We are excited to welcome back volunteers for the 2022/2023 school year!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Conn PTA!

Classroom Volunteer Training Session

December 12 at 4pm in the media center

Volunteer training is approximately 45 minutes.

Volunteer training is required for classroom volunteers, but not lunch or media center volunteers.

Volunteer Registration

Volunteers must be approved by WCPSS. If you were an approved volunteer during the 2021/2022 school year you do NOT need to register this year!

All volunteers must comply with WCPSS Board policy 5020: Visitors to the School.

Not sure if you are approved? Please contact the front office at 919-856-7637.

Need to Register?

You must register at a WCPSS school or worksite. You may visit Conn Magnet Elementary any school day to register. Please go to the main entrance and ring the buzzer. A Chromebook will be available for volunteer registration in the front office. All volunteers must pass criminal history and sexual offender registry checks.

See bottom of this page for FAQ on the registration process or visit WCPSS's volunteer page.

Ready to sign up?

See all our current volunteer shifts by clicking the link to Signup.com. More shifts coming soon!

2022/2023 Volunteer Opportunities

We have several volunteer opportunities for the 2022/2023 school year. You do not need to volunteer weekly or on an ongoing basis, we appreciate all our volunteers! We have volunteer opportunities that can be done on your own schedule, during the school day, after school or weekends.

  • Are you the life of the party? Sign up to help at our winter dance.

  • Love to organize? Help keep the PTA room clean and organized.

  • Have a lot of contacts in your community? Help solicit donations for our silent auction.

  • Love pulling weeds? Help our beautification team keep our campus clean and beautiful.

  • Love reading? Shelve books for Ms. Brick or help at our fall book fair.

Questions? Email: volunteer@connpta.org

Classroom Volunteers

Volunteer training is required for all classroom volunteers. Volunteer shifts are posted on Signup.com.

Kindergarten

  • 10:00-11:00am

  • 1:00-2:00pm

1st Grade

  • 9:30-10:30am

  • 2:00-3:00pm

2nd Grade

  • 11:30-12:30pm

  • 12:00-1:00pm

3rd Grade

  • 9:30-10:30am

  • 10:30-11:30am

4th Grade

  • 10:45-11:45am

  • 1:00-2:00pm

5th Grade

  • 10:00-11:00am

  • 2:00-3:00pm

Lunch

Assist school staff with student lunches. Duties include helping students open lunch items, bring students items they forgot to pick up (ketchup, napkins, etc.) and clean tables and floor between grades.

Media Center

The media center has lots of books coming and going! Help Ms. Brick with shelving and keeping bookshelves neat and tidy.

Mascot

We have an ongoing need for Corey Cougar to make appearances at events and when students reach their PBIS goals. Help bring Corey to life and smiles to students faces.


Beautification

Our beautification team helps to keep our campus clean and beautiful. Be on the lookout for special seasonal fun like bulb planting!

Conn Cares

Our Conn Cares team supports student services by providing wellness food bins in each classroom, snacks for bus riders when their bus is running late, Thanksgiving food bins for families and clothing for the front office.

  • Stock wellness food bins every 2-4 weeks, shifts will be in the morning to minimize classroom disruption.

  • Donate food and clothing items for students. Details coming soon.

  • Email Bri at advocacy@connpta.org to join this committee.

Conn Counts

Join our Conn Counts team to help register voters and spread the word about early voting.

  • Events to be held evenings and/or weekends. Details coming soon.

  • Email Bri at advocacy@connpta.org to join this committee.



CONNival

Our CONNival team works to plan our school carnival to be held May 12, 2023. Volunteers will also be needed the day of the event to setup, serve food, monitor games and activities, monitor the silent auction table, and clean up.

  • Help with planning on your own schedule.

  • May 12, 2023 - multiple afternoon/evening shifts

  • Event shifts will be posted on Signup.com in April.

  • Email Amanda at programs@connpta.org to join this committee.

Communications

Help make copies of printed PTA materials to be put in teacher mailboxes. This volunteer opportunity may grow to include copies for teachers.

  • Shifts will be on Mondays, time is flexible, but must be during the school day.

  • Email Lindsay at volunteer@connpta.org for more information.

Equity and Inclusion

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee ensures that PTA programming is equitable for all students and works with administration to create an inclusive environment.

Fundraising

Our fundraising committee works to raise funds needed to support our many programs. Our main fundraiser is All For Conn held during the month of October. Volunteers are needed to contact local businesses for donations, plan and create flyers for All For Conn and work with our social committee to plan community fundraising nights.

