WOLFTRAP VOLUNTEERING

Make an impact for our kids!

Wonderful Wolfie Shoutouts

Use this link to shout out a Wolftrap Volunteer.

We'll highlight them here and in the Connection and Facebook group (as time permits). 


YAY Lauren Aggerwal!! Lauren is always willing to use her leadership skills, creativity and amazing organizational abilities to help out with a myriad of Wolftrap events. She’s really positive and supportive of everyone around her. She’s an inspiring person to volunteer with and to know!

 


Get involved today:  

Are you interested in Volunteering? There are so many ways to volunteer with the Wolftrap Elementary PTA! Whether you have a large or small amount of time, we welcome your support. We have so many opportunities that include various levels of time commitments and a wide range of skillsets. Plus, we are a fun bunch and volunteering is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the Wolftrap community! Fill out this form - takes 2 mins tops!

 

Contact volunteer@wolftrappta.org with questions.

 


Volunteer Requirements

 

All volunteers must have a Photo ID/License to register when coming to the school. Unfortunately, younger children may not come to the school for volunteer engagements.

 

 
Annual Book Fair Committee - November 13-17
Email Bookfair@wolftrappta.org for information about how to be involved or sign up here to volunteer for a shift. 
 
Marketing and Communications Volunteers
Are you a marketing, communications, content creation, graphic design, or digital layout person?  Many hands make light work and we could use some extra folks pitching in with marketing, social media and communications efforts across all PTA initiatives. Do you have a little spare time to take on a small side effort with the PTA? We'd love to have you on our team and YES, we are a SUPER crew! Email communications@wolftrappta.org or president@wolftrappta.org for more details. 
 
AIM Art
The Wolftrap PTA is so excited to revisit the Artist in the Making (AIM) supplementary art series for our students. AIM relies on parent volunteers working in the classrooms to help teach even our youngest students how to become life-long art lovers.  We are gauging overall parent interest in helping with this program to better determine the number of lessons and overall AIM program we can roll out this year. https://forms.gle/yyJwHwutSxDBm3TV8
 
Talent Show Co-Chair 
Do you have theater, performance, stagehand or production experience OR are you a Wolftrap parent who loves this event?  If yes, we are looking for you! Please reach out to President@Wolftrappta.org to see if it's a fit for you.  
 
Teacher Workroom Support
Teacher Workroom Support is back! This PTA group, run by parents, is essentially a Kinkos for teachers to use. We provide clerical/administrative support such as making copies, cutting and laminating so that teachers can use their non-classroom time more effectively. If you are interested in helping out, please email teachersupport@wolftrappta.org for a quick training and a link to the signup genius. Initially, volunteer opportunities will be Tuesday afternoons, with possible expansion to Thursdays. You can volunteer for as little or as much time as you like -- anything helps!
 
Library Volunteers
Contact Ms. Hardin to get the time slots for library volunteers. 
 

Interested in Volunteering but Aren't Sure Where?
Want to participate but aren't sure where to fit in- we can help if you complete this quick online  Volunteer Interest Form.

 

 

Want to learn more about the events and programs the PTA sponsors? Below is a brief summary of each along with the email to reach out to the Committee Chair.

 

GENERAL SUPPORT
Audit Committee
audit@wolftrappta.org
Volunteers needed to review the accounting and business records and financial statements of the Wolftrap Elementary PTA. Volunteers should have experience with accounting or auditing. Timeline: All year
Communications
communications@wolftrappta.org
Help put together the Wolftrap Connection, the PTA newsletter that gets distributed to parents weekly. 

Webteam
webmaster@wolftrappta.org
Maintains the wolftrappta.org website by adding and deleting content when prompted by the committee chairs in the PTA.

