Volunteer Opportunities Form

Thank you in advance for volunteering at Selwyn! We are grateful for your commitment to our children. Please indicate your interest(s) by checking the appropriate box. You will receive confirmation of your assignment from the committee chairperson or Selwyn contact. If you have questions regarding a committee, contact information for committee chairs – click here.

If you would like to volunteer but are not sure what would be the best fit for you, please contact Gray Seatro, Volunteer Coordinator, or any PTA Board of Directors member.

There will also be “day of” event volunteers needed throughout the year which will be communicated via the Eagle Email.  You can also always find near term opportunities here.

  • Learning Buddy (Tutor)* – Provide consistent weekly academic assistance before or during school to a student who needs reinforcement or remediation as directed by a teacher. Volunteers will meet with the same student for 30-45 minutes once a week October – May on a set schedule.  A Learning Buddy must be a CMS registered volunteer, sign a confidentiality agreement and attend a training/ meeting normally the  3rd week of Sept (Chairs: Emily Browne, Quinerly Cowden)
  • Lunch or Breakfast Buddy/Mentor – Develop a relationship with a child in need of a positive adult role model.  Once a week or two times monthly.    (Contact: Assistant Principal, Elizabeth Carrubba)
  • North Star Reading Partners Volunteers - A CMS initiative in which volunteers work one hour, once a week. Volunteers will work with a 2nd grader who is struggling in reading. (Contact: Literacy Facilitator, Michelle Vulgamore)
  • Partner School / Billingsville-Cotswold Volunteer – Support our CMS partner school, Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary, with your time and talents.  Provide assistance with tutoring students in literacy or math. Provide assistance to staff through copying, organizing leveled books, and other activities throughout the year. Any amount of time makes a difference. Flexible Schedule.(Chairs: Cathy Bradley, Jamie Scurry)
*indicates mandatory training
  • A-Team Volunteer – Assist autistic team teachers with classroom responsibilities. Volunteers needed to help with weekly lunch coverage, assist in Autism Awareness Week, and assist with field trips (around town, Special Olympics, etc) No training required – a positive attitude and patience a plus!
  • Classroom Support Volunteer – Assist literacy and math facilitators and classroom teachers with preparing resources for use in Selwyn classrooms.  Can do from home!  (Chair: Laura McDermott)
  • Office Volunteer* – Want to be on the front line?  Volunteers needed in the office for 2 hour shifts on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.   (Chair: Monica Roush)
  • Proctors* – Assist in classrooms and as hallway monitors for grade level testing. Opportunities in September and May.  (Contact: Assistant Principal, Elizabeth Carrubba)
  • Staff Appreciation Volunteer – Assist with staff appreciation efforts throughout the year including monthly recognition and during Staff Appreciation Week scheduled for March 11-15, 2019.  (Chairs: Helen Collins, Brittany Jackson and Megan Roane)
*indicates mandatory training
  • Chess Club – Work with Young Master Chess to teach chess to our students.  Chess Club meets Wednesdays (typically from the end of September through the end of April) from 3-4pm.   Volunteers are needed once a month on Wednesdays from 2:45-4 to help as needed with students. Volunteers do not need to know how to play chess.  (Chair: Susie Klein)
  • Nature Trail/Nature Tales – Take classes in grades K-2 out on the Selwyn Nature Trail, read a science-related book to the class, discuss, and sometimes complete an additional mini-activity. Lesson plans and materials will be provided. Volunteers are asked to help with a minimum of one lesson and to cover at least half of the classes in a given grade level (about 3-4 hours total). Most outings are in the fall and spring and need to be coordinated with the teachers’ schedules.  (Contact: Beth Norton, Davis Hebert)
  • Outreach/Inreach Volunteer – Assist with coordination and execution of grade level service projects.  Each project will run one week or less.  (Chairs: Catherine Ruth Kelly, Meredith Murr)
