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Volunteer efforts - big and small, one time or ongoing -
All are welcome and matter, now is the best time to get involved.
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!
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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.
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.
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: Fall
Help put together the Wolftrap Connection, the joint school and PTA newsletter that gets distributed to parents.
Looking for new webmaster for 2023-2024 school year.
Volunteers assist in students and staff check out material through the internal circulation system, shelve books and assist students in finding materials. Volunteers will be trained to use the circulation system and data entry for new materials if needed. The Coordinator sets up the volunteer signup and liaises with the librarian on needs. Timeline: ongoing
Help find candidates for open board positions. This committee is partially filled and could use more members.
Help coordinate student artwork sale.
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
Help find vendors, create flyers, decide on items to sell, and promote spirit wear drives. Facilitate distribution of purchased items.
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
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.
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
Change out the lettering on the sign in front of the school to keep parents informed of important dates.
Helps in the promotion, planning, and execution of the yearbook. May require taking photos at school events or in classrooms. Timeline: ongoing
|Membership and Friends of Wolftrap
Help promote parent and teacher membership for the PTA. Timeline: Fall and Spring
|Wolftrap 5k & Fun Run
The largest community and fundraising event for the school. Help secure sponsorships and coordinate elements of the silent auction.
|AmazonSmile & Education Rebates
Identify and communicate passive income opportunities for the school. Primary rebate programs include AmazonSmile, BoxTops, Harris Teeter, and Silver Diner. Timeline: Ongoing and Oct and Feb (Box Tops).
|Dining for Dollars (Virtual: Take out Tuesday)
Help coordinate fundraising events at local restaurants.
|After School Programs
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)
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
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: Ongoing from January, as well as a week in the summer.
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 (Signup Genius available here). Work with school faculty to promote a green lifestyle.
|Odyssey of the Mind
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
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
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 (Signup Genius available here).
|Wolftrap Gives Back
Liaison between Ms. May 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
|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.
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
A night of science in collaboration with the Children's Science Center. Parents guide students through engaging, hands-on STEM activities. Needs a Co-chair this year (shadow with current lead) and new lead for next year. Multiple parent volunteers are needed the night of, watch for a Signup Genius. Timeline: early December
Volunteers needed to set-up and pack-up the Fair, help students with purchases, and help ring up sales. Watch for a Signup Genius for this event. Timeline: November
|Cultural Arts Assemblies
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
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. Timeline: February
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. Timeline: Dec/Jan
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
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. Timeline: January-March
|Veteran's Day Celebration
Arrange display for the display case. Coordinate Wall of Valor posters. Help coordinate any needs with the school for the Veteran's Day Assembly.
|Wolftrap Elementary 5K and Fun Run
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: ongoing and April
|World Heritage Night (alternates annually)
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. Scheduled this year 2019-2020.
|Chinese New Year (alternates annually)
Chinese New Year Celebration - Bi-Annual. Plan the Chinese New Year celebration. Alternates years with World Heritage Night. Next scheduled 2020-2021.