Original Works
originalworks@wolftrapptag.org
Help coordinate student artwork sale.
School Supplies
schoolsupplies@wolftrappta.org
Volunteer promotes school supply info to families and tracks orders in the spring. Also facilitates distribution in August. Minimum time commitment. Timeline: April/May, August

Teacher Appreciation
volunteer@wolftrappta.org
Coordinate monthly theme luncheons for teachers and staff. Work with office staff to set dates and assign grade levels. Prepare monthly menu, plan decorations, and oversee set-up/clean-up for each luncheon. The committee caters a lunch the day of Open House in the fall and the last lunch in June also. Timeline: ongoing one Friday per month

 

Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@wolftrappta.org
Starting in the spring, coordinates all volunteers for PTA Chairs and Committees for the new school year in the fall. Implements an outreach campaign with room parents and former PTA Chairs to get as many positions filled as possible before the school year begins. Works with the PTA President/President-Elect on new Committee needs. Shares a spreadsheet with the PTA President/President-Elect/Webmaster listing filled/vacant volunteer positions. Keeps an up-to-date Committee and Chair list to reflect positions and needs.

 

Welcoming Committee
welcome@wolftrappta.org
The Welcome Committee chair is in charge of welcoming any new families to Wolftrap Elementary. He/she will organize a committee to create playdates throughout the summer for rising kindergarteners and 1st graders, and plan and implement the Welcome Coffee for new parents of Wolftrap. Timeline: as needed

 

Front Sign
volunteer@wolftrappta.org
Change out the lettering on the sign in front of the school to keep parents informed of important dates.

Yearbook
yearbook@wolftrappta.org
Helps in the promotion, planning, and execution of the yearbook. May require taking photos at school events or in classrooms. Timeline: ongoing

 

 

 

FUNDRAISING

Membership and Friends of Wolftrap
volunteer@wolftrappta.org
Help promote parent and teacher membership for the PTA. Timeline: Fall and Spring

 

Wolftrap 5k & Fun Run
wolftrap5k@gmail.com
The largest community and fundraising event for the school. Help secure sponsorships and coordinate elements of the silent auction.

More than just a run, this is Wolftrap Elementary's largest community and fundraising event! There are multiple volunteer needs across three committees: Race, Event, and Fundraising. Race committees coordinate race-specific items, eg. race route, permits, timing services, shirts & medals. Event committee coordinates non-race activities such as food, Fun Zone, Cake Walk, and raffle. Fundraising secures sponsorships and coordinates a silent auction. Look for a signup for weekend of activities, such as registration, race monitors, aid stations, refreshments, and a host of other race logistics. Timeline: December and April

 

Dining for Dollars 
dining4dollars@wolftrappta.org
Help coordinate fundraising events at local restaurants.

 

  

PROGRAMS

After School Programs
afterschool@wolftrappta.org
Help determine which after school programs will be offered.

Wolftrap after school classes include: Chess, Mixed Media Art, Running Club, and American Sign Language, to name a few.

Artists In Making (AIM)
aim@wolftrappta.org
Wolftrap’s own program that aims to make every student a lover of art! This in-classroom art program is taught by a group of volunteer parents using monthly portfolios featuring a specific artist, style or theme. Volunteers are needed to present information on the particular artist or subject and help children complete a hands-on related art project. Lesson materials, visuals and art project ideas are provided. Volunteers are needed every month and usually work in teams. No art background is necessary. Timeline: ongoing

 

Camp Invention
volunteer@wolftrappta.org
The Camp Invention Parent is the link between the PTA, the school, the county and Camp Invention. This person is responsible for securing building use as well as marketing and promoting the camp to full registration. Keeps track of students enrolling in Camp Invention. Acts as liaison between Wolftrap ES and the Camp Invention organization. Also assists the camp directors during the week of camp. Timeline: When active, ongoing from January, as well as a week in the summer.
Green Team
volunteer@wolftrappta.org
Organizes volunteers in the school lunches to help students learn what to recycle, donate, or throw away. Organizes volunteers to deliver donated food to a local food bank. Work with school faculty to promote a green lifestyle.
Odyssey of the Mind
odyssey@wolftrappta.org
This after-school enrichment program provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Challenges range from creating an original performance to building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. Competes at local, state, and world level. Volunteers are needed to coach and co-coach the children, provide snacks, transportation, etc. Timeline: Sept - Mar
Reflections Art Contest
reflections@wolftrappta.org
The Reflections Program is a national PTA-sponsored arts recognition and achievement program. It provides a venue for students to create and be recognized for original works of art. Volunteer(s) needed to help promote, organize, and track the program. Timeline: Local Deadline of October and Reception in Spring
Safe Routes to School
saferoutes@wolftrappta.org
Lead organizer helps register Wolftrap for International Walk to School Day in the Fall and National Bike to School Day in the Spring. In the Fall, works with Wolftrap administration to collect school transportation data for Tally Week. Represent Wolftrap in meetings with other Vienna schools and manage participation in the Vienna Bike/Walk Challenge in the Spring.

