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!


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

School Wide Volunteer Opportunities

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


PTO Events - Check out the list of events here and contact Gina Dell'Atti at cresevents@gmail.com


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.


Clinic - Details coming soon

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, confer with your room parents, or just click on your child's teacher's name below to see a list of volunteer opportunities available listed on Signup Genius. 


Volunteer Opportunity


Time Commitment

Room Parents

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.

Needs vary by class


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

Coordinated by Room Parents

1 hour per week
Note: specials and needs vary by grade

Teacher Work Room

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

Coordinator: Johnna Steuble johnnasteuble@gmail.com

1-2 hours per week
1-2 trained TWR reps per class preferred
Wednesday Folders/Binders

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

Coordinated by Room Parents

1 hour per week

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

Coordinator: Barbara Gauthier bdgauthier@cox.net

1 hour every 2 weeks

Year-long commitment
2 designated reps per class (K-5)

Class Parties/Events

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.

Coordinated by Room Parents

1-5 hours per event/party

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

Class Specific Jobs

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

Coordinated by Room Parents

1 hour per week
depending on the job
Art Plus

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

Coordinator: Vuslat Eksi vuslateksi@yahoo.com

1-2 hours each lesson
4 lessons per year (1 per quarter)

Usually 3-4 volunteers needed per class

Service Learning Projects

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.

Coordinated by Room Parents

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

Usually 1 project per grade per year


Help the yearbook come together by taking photos at classroom/grade level events throughout the year and assisting with yearbook layout design in the spring.

Coordinator: Marci Jacques mlj705@gmail.com

5-10 hours per year depending on your involvement, the scale of the project and the number of volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities by Class


Signup Genius Links



Melanie Chadwell
Jennifer Reed
Karen Richards
Tawanya Scarboro

Fourth Grade

Karl Bittner
Kailyn Carroll
Diane Hausman
Jessica Seiler
Deb Witt

First Grade

Tricia Abernathy
Julie Baker
Aimee Crewalk
Victorine Moon

Fifth Grade

Kathleen Bunch
Stephen Giese
Anitris Patterson
Jana Ruffner

Second Grade

Cindy Bender
Christine Canaga
Amy Edwards
Judy Loving
Jodi McIlhenney

Sixth Grade

Joan Andrade
Cara Ellenbogen
Jennifer Fabbri
Les Gray
Patty Hansen
Andrea Pollock

Third Grade

Steve Alexander
Kerry Hunt
Ali Simanson
Kristine Walter