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





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


School Wide Volunteer Opportunities


Coordinator: Volunteer Needed (President Elect) - cres.preselect@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Academic Teams Coordinator Radhika Yathin radhikaiengar@gmail.com
First Lego League/Jr FLL Jennifer Howard je_howard@hotmail.com
Math Counts Feng Guo  
Science Olympiad A Awo Archampong-Gray awo.a.gray@gmail.com
Science Olympiad B Neelam Kadam nkadam@gmail.com
Odyssey of the Mind Tran Le  
Chess Club David Mehler dmehler@chessctr.org



Coordinator: Mandy Kerr (VP Events) - cresevents@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Movie Night
(September, 1st quarter)
Sheri Economou
Chandrani Das
(November, 1st quarter)
Olivia Ranakusuma olivia.ranakusuma@gmail.com 
Skate Night
(January, 2nd quarter)
Georgia Hwang hwageo11@gmail.com 
Family STEAM Night 
(March, 2nd quarter)
Tim Judkins cresptocommunications@gmail.com
(Feburary, 3rd quarter)
Mary Lee mycholee@yahoo.com 
Talent Show
(April, 4th quarter)
Alison Mills
Melody Akhaven

School Musical
(June, 4th quarter)
Volunteer Needed Email cresevents@gmail.com 



Coordinator: Mollie Loeffler (VP Fundraising) - cresfundraising@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Direct Donation Drive Mollie Loeffler cresfundraising@gmail.com
Book Fair Ann Malekzehda   
Box Tops Huong Nguyen huong135@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: Danielle Kouzoukas (VP Membership) - cresmembership@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Directory Jessica Hooten jessrepka@yahoo.com 
Yearbook Marilani Hulig   


PTO Leadership

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


Teacher Support

Coordinator: Erin Mascatello (President) - crespresident@gmail.com


Room Parent Coordinator Jenny Peoples cresroomparent@gmail.com
Teacher Support Coordinator Elena Nenashev elena.nenashev@gmail.com 
Art Plus Karyn DeVito
Jessica Hooten
Character Education Alyson Samburg 1.piper.ryan@gmail.com
Library Heather Singley husingley@hotmail.com
Hospitality Tonya Ocloo adkinstonya@hotmail.com 
Hospitality Co-chair Alyson Samburg alycoffey@yahoo.com
Health Clinic Support Piper Ryan
Melanie Giddings


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

Contact Karyn DeVito (khrt9@aol.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



Contact Heather Singley (husingley@hotmail.com) to volunteer

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. Click here to download the 2019-2020 room parent list.