Volunteers are needed for Walking Wednesdays to help pick up coffee. 

Watch DOGS
watchdogs@wolftrappta.org
Help inform dads and other father-figures of this volunteer opportunity at the school. Volunteers sign up for one school day to promote a positive learning environment, discourage bullying, and gain insight into their child's school day. Timeline: Ongoing

 Full Description of program here. 

Wolftrap Gives Back
volunteer@wolftrappta.org
Liaison between school staff and the PTA regarding the school’s philanthropic activities. Reports to PTA what the school is planning and forwards information from parents offering suggestions that fall under philanthropy. Timeline: ongoing

 

EVENTS
Wolftrap Under the Stars
This kickoff event of the year with music, food and outdoor activities at the school. Volunteers are needed for setup, takedown, and helping with games. 
Pizza Bingo
bingo@wolftrappta.org
Organize volunteers and set up logistics. Collect small items for bingo winners. If desired, find raffle prizes to raise additional money. Timeline: October

Family Science Night
sciencenight@wolftrappta.org 
A night of science in collaboration with the Children's Science Center. Parents guide students through engaging, hands-on STEM activities. Multiple parent volunteers are needed the night of. SIGN UP HERE!  

2023 Family Science Night is November 30

Book Fair
bookfair@wolftrappta.org
Volunteers needed to set-up and pack-up the Fair, help students with purchases, and help ring up sales. Sign up HERE!  2023 Book Fair: November 13 - 17
Cultural Arts Assemblies
culturalarts@wolftrappta.org
The Cultural Arts Committee brings the arts and sciences into Wolftrap, giving all students an opportunity to experience various mediums covering music, dance, art and science. The committee sponsors assemblies, programs, & evening cultural events. Timeline: ongoing
Skate Night
skatenight@wolftrappta.org
Organize Wolftrap's Annual Skate Night. Involves coordination with the ice rink, tracking registrations, managing volunteers, marketing and logistics. Volunteers are needed on the night of the event to help with check-in, manage music and serve food. 2023-2024 Skate Night Date: March 16

Talent Show
talentshow@wolftrappta.org

Help coordinate this year's event, manage December preview, coordinate dress rehearsal, and set up, run and tear down the January show.  No previous theatre experience needed, just a desire to see this year's show become the best one yet.  We are a really fun committee, we just need a few more hands to help lighten the work load. 2023-2024 Talent Show Date: February 10

Edison Expo
edisonexpo@wolftrappta.org
The Edison Exposition is a PTA-sponsored non-competitive science fair that showcases science concepts, science experiments, and original inventions for students in grades K-6. Volunteers are needed to help with the Expo, advertise event and review student projects. Volunteers needed night of the event. Timeline: ongoing and March

Faculty Volleyball

volleyball@wolftrappta.org
Help coordinate with Louise Archer Elementary to plan a volleyball game and spirit activities for the faculty faceoff of Wolftrap v. Louise Archer. Look for a signup for night of volunteer needs for setup, cleanup, and concessions help. 2023-2024 Date: April 5

Veteran's Day Celebration
veteransday@wolftrappta.org
Arrange display for the display case. Coordinate Wall of Valor posters. Help coordinate any needs with the school for the Veteran's Day Assembly.
World Heritage Night (alternates annually)
worldheritagenight@wolftrappta.org
This is an opportunity to celebrate Wolftrap's ethnically diverse community. Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of the event, which includes country displays, music performance(s), dance or storytelling, crafts, and food. Timeline: ongoing and May of every other year; alternates with Chinese New Year. COMING in Spring of 2024!!
Lunar New Year (alternates annually)
president@wolftrappta.org
Lunar New Year Celebration - Bi-Annual. Plan the Chinese New Year celebration. Alternates years with World Heritage Night.