundraising Dinners Join the LES community in eating out and raising money for the school. Assist in the coordination of 1-2 “Spirit Night” dinners at local area restaurants. Volunteer role: communicate information to school community via website, signs, marquee, Friday Folders etc.
Family Movie Night Bring your sleeping bags and money for pizza and snacks in the gym or out on the soccer fields. Volunteer role: set up/clean up, serve concessions or sell tickets.
Ice Cream Social Another fun all-school, family event which is held one evening in April during Family Night and focused on our school goals and the spring Book Fair. Volunteer role: set-up/clean-up, cashiering and scooping in short shifts.
Field Day Help set up the field day extravaganza in May. Mr. Dombek needs assistance before school on the day of the event to get all of the equipment ready for the students to use.
Spirit Week Spirit Week is a week-long event to celebrate LES’s school spirit. In collaboration with Mrs. Rocke and the LES Student Council, various activities are planned each day which include classroom contests, all school activities and special theme days. Volunteer role: assist with preparation of contests, all school activities, and other needs as determined by Mr. Miller and by Chairs.
Running Club Running Club runs from April – May and meets two mornings a week before school. Volunteer role: Facilitate at breakfast (help kiddos get food, be seated, clean up and get to class on time), record mileage during breakfast, take pictures during Running Club, or complete other miscellaneous tasks.
Conference Dinners During the week of conferences in October and February/March, volunteers provide the teachers and staff, who work all day and evening, with potluck dinners. This is a gratifying way to demonstrate your appreciation!
Staff and Teacher Appreciation Days Participate in a series of heartwarming events to thank the amazing LES staff. Volunteers are needed to bring homemade goodies to staff/teacher lunches.
Hearing and Vision Screening Each child has their hearing and vision screened one day in September, so many volunteers are needed to make the day run quickly and smoothly. Volunteer role: Receive training and assist with testing students’ eyesight and hearing. Volunteers are needed for half-day or whole-day shifts.
Garden to Table The LES garden team works directly with our students to plant and harvest lettuce, then prepare an all school salad for everyone to enjoy! Volunteer Role: Prepare planting beds in fall/spring after school or on the weekends, assist students as they tend the garden during school hours, help care for the garden during summer break.
School Pictures Volunteers help by ushering students to the picture area, helping to fix hair and getting kids back to class. Help is needed for one day in September for student picture day and for class picture day in April.
K-1 Ambassadors Attention current Kindergarten/future 1st grade families! This program, which runs during the summer months, welcomes incoming kindergarten families to LES by connecting them with parents of soon to be 1st Graders. The “ambassadors” and new kindergarten families gather for Lemonade and snacks at the Kindergarten playground, the Sunday before school begins in August. In addition to the Lemonade gathering, play dates are organized at Memory Square throughout the summer for incoming kindergarten families.
PTO Liasons: Attend the 4 evening PTO meetings per year, and help communicate key information to your child’s classroom parents/ guardians. One needed per classroom.
**Please note that your children cannot accompany you while volunteering during school hours per BVSD guidelines.**
Thank you for volunteering!
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