  • Science Lab- Love observing firsthand how science engages and activates our children’s minds?  Opportunities are available to organize and set up materials for pre-determined labs, assist in clean up, and support teachers as needed in execution of lab experiments. Schedule is flexible. (Chairs: Heather Brent, Ashley Hall, Lauren Thompson)
  • Friday Night Lights – Work a shift to help carry out this fun family event – set up, face painting, hair painting, handing out food and drinks, handing out football tickets, clean up, etc. on Friday, October 19, 2018. Some volunteers will be needed to help with heavy lifting during set-up. (Chairs: Katrina Moffett, Auguste Olson, Shelby Ott)
  • Parent Party - Help plan, carry out and clean up after this awesome annual tradition. March 1, 2019 (Chairs: Holly Goodman, Heather Salameh)
  • Red Ribbon Reading –  Assist in the preparation and implementation of Red Friday on October 12, 2018.  Help in the Spring with logistics, financial and creative aspects of RRR kick-off! (Chairs/Co-Chairs: Erin Boor, Kristi Speckman, Krissy Sternberg, Jennifer Whitworth)
  • Selwyn Celebrates the Arts – One of Selwyn’s finest traditions!  Assist with mounting artwork throughout the year.  Help set up, display and take down the fabulous artwork for our Spring PTA event scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2019.  Flexible daytime hours; no artistic ability required.  (Chairs: Robyn Huffstetler, Christy Parbst, Katie Shute, Kristi Warren)
  • Selwyn Fun – Help set up, carry out and clean up after these wonderful community building events - Movie Night (Friday, November 2, 2018), Grandparents/Special Friends Day (February 2019) and Dance Party (Friday, February 22, 2019) (Chairs: Mary Lindsay Evans ,Kate Ishee, Holly Bundy)
  • Book Fair – Volunteers needed to operate cash registers and assist shoppers at our Winter Book Fair, December 4 through December 7, 2018, and at our Spring Book Fair, during the mornings of May 1 through May 4, 2019 and the evening of Selwyn Celebrates the Arts, Thursday, May 3, 2019.  (Chairs: Jeana Bruchs, Melissa Lovett)
  • Art Support – Assist with mounting and displaying artwork throughout the school building throughout the year.  Great way to have hands-on involvement around the school and interaction with the staff.  Support preparation for SCArts. Flexible scheduling.  (Chair: Andrea Green)
  • Campus Beautification - Help keep Selwyn's campus beautiful throughout the year! Volunteers are needed to pick up liter and maintain plants on scheduled beautification days and as needed in between. (Chairs: Seth Hudson, Carlyle Knox, Steve Taylor)
  • Eagle – Would you like to dress up as the Selwyn Eagle for key events throughout the year?  Sign-up to be contacted when the eagle is needed!  Typical appearances are during morning carpool (1st and last day of school, Eagle Dads Days), Red Friday assembly (morning October 12), Beginners Day (morning May 10), and other special event days. (Contact: Kerri Porter)
  • Hospitality Volunteer – Assist with two to three hospitality events during the school year. Times vary from day to evening events. Contribute goodies on an as needed basis. Very flexible!.  (Chairs: Leigh Ann Faherty, Julie Jackson)
  • Photographers – Do you love attending school events and taking pictures?  We are looking for volunteers to help capture all of amazing activities happening at Selwyn.  (Pictures to be used for PTA communications.) (Chairs: Brooke Brown, Kim Lineberger)
  • Prospective Parents - Assist with prospective parents’ events and welcome initiatives. -Open House (Oct. 11, 2018) and Beginner’s Day (May 10, 2019).  There will be two meetings held in the months leading up to each event and the event itself.  Activities include preparing packets for prospective parents as well as supporting the days’ activities (check-in, tours, greeters).  Choose to help with one or both! (Chairs: Mayleng Watson, Sarah Summers, Melissa Lewellen)
  • School Store – Assist with school merchandise sales at special events.   (Chairs: Sarah Gainey, Angie Reavis)
  • Tour Guide* – Share your love of Selwyn School with prospective families.  Tours occur on Tuesday & Thursday mornings, 9:30-10:30.   (Chair: Monica Roush)
*indicates mandatory training

Please complete this form by Wednesday, September 5th.