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)

Contact : mlhuling@gmail.comcresmembership@gmail.com 

See Classroom Volunteer Opportunities list below


PTO Volunteer Position


Art Plus Leads x2

Coordinate the art plus program for all grade levels. Once a month, each grade does a project based on an artist that is being taught. Responsible for ensuring that each grade level lead understands the project and has the supplies to carry out the project in each class. 

Math Counts

A national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement. It inspires excellence, confidence and curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math programs. Students are selected for the competitive MathCounts Team mid-year based upon their performance in the MathCounts Club.

Science Olympiad A

A national non-profit organization dedicated to creating a passion for science learning by bringing science to life through Olympic-style events and encouraging development of teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students. Challenges are aligned with the curriculum for various grade levels. 

Odyssey of the Mind

An international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state and World level.

Movie Night Set Up

Help to set up before the start of movie night and to man the concessions and food stands.

Bingo Night Chair

Hosted in February, the Bingo team buys prizes, advertises the events, handles registration and facilitates two sessions on Bingo night.

Talent Show Chair x2

Usually occurring in April, the committee manages all aspects of rehearsals and two nights of talent demonstrations including event marketing, registration, etc.

Box Tops/Loyalty Programs

Responsible for promoting, organizing and managing the Box Tops Drive held in both the Fall and the Spring.  Coordinate with vendors to set up any school rewards programs to help raise money for our school. All work done remotely.

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.

Tennis Tournament Chair

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

Silent Auction Chair – Business Donations

Responsible for  soliciting auction items from local businesses and working with volunteers from other elementary schools on the community-wide silent auction held in March.

School Wide Volunteer Opportunities


Coordinator: Sherry Maradey (President Elect) - cres.preselect@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Academic Teams Coordinator Awo Gray awo.a.gray@gmail.com
First Lego League/Jr FLL Marilani Alt mlhuling@gmail.com  
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: Nikki Nabi (VP Events) - cresevents@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities 

Movie Night

(September 9th, 1st quarter)

Set Up Comittee Needed



(November, 1st quarter)

Liz Udell



Skate Night

(January, 2nd quarter)




 Family STEAM Night

(March, 2nd quarter)

Tim Judkins

Volunteer Needed



(February, 3rd quarter)

1 Volunteer Needed

    Email : cresevents@gmail.com 



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

Volunteer Opportunities

Direct Donation Drive Steve Gotts cresfundraising@gmail.com
Book Fair Jenny Peoples   
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: Marilani Alt (President) - crespresident@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




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.