our volunteers!

There are many ways to get involved at J.V. Washam through volunteering!  We have opportunities to fit everyone’s schedule and available time commitment including one-time opportunities, on-going opportunities, volunteering during school hours or even after school hours.  

Becoming a Volunteer is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Complete the CMS Volunteer Registration.

2. Choose the volunteer opportunity from the list below that interests you.

3. Contact us to get started!

Volunteer Opportunities

Click on any of the committee names below to contact us to ask questions or express your interest.

School-Wide Support – During the School Day

Dollar Days are designated days most months where students can bring in a donation to their teacher to be able to wear pajamas for the day, participate in crazy hair day and other fun themes!  On these days, volunteers are needed to collect money from each classroom and make deposits.  

Friday Folders are informational folders that are sent home with your student every Friday.  Volunteers are needed to meet on Friday mornings to help stuff each folder and deliver them to the classrooms.

Greeters are needed throughout the year to welcome and sign people in during special events held at the school. 

Health Room volunteers are needed to assist our school nurse with various non-medical tasks.

Media and Book Room volunteers help support our media specialists by re-shelving checked in books in the library and in the Book Room.  Times and days for volunteering are flexible. 

Photography and Videography volunteers take pictures at school events to provide to our school newspaper, The Hawkeye, our website, and for use in our yearbook.

The School Marquee, located at the entrance of school, is updated once a week to keep our parents current on school events and information.

The School Store has t-shirts, spirit sticks, and other items available for purchase to our students.  Volunteers are needed throughout the year to supervise and assist the student volunteers in the store.

School Tours are given throughout the year to new and prospective students.  Volunteers take prospective families around J.V. Washam and answer questions about our school.  1 hour of training is provided.

On VIP Day, your student can bring their “VIP” to school for breakfast in the cafeteria followed by time in the classroom for a glimpse inside their school day.  Volunteers on this committee help set and clean up breakfast provided to the VIP's.

School-Wide Support – Outside of the School Day

Beautification is a committee that meets on a weekend during the fall and the spring to help maintain and improve outdoor areas around the school.  This committee needs lots of helpers who don’t mind rolling their sleeves up for some outdoor work!

Dining Nights Out are a great way to enjoy a break from cooking, support our school, and support local businesses! Restaurants donate a portion of their sales on designated J.V. Washam dining nights.

School Rewards are an easy way to raise money for our school throughout the school year!  J.V. Washam benefits from Box Tops, Harris Teeter VIC program, Publix Partners, Shoparoo, Amazon Smile, Coke Rewards, Entennmann’s Little Bites, Kellogg’s Family Rewards, and Labels for Education.

Student Recognition volunteers help assist administration with printing award certificates throughout the year for student’s achievements.  We are looking for volunteers and for someone to help co-chair this for the 2017-2018 school year.


Classroom Support

Clerical/Make-It-Days provide support to our teachers by cutting and assembling materials for them at home.  Certain dates are scheduled to come pick up materials from the parent center, take them home to work on for the teachers, and return to school by a deadline.

The Fifth Grade Promotion is a special ceremony and celebration that volunteers help plan, organize, and implement.

The Fifth Grade Picnic Celebration is a fun, end of year celebration for fifth graders that volunteers plan, organize, and implement.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Days need volunteers to help organize and plan events for the staff and volunteers to donate items needed on days when breakfast/lunch or other events are scheduled for the teachers and staff.

One Time Opportunities

Art by Me is a fundraiser, typically in the spring, that allows all students to participate by taking their artwork and turning it into products that families can purchase and keep as mementos forever.  We are looking for volunteers and for someone to help co-chair this event for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Book Fair is held in the fall and again in the spring.  The Book Fair lasts for a week each time and requires several volunteers to help with different events like Family Night and to help during school hours as cashiers and helpers while each classroom visits the Book Fair.  Our students, teachers and parents love our Book Fair!  We are looking for someone to help co-chair this event for the 2017-2018 school year.

Sign up HERE to help in the Spring Book Fair

The Boosterthon Fun Run is J.V. Washam’s largest fundraiser!  Students raise money for their school through pledges for a fun run that ties in good character traits in the process.  The students love this event that includes music and tons of fun!  

Field Day is an action-packed day full of fun events for our students that takes place toward the end of the school year!  Lots of volunteers are needed to help with each station, setting up, and cleaning up after the event. 

The Hero Event, formerly the mother/son event, is an event held after school hours on a location off-site (bowling, movies, etc.).  This is always a fun event for the students!  We are looking for someone to help co-chair this event for the 2017-2018 school year.

​The Holiday Shop is a seasonal store set up for a week before winter break.  Each classroom has a set time to visit the Holiday Shop where students purchase inexpensive gifts to give to their friends and family.  We need lots of volunteers during this week to help set up the shop, help as a cashier, or wrap the presents that are purchased.  The Holiday Shop is always a big hit with the kids!

The Sweetheart Dance is a large event held in our school gym on a weekend during the spring.  This event requires volunteers to help with decorating, setting up, helping during the dance and other support in the planning.  This is a fun night for students to dance, enjoy music, and bring their favorite grown up to accompany them!

The Washam Gala and Silent Auction is an adult only fundraiser held off-site, usually during the fall.  This fun event raises money for our school through silent auction donations.  Volunteers for this committee are needed to solicit donations for the auction, help with setting up and taking down this event, and help take shifts to work during this event.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at J.V. Washam!  Please check this page regularly for volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

 For more information or to sign up for any event/opportunity listed above, please email Cristy Culpepper or Vivian Gibbs