Volunteering: Ways to Get Involved at Colvin Run

Are you looking for ways to get involved? We've got you covered! From opportunities in the classroom to school wide events there are so many ways to participate at Colvin Run and make a difference in your child's elementary school experience! Please join us!


School Wide Volunteer Opportunities | Classroom Volunteer Opportunities | Volunteer Opportunities by Class


Open Volunteer Opportunities






Golf Tournament
Musical Email cresmembership@gmail.com
Classroom Volunteers See Classroom Volunteer Opportunities list below


School Wide Volunteer Opportunities


Coordinator: Marilani Alt (President Elect) - cres.preselect@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Academic Teams Coordinator Awo Gray awo.a.gray@gmail.com
First Lego League/Jr FLL Volunteer Needed  
Math Counts Mr. Xie  
Science Olympiad A Chandrani Ohdedar Das chandranio@gmail.com
Science Olympiad B Awo Gray and Yamini Babu awo.a.gray@gmail.com
Odyssey of the Mind Volunteer Needed  
Chess Club  Coach Mehler dmehler@chessctr.org



Coordinator: Kristy Mathey (VP Events) - cresevents@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities 

Movie Night

(September 10th, 1st quarter)

Michelle Sanders

Stephanie Esposita

Irene Luu (Meng)



(November, 1st quarter)

Liz Udell

1 Volunteer Needed


Skate Night

(January, 2nd quarter)


2 Volunteers Needed


 Family STEAM Night

(March, 2nd quarter)

Tim Judkins

Volunteer Needed



(February, 3rd quarter)

2 Volunteers Needed


 Talent Show

(April, 4th quarter)

Emily Palmieri

1 Volunteer Needed


 School Musical

(June, 4th quarter)

Jenn Clark

1 Volunteer Needed

Email : cresevents@gmail.com 



Coordinator: Steve Gotts (VP Fundraising) - cresfundraising@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Direct Donation Drive Steve Gotts cresfundraising@gmail.com
Book Fair Janine Barnhart   
Box Tops Volunteer Needed Email cresfundraising@gmail.com 
Golf Tournament Volunteer Needed Email cresfundraising@gmail.com   
School Supply Kits Elaine Lin Wang lin.elaine.usa@gmail.com  
Spirit Wear Sheri Economou sherieconomou@gmail.com 



Coordinator: Jessica Hooten (VP Membership) - cresmembership@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Directory Rangena Hotaki cresdirectory@gmail.com 
Yearbook Marilani Alt mlhuling@gmail.com   


PTO Leadership

Contact CRES PTO President at crespresident@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer.


Teacher Support

Coordinator: Robin Crawford (President) - crespresident@gmail.com



       Room Parent Coordinator         

        Jenny Peoples cresroomparents@gmail.com
        Teacher Support Coordinator       

        Volunteer Needed

        Art Plus        

        On Hold

        Character Education       

        Volunteer Needed 


        Volunteer Needed  

        Health Clinic Support       

        Volunteer Needed   



8th Grade Volunteers

If you're in 8th grade this year and are interested in volunteering at a Colvin Run event, please fill in our 8th Grade Volunteer Information Form (located in your dashboard) and we will let you know when we have events coming up.



Classroom Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering in your child's classroom is super easy. Review the descriptions of in-class volunteer opportunities below. Contact the coordinator listed or your child's room parent to help. 


Art Plus

On Hold Until 2nd Quarter

Contact cresmembership@gmail.com to volunteer

Art Plus is a PTO sponsored, volunteer driven, art enrichment program for all grade levels that enables students to display creative and innovative thinking.

Time commitment: 1-2 hours each lesson; 4 lessons per year (1 per quarter)

Usually 3-4 volunteers needed per class


Class Parties/Events

Contact Room Parent to volunteer

This can be as simple as a pizza party or more involved such as an end of the year party or a grade level event.

Time Commitment: 1-5 hours per event/party

Depending on your involvement, the scale of the project and the number of volunteers


Class-specific Jobs

Contact Room Parent to volunteer

Some teachers have class specific jobs that need volunteers, such as: reading, writing, at-home work, etc.

Time Commitment: 1 hour per week depending on the job




Spend time with your child's class in the library, checking books in/out and helping shelve books

Time Commitment: 1 hour every 2 weeks; Year-long commitment

2 designated reps per class (K-5)


Room Parents

Contact Jenny Peoples (cresroomparent@gmail.com) to volunteer

Room parents play a crucial role at CRES assisting the teachers, coordinating class enrichment activities, organizing parent volunteers for classroom support and keeping parents connected to their children's classes. Contact the Room Parent Coordinator for more information.

Time Commitment: Needs vary by class


Service Learning Projects

Contact Room Parent to volunteer

Service Learning Projects (SLPs) provide students a variety of practical opportunities to demonstrate compassion through charitable activities, such as: Wolf Trap clean-up, sneaker and bike drives, or making gift baskets for assisted living residents.

Time Commitment:  1-5 hours depending on your involvement, the scale of the project and the number of volunteers.

Usually 1 project per grade per year



Contact Room Parent to volunteer

Specials include a variety of activities (both PTO and non-PTO sponsored) including art, computer lab, STEAM lab, foreign language, etc.

Time Commitment: 1 hour per week

Note: specials and needs vary by grade


Teacher Support

Contact Room Parent to volunteer  

Help your teacher with copying, laminating and other related activities that support the classroom.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week

1-2 trained TWR reps per class preferred


Wednesday Folders/Binders

Contact Room Parent to volunteer

Help your teacher by sorting important school info and student work into folders/binders for students to take home

Time Commitment: 1 hour per week





Volunteer Opportunities by Class

Contact your child's room parent for information on available needs and how to help. If you need your room parent's contact information, please email cresroomparent@gmail.com or your child's teacher.