Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering, in general or for any of the following, please contact our volunteer coordinator Carolyn Adams at email. She will direct your request to the appropriate person.

This page is actively being updated, so check back for updates and more details.

5th Grade Programs

Dates: All Year
Help organize/run the many events unique to 5th grade including:

  • End of year picnic
  • End of year pool party
  • Simulated congressional hearings
  • Graduation

Boo Hoo Breakfast

Dates: First day of school ~ 9 – 10 am
Help setup and run the Boo Hoo breakfast for Kindergarten parents by:

  • Ordering food
  • Food prep
  • Welcoming new parents
  • Being there for new parents to answer questions or just talk

Book Fair

Dates: All year
Our annual scholastic book fair is a great fundraising opportunity. Help by volunteering to:

  • Setting up
  • Selling books
  • Cleaning up

Campus Enhancements

Dates: Throughout the year
Help keep our campus looking good by:

  • Maintaining and enhancing the entry way
  • Maintaining and enhancing the bulletin board

Cultural Arts

Dates: Throughout the year
Help provide cultural enrichment to SJLES by:

Family Fun – Back to School Picnic

Dates: Beginning of the year
Volunteer for the back to school picnic and help with:

Family Fun – Bingo Night

Dates: All Year
Help with this very popular event by helping:

  • Setup the event
  • Sign in families
  • Hand out snacks
  • Hand out prizes

Family Fun – Ice Cream Social

Dates: All year
Volunteer for this delicious event and help:

Family Fun – Jaguar Jamboree

Dates: All year
Lots of volunteer opportunities for this big event. Help by:

Field Day

Dates: Spring
Lots of volunteer opportunities during field day including:

  • Coordinate lunch for volunteers
  • Serving lunches

Kindergarten Welcoming

Dates: Beginning of the school year
Several volunteer opportunities to help welcome our newest members of the SJLES family, including:

  • Boo Hoo Breakfast

May Day

Dates: Throughout the year and for the event in May.
There are lots of different volunteer opportunities for our biggest fund raising event of the year. Some positions will have tasks throughout the year, others are only needed for the day. Please see https://sjlespta.org/may-day-volunteering/ for details regarding May Day


Dates: Throughout the year at other PTA events
Help recruit parents to join the PTA during events and aid in signing up new members throughout the year. Volunteer by:

  • Advertising the PTA
  • Sending information to SJLES families
  • Collecting information from SJLES families
  • Sending out membership cards
  • Sitting at tables during other events

Memory Book

Dates: All year
Let your creativity shine by helping develop the school memory book!

Multi Cultural Night

Dates: All year
Multi Cultural Night is an annual activity that features different cultures and fun activities centered on our diverse community. Volunteer by:


Dates: All year, once per week
This program identifies kids who might benefit from one on one reading help. This very rewarding volunteer opportunity to help children read. Flexible hours, with weekly commitment.

Reading Program

Dates: One Time – March through May
Volunteer needed for the reading program by:

  • Point-of-contact for the Frederick Keys Reading Program
  • Collect book forms
  • Distribute tickets to homerooms

Science Fair

Dates: All year
Volunteer to help with the science fair by:

  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Organize participants
  • Organize judges

Screen Free Week

Dates: All year
To encourage health and wellness we encourage students to step away from their screens. Volunteer by:

Staff Appreciation

Dates: All year
There are various events throughout the year to show our appreciation to the staff. Volunteer by helping:

  • Make/buy food for lunches/dinners
  • Setup the lunches/dinners
  • Clean up after the lunches/dinners

Staff Fitness Challenge

Dates: All year
Details to follow

Turkey Trot

Dates: Fall
Our annual Turkey Trot is a family walk around the Mt Hebron HS track. Help out by volunteering by:

Walk to School Day

Dates: All year
Details to follow

Walking Wednesday

Dates: All year, 30 min to 3 hr at a time
Help our kids stay active during recess. Kids will walk for exercise and to earn charms! Come help by:

  • Handing out cards
  • Handing out charms
  • Marking cards