  • Help on your own schedule.

  • Fundraising Chair is still needed. Email Lindsay at volunteer@connpta.org if you are interested.

Hospitality

Our hospitality team provides food and snacks for staff luncheons and other school events. Volunteers will help setup, serve and clean up for these events.

Literacy

Our literacy team works with the media specialist to plan our school book fair and our Wake Up and Read book drive.

  • Book Fair shifts will be during the school day the week of November 14-18. After school shifts on November 16.

  • Wake Up and Read volunteers will be needed at arrival and dismissal to collect book donations.

  • Event shifts will be posted on Signup.com.

  • Committee Chair still needed. Email Lindsay at volunteer@connpta.org if interested.

Merchandise

Our merchandise team helps to ensure merchandise sold online is sent home with students weekly.

  • Volunteers will need to be available during the school day, but time is flexible.

  • Sales are highest at the beginning of the school year.

  • Email Erin at merchandise@connpta.org to join this committee.

PTA Room

Our PTA room tends to get a bit messy after events. Do you like to organize? We would love help keeping our room clean and organized.

  • Shifts will be available monthly, but time is flexible. Must be during the school day.

  • Email Lindsay at volunteer@connpta.org for more information.

Silent Auction

Our fundraising committee is bringing back the spring silent auction! Help is needed soliciting donations from local businesses and planning grade level baskets and experiences.

  • Help with planning on your own schedule.

  • Silent Auction to be held on May 12, 2023 after school.

  • Silent Auction chair is still needed! Email Lindsay at volunteer@connpta.org if you are interested.

Social

Our Social Committee plans our Winter Dance, community nights and other community activities.

  • Help with planning on your own schedule.

  • Winter Dance volunteer shifts will be on February 10, 2023 after school.

  • Email Lauren and Jed at social@connpta.org to join this committee.

Wellness

Our Wellness Committee plans our walk and bike to school days along with other wellness initiatives.

  • Walk to School is October 19 . Shifts will be before school.

  • Bike to School is May 3, 2023. Shifts will be before school.

  • Email Ellie at wellness@connpta.org to join this committee.

Yearbook

Our yearbook team plans and designs our school yearbook. They also attend our yearbook distribution event held at the end of the school year.

  • Work on your own schedule.

  • Photographers are needed to capture students in action at school.

  • Email Chika at yearbook@connpta.org to join this committee.

Special Events

Help at our after school events - Math Night, Literacy Night, Showcase Night, drama performances and more.

  • Shifts are after school for all events.

  • Tentative dates for events are September 29, November 16, January 12, March 16, May 3, June 2.

  • Shifts will be posted on Signup.com.

  • Email Lindsay at volunteer@connpta.org to learn more.

Field Day

Field Day is held the last week of school. Volunteers are needed to run games and activities.

SIP Representative

The purpose of school improvement is to improve achievement and outcomes for every student by working to eliminate the ability to predict achievement based on socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity. The SIP parent representative works closely with staff members analyzing our schools data.

  • Meetings held 7:40-8:40am

  • Meeting dates are 11/13, 2/21 and 4/25

  • Email Lindsay at volunteer@connpta.org to learn more.

Wake County Volunteer System FAQ

Q: What do I need to do?

A: All WCPSS volunteers must register and have an approved criminal background check prior to volunteering in WCPSS.

Q: Where can I register?

A: For security, you are only able to register from a computer at a Wake County Public School System campus. There is a computer in Conn's Media Center that can be used for this. **WCPSS Volunteer Registration**

Q: When can I register?

A: Volunteer registration will be available at school daily once the new school year starts.

Q: Do I have to go to each school where I have children?

A: No, you can register at any school. Be sure to list all children and the schools they attend so that each school can be notified of your clearance status.

Q: How can I find out if I have been approved?

A: Your child's teacher will be notified about your clearance status through our school's front office.

Q: How long will it take until I find out if I am cleared?

A: The amount of time it takes to process volunteer requests and background checks varies depending on the volume of requests. The highest volume occurs at the beginning of the school year. Parents and other volunteers are encouraged to register as early in the school year as possible.

Q: Can I volunteer at my child's school while I am waiting for notification?

A: No. Unfortunately, all volunteers must register and receive clearance notification before volunteering at their children's schools. This is per WCPSS Board Policy.

Q: I am a WCPSS employee. Do I need to register if I want to volunteer in my child's school?

A: No. WCPSS employees do not have to register as volunteers to perform volunteer roles outside of their job assignment, such as volunteering for their own child's school and/or class.