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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!

For more information or to sign up for any event/opportunity listed above, please email Lynn Bettencourt or Erica Johnson, co-VP of Volunteers.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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. 


Classroom Support

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.

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! 

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 Fall Fete/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.

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

Dollar Days
Friday Folder
Health Room
Media/Book Room
School Marquee
School Store
School Tours
Dining Nights Out
School Rewards
Student Recognition
Clerical/Make It Days
Fifth Grade Promotion
Fifth Grade Picnic
Teacher/Staff Appreciation
Art By Me
Book Fair
Field Day
Hero Event
Holiday Shop
Sweetheart Dance
Gala/Silent Auction
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