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


Various Volunteers Needed (see below)


Click here if you are interested in volunteering in any capacity!


Contact : mlhuling@gmail.comcresmembership@gmail.com 

See Classroom Volunteer Opportunities list below



School Wide Volunteer Opportunities



Art Plus Leads for 2nd and 6th Grade

Responsible for reviewing the presentation beforehand so are familiar with the project. Help the school wide leads set up and put away material the day of ArtPlus and assist in explaining the project to the volunteers. Time commitment varies each quarter due to varied project prep time. Every quarter : 2-3 hours onsite for 1 day plus 0.5-1 hour every quarter familiarizing with project.

Golf Tournament Chair

Responsible for organizing and working with other elementary schools on the community-wide Golf Tournament held in the Spring.  Responsible for recruiting volunteers  and working during the tournament.

Beginning in late February, requires 15 - 20 hours of commitment total.

Hospitality Lead

Help set up any luncheons or breakfasts. Setup and cleanup with coffee pots, tablecloths and some baked goods for PTO meetings.

Sporadic throughout the year. Will have 2-3 days per quarter where we have an event that will require 2 hours of assistance.

Movie night 2023

Volunteer at 2022 Movie Night to see the flow; Organizes all aspects of the 2023 Fall movie night to include movie selection and purchase, concessions, food, event marketing and sponsorships. Requires 15-20 hours of off-site commitment between April - September; 6 hours on-site commitment the week of the movie night

Silent Auction  - CRES Donations

 Promotes silent auction to all school staff, solicits donations of experiences/items from  staff and liases with Celebrate Great Falls.  Requires 15-20 hours of off-site commitment contacting CRES staff via email between late Jan - April.

Silent Auction  - Business Donations

Solicits donations by local businesses for the silent auction and liases with Celebrate Great Falls.

Requires 15-20 hours of off-site commitment contacting businesses in person, phone and email between late Jan - April.


Contact Jessica Hooten if interested in volunteering! There are off-site volunteer opportunities
also! cresmembership@gmail.com


Coordinator: Sherry Maradey (President Elect) - sherry.maradey@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Academic Teams Coordinator Awo Archampong-Gray awo.a.gray@gmail.com
First Lego League/Jr FLL Manish Jain geet.manishjain@gmail.com  
Math Counts/AMC 8 Xiang Yin xiangyin@gmail.com 
Science Olympiad A Cyrus Tang cyrustang998@gmail.com 
Science Olympiad B Awo Gray and Yamini Babu awo.a.gray@gmail.com
Odyssey of the Mind Yan He Beal yanhebeal@gmail.com 
Quiz Bowl Estella Xi estellaxi@yahoo.com 
Chess Club Coach Mehler dmehler@chessctr.org



Coordinator: Nikki Nabi (VP Events) - nikki@nikkinabi.com

Volunteer Opportunities 

Movie Night

(September 9th, 1st quarter)

2 Volunteers Needed



(November, 1st quarter)

Volunteer Needed


Skate Night

(January, 2nd quarter)

Amanda Rosenthal



 Family STEAM Night

(March, 2nd quarter)

Tim Judkins




(February, 3rd quarter)

Michele Teitelbaum


Talent Show

Jenn Clark

School Musical  Jenn Clark jena4leight@gmail.com 



Coordinator: Pooja Singh Jagasia (VP Fundraising) - cresfundraising@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Direct Donation Drive Pooja Jagasia cresfundraising@gmail.com
20th Anniversary Gala Maryam Razmjou maryamrazmjou@gmail.com 
Book Fair Jenny Peoples   
Tennis Tournament Haiba Bakar haibabakar@gmail.com  
Golf Tournament Volunteer Needed Email cresfundraising@gmail.com   
Silent Auction Chair-CRES Donations Volunteer Needed  
Silent Auction Chair- Business Donatinos Volunteer Needed  
School Supply Kits Jane Accomando janetheresa@gmail.com   
Spirit Wear Erin Mastello erinjudybennett@yahoo.com
Original Works Jessica Hooten jessrepka@yahoo.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 mlhuling@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer.


Teacher Support

Coordinator: Marilani Alt (President) - mlhuling@gmail.com



       Room Parent Coordinator         

        Jenny Peoples cresroomparents@gmail.com
        Teacher Support Coordinator       


        Art Plus        

        Volunteer Needed

        Character Education       



        Volunteer Needed  

        Health Clinic Support       




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 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


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.