Volunteering at Nce

There is something for everyone at NCE! Whether you can volunteer every week or one day out of the year, any amount of time volunteering is appreciated. The committee descriptions, listed below, are just some  of the many PTA committees you can be involved in. If you'd like to be involved in one of these committees, have time or special skills you are willing to share with NCE PTA, please fill out our volunteer interest form or contact our VP of volunteers Kathryn at

How do I find out about volunteer opportunities during the year?

Check the HOME page at NCEPTA.ORG

Like us on Facebook: "Nottingham Country Elementary PTA" and watch other NCE social media outlets.

Watch the weekly ENEWS for ways you can get involved.

Opt In to "Volunteer Data Base" on PT-AVENUE. 

Check your child's Wednesday Folder for flyers.

Homeroom teachers will send volunteer requests home through email or Wednesday Folders

Join one of our many committees. Read more about each committee below.



Let us know what areas you are interested in helping in or what skill areas you'd like to help with. Great at decorating, graphic design, making phone calls, then we have tasks that you can help with! Fill out our volunteer interest form below!

fill out our volunteer interest form here

NCE PTA COmmittees



Assist with vision & hearing screening 

(Mrs. Wingate – Nurse)                                                                                             

Three hour shifts in either the morning or afternoon.  She will contact you with dates as soon as she knows.

Auction    (Shelley Landry)

Assist with promoting, collecting and preparing auction baskets.  Assist night of auction with setup, breakdown and other auction related jobs. Time commitment varies for several months leading up to the event (Spring).   

Beatification (Terra Rhodes)                                                                                    

Beautify our school! Help once or twice during the school year to build and landscape beds and assist in planting shrubs and flowers. 

Boosterthon - Fall Fundraiser   (Lacey Stewart)            

This will be our 2017 Fall fundraiser. We will need help tallying laps and passing out water on the day of FUN RUN and collecting donations after FUN RUN. (Sept-Oct-Nov)

Carnival – Spring Fundraiser   (Cherie Sheffer and Amber Garansuay)                                 This is the most exciting event of the year for our students.  We need a lot of help to make this a successful fundraiser for our school. Time commitment varies for several months leading up to the event (Spring).

Community Promotions (Sandy Henderson & Emily Skokna)                            

Help collect and prepare box tops to be sent in

Field day (Coaches, Ana Mata, Emily Trevino)

Headed up by our coaches, the kids get a ½ day of fun and games.  The students and typically divided by grade with K-2 together and 3-5 together.  Volunteers donate slices of watermelon for snacks and water.  We also assist the coaches in operating each of the stations.  

Homeroom parent representative   (Cherie Sheffer)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Yearlong.  Assist homeroom teacher with any workroom needs, facilitate two classroom parties, pass on information and encourage auction/carnival participation. 

Joust Read  (Mallory Basset)                                                                                                        Year long. The Joust program is designed to encourage students to read and increase comprehension. Help keep track of student’s reading progress, process rewards, etc. (1 hr/week)

Library help    (Mallory Basset)                                   

Regular Library Volunteer  - Come to the library and help students find books, check out books, and shelve the books that are turned in.  You can sign up to do as many times a month as you want to.

Book Fair Help - Do you want to help with book fair, but don’t want to be a library volunteer the rest of the year? Then this position is perfect for you.  You can help decorate, set up the book fair, be on hand to help kids find books, break down the book fair and run the cash register.

Home Helper  - Help us get materials ready.  This would be mostly cutting out bookmarks and manipulatives for Joust Read and lessons; may also ask for some typing help now and then.  Everything can be done from home. Everything you need will be sent home with your child.

Me and My Guy Dance(Kristen Vacek)

Help will be needed organizing food, decorations, entertainment and set up! 

Mother/Son Event (Holly Estes)    

Help will be needed organizing food, decorations, entertainment and set up!

Nutcracker Market (Shelly Hannon and Kelley O’Brien)               

Help is needed setting up the Holiday Shop prior to the event and help the students shop during the event.

Late November

Newcomer hospitality  (Jilian Wewer)                                                                    

Help new families get acquainted with our school and volunteer programs and/or serve as a mentoring mom to those new to NCE.  Great way to meet new friends!

Publicity   (Open)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Take pictures or collect pictures from various school functions and display them at NCE or pass them on for publication in our local newspapers and magazines.  You could use your writing skills to write short articles. (1 hr./mo.)

Red Ribbon week   (Jessica Bonesteel)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This is a school-wide week long drug awareness program (October)

Reflections   (Sara Stephens)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This is a student fine arts contest including photography, music composition, literature and art.  We need help compiling and displaying students’ entries.  (2-3 days/fall)

Santa’s Breakfast (Kasey Davis and Stacey Franks)   

Help will be needed prior to event and day of event. Organizing food, craft, decorations, entertainment and set up! (Early December)

S.P.I.C.E (Student Parent Interactive Curriculum Enrichment)  (Sarah Pearson)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Each grade has one to two events/year ranging from Rodeo Day in KG to Metric Olympics in 3rd Grade. Volunteers are needed to be grade level coordinators and many volunteers are needed to help on the day of the events.  Good opportunity to get into the classroom. (One day)

STEM Lab (Jim Troutman)                                                                                      

Assist K-2 classroom teacher in facilitating weekly ½ hour class visits to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Lab.  Great way to get to know students and teachers! (½ Hour/week, year-long)

Teacher appreciation   (Danielle Green & Kathy Gohlke)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Help show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them.  Various duties include decorating, gathering donated gifts, catering and serving during teacher luncheon before school starts and teacher appreciation week in May. Great way to get to know NCE teachers and staff too!

Teacher treats  (Kristen Vacek & Abby Walker)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Provide treats for teachers 4 times a year.  Depending on the number of volunteers, you will be asked to provide a salty or sweet treat once or twice during the school year. (usually,  on a Thursday or Friday by 8:30am)

Workroom  (Mari Shoup)                   

Yearlong. Teachers cutting, laminating, sorting, etc as the most helpful to them.  Training is provided for these jobs.  (1 hr./weekly or bi-monthly)

Watch D.O.G.S. - DAD’S PROGRAM   (Scott King )                                                                                                                                                               This program is designed to get our NCE dads more involved in our school.  Help with carnival in our sausage booth and Donuts with Dad

Yearbook  (Laura Harris, Jean Hare and Tara Cote)       

Yearlong project.  We need grade level photographers to work with our grade level yearbook editors. Will be taking pictures of day to day activities and special events.