Volunteer Opportunities

How can I help as a volunteer?

Join us! There are volunteer jobs to fit any talent and any hours you can spare! Parent participation is vital to our great school, so act now and let us know how you can help by reviewing the role descriptions at the bottom of this page and completing the form below. If every parent volunteers 10 hours per year, just imagine all that we can accomplish together! Thank you! 

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If you have more than one child at CL, please list them all.
If you have more than one child at CL, please list all of their current teachers.

Role Descriptions

In-class Volunteering

Classroom volunteer: Help teachers with correcting papers or checking in homework, classroom projects, classroom parties, field trips. Usually this does not start until October. Contact your room parent or teacher for more information.

Education Outside volunteer: Assist the Education Outside teacher with learning activities in the school garden. This is done with your child’s class. The schedule will be posted shortly and we’d love to have one or two parent volunteers per classroom.

Library volunteer: Assist the librarian while your child’s class is in the library. Read books, help find books, help with checking books in and out/

Committees – year round

Community Building Committee: Help identify and organize more free, inclusive, community building events throughout the school year.  3-4 people to needed lead this group.

Green Schoolyard committee: Committee members plan improvements to the school gardens which serve as outdoor classrooms, and support the Education Outside educators. Typical tasks: attend approx. 6 meetings/ year, envision, plan and execute site development projects, organize community work days, track/ maintain budget.  If you like to work with your hands, this is the committee for you! 

Note: we are especially in need of a steward for the Scott campus water harvest system. The position doesn't require being on the committee and doesn't require much time. 

Starlight Auction committee: The Starlight Auction is CL’s biggest fundraising event – if you’re interested in party planning, please sign up! At this time, the committee especially needs people who can solicit business owners for donations to our Silent Auction; we’ll give you a short list of local businesses, and you would contact them to arrange a donation.

Mayfair committee: The Mayfair is held on Saturday May 13, and it is a carnival, a party, a bbq, and a lot of fun! We are looking for 3-4 people who would help organize the event - sign up now if you love carnivals and if you have ideas for fun activities.

Website maintenance and communications committee: Volunteers needed to take photos at school events for our websites, and/or to help maintain our two websites. Training provided for simple web master duties, editing, writing, gathering or checking information. Time commitment: up to 1 hr/week.

Spirit merchandise support: CL has a number of great items for kids and parents to show their school spirit!  Parent needed to help fulfill and deliver orders. Time commitment: 1 hr/month

Committees – short term

Annual fund committee: This committee solicits parents and businesses for CL’s big fundraising drive. Tasks include communicating with parents, recording donations, brainstorming ideas. Time frame: September and October

Science fair committee: conceptualize booths, organize event, and recruit parent volunteers for spring science fair. Time frame: April

Book Fair coordinator: The Scholastic Book Fair brings books to our students and raises money for our classes. We need a coordinator for the Madison campus to organize the booth and the volunteers, and to work with Scholastic. Sign up and we’ll send you more information – the retiring coordinator can give you detailed instructions so you will know exactly what to do. Time frame: October and April

For more information on the role-based or short-term volunteer positions, or if you have any questions, please email us at clpta.volunteering@gmail.com.


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