Volunteer Position Descriptions

Recurring Volunteers:

  • VES Garden: Meet at garden next to playground after Walking Wednesdays to work in garden. Help plant, weed, harvest and maintain our vegetable garden.
  • Garden “Workdays”: Assist on Organized Garden Work Days, dates TBA, on which larger garden projects will be completed. No gardening experience necessary.
  • GRACE Art: Become a docent and teach/present artists and art projects in the classroom on a scheduled, monthly basis. All presentation information and project supplies are provided.
  • Library: Help shelve and check out books and/or assist in the library.
  • New Family Outreach: Help welcome new families into our VES community.  Assist in organizing events, answering questions, and providing support in hopes to make new families feel more comfortable and informed about our school.
  • Odyssey of the Mind: Coach students during the Fall/Winter for the Odyssey of the Mind Spring Competition.
  • Read-A-Thon: Assist with coordinating and planning the Read-A-Thon and/or the Read-A-Thon school celebration.
  • Safe Routes to School: Support events sponsoring walking/biking to school.
  • Schoola: Assist in the organization of a couple clothing drives that help those who need a little extra assistance.
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation: Assist with monthly teacher luncheons including food donations and/or help with set up & clean up. Help with Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • Virginia Readers Choice: Help the Reading Specialist tally responses, develop bulletin boards, organize end of year celebration and assist in this great year long reading program.
  • VES 5K/1 Mile Fun Run: Join one of many race committees for help with pre, during, or post-race events. This is the PTA’s main fundraiser and requires many volunteers doing a wide variety of jobs.
  • Walking Wednesdays: Set up and man the coffee/token table before school on Wednesday mornings.
  • Wednesday Folders: Help prepare weekly folders once a month on Wednesday mornings or volunteer to prepare folders for your child’s individual class and/or grade.

One Time Event Volunteers:

  • Bingo Night: Help with set-up/clean-up, work the sign-in table, run the raffle, and work the prize table.
  • Curriculum Night: Help set-up/clean-up, and working of dessert and beverage table during our school’s busy curriculum night.
  • Fall Carnival: Assist in the promoting, organizing, making, and working of fall carnival, games, arts and crafts, and food court. Assist in the set-up/clean-up of VES’s fall carnival.
  • Fall/Spring Pictures: Help students line up and spruce up for photos in the Spring and/or Fall.
  • Faculty Basketball Game: Help plan, organize, or assist during the Spring Faculty Basketball game.
  • Field Day:  Help P.E. teacher set-up, clean-up and/or run games for this all day event in the Spring.
  • Gallery Night: Help with set-up/clean-up and displaying of children’s artwork during gallery night. Assist in setting up and working the dessert and beverage table at the event.
  • Grandparents Day: Help greet and escort grandparents to classrooms.
  • PTA Family Dance: Assist with organizing the evening, setup and clean up.
  • PTA Movie Night: Help plan, organize, and assist during movie night.
  • Thanksgiving Lunch: Help greet and serve lunch to visitors.

For more information, visit the relevant pages on this web site. Look under the Programs and Events menus.
Click here to fill out the volunteer form.