Volunteer Opportunities

  •  Volunteering - A Gift to Encinal and Our Children
    When you give the gift of your time to volunteer at Encinal everyone benefits. 
    Your children will love to have you involved and Encinal will be an even better school
    because of your involvement!

    There are many ways to volunteer at Encinal. Below is a description of volunteer opportunities.
    Find out how to be involved in a way that works for you.
    Ongoing Needs
    Volunteering in Your Child's Classroom   
    Almost every child is THRILLED when a parent comes to their classroom.  Each teacher has their own style, so you will have to check to see what kinds of volunteers are needed. Some examples of ways you might help are guest reader, assisting with class projects, field trip chaperones, etc.  It's fun ... get involved!  Please contact your teacher or Head Room Parent.

    PTO Committees
    The activities and events that are sponsored by the PTO help make Encinal special. This is a great way to make a difference -- your participation directly influences the quality of your child's Encinal experience. If something interests you, get more details by clicking on a specific activity/event. Get involved!  

    Each class has special sessions dedicated to art.  These projects foster creativity. Students learn patience, perseverance, and self-expression by developing their artistic talents. volunteers are needed to assist with weekly projects.  If you are interested in helping, please talk with your teacher and/or HRP contact the Art Teacher, Mrs. Noon, for more information. You can also join the Art Volunteers group on Parent Square.

    Our Librarian, Ms. Healy, plans a library lesson or story for each class during the week.  Parent volunteers help check library books in and out and help students find books that interest them.  To volunteer, please talk to your Head Room Parent to get on the library schedule for your class.  If you have questions or you aren't sure how to contact your HRP, please send an email to library@encinalschool.com.
    Did you know that the Encinal Teaching Garden is run entirely by parent volunteers?  If you have a green thumb, enjoy being outside getting a little dirty, or at least know a root from a leaf and a tomato from a cucumber, you would be a perfect volunteer in the garden.

    Hot Lunch
    We need parent volunteers every day from 11:15-12:30 to serve Hot Lunch to the students that have placed orders.  It's fun getting to work with a team of other parents and get to say 'hi' to all the kids. Please join the Lunch Volunteers group on Parent Square for more information.