Volunteer Opportunities

If you have any extra time, even an hour or two, we would love your help! You can sign up below for specific events. If you have any questions at all, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at pesptsavolunteer@gmail.com.

Please note that all volunteers who will be present at events with students need to complete a Volunteer Application Form. These can be picked up in the school office, and can take several weeks to process so please plan ahead.

October 18 – Staff Appreciation – Parent/Teacher Conferences Survival Kits.  Every year, the PTSA makes up bags for the teachers to have a quick snack between meetings.  Please sign up to donate the items we need. (Individually wrapped items only please.) All items are due into the front office by October 18th.


October 19 – Monster Mash/Fall Festival Our largest Family Fun Night of the year, Monster Mash (formerly Fall Festival) is a beloved tradition at PES! Families enjoy spooky indoor & outdoor activities, play games, & win prizes. Volunteers are needed to help set up, run carnival-type games, & clean up afterward. We still need a lot of volunteers to make this event run smoothly. Please sign up to help!


November 8 – Auction One of two main fundraisers, this is a FUN adults-only evening. Friends, family, and community members are invited to attend! Volunteers are needed for procurement, ticket sales, set up, check in/out, & clean up. If you would like to help, please email our Fundraising Chair, Patty Sabandal: sabandal5@icloud.com

November 22 – Turkey Bingo. A Family Fun event, with turkeys and other prizes to be won! We need 4 volunteers to help this event run smoothly.


December 11-13 – Holiday Shop. Holiday “shopping” event for kids to purchase gifts for family members at low or no-cost. Volunteers needed to help set up, assist younger kids in choosing items, & wrapping gifts. The shop runs in the PTSA Portable during school hours. The kids really enjoy it.

Book Fairs – Dec & May. Volunteers are needed in half-day shifts to assist with set up & check out, to help children with their selections, and to help keep the space tidy.

PTSA Financial Review – Dec & July. Volunteers are needed to review the PTSA’s financial records to make sure everything is in order. The financial review committee meets twice a year for approximately 2-3 hours.

Shoe Box Lunch – Mar. Volunteers create individual lunches for one or more staff members based on completed “Lunch Surveys.” Lunches can be homemade or store bought. Creativity is encouraged! 

Yearbook – All year (especially Spring). Volunteers needed to help take pictures, sell yearbooks & work with our coordinator to create the annual yearbook.

Walk/Jog-a-thon – Apr 24. One of our 2 main fundraisers, this is a fun and energetic event in which PES kids (and staff!) run or walk around Strawberry Field in order to raise money (and win prizes). Many hands are needed to work before, during & after this event. Regular volunteer committee meetings are held beginning in January.