Volunteer Opportunities


Our school community flourishes in part due to the generous donations of time and talent from our parent (and grandparent!) volunteers. There are many fundraising and program activities throughout the year that need parent volunteers in order to be successful. Please complete the volunteer interest form here to let us know how you would like to help this year, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@mwpta.org


— Classroom PTA Room Representative: Collaborate with your child’s classroom teacher to act as a parent contact and liaison for the classroom, recruit parent volunteers for classroom activities, help promote PTA & other activities on campus, and send weekly school/classroom updates to the classroom community.


— Classroom Volunteer: You may work with students on various projects, take work home to prepare for activities or assignments, chaperone a field trip, or lead gardening projects. Talk to your child’s teacher or ask your Room Representative about volunteering in the classroom. LAUSD requires a volunteer application and proof of a negative TB test for all classroom volunteers. Please return forms to the office prior to your first volunteer day. Please see the Volunteer Application Process at www.volunteerapp.lausd.net


— School Volunteer: Help out in the office, collate and organize materials, or supervise students during recess, lunch, and after school. Talk to Yoli or Natalie in the front office for more information.


— Direct Appeal Committee: Getting involved with this fundraising campaign is a great way to meet other families and have a positive impact on our students’ experience at MWE. If you would like to volunteer to assist with our main fundraiser, Direct Appeal, please reach our Direct Appeal chair at directappeal@mwpta.org.


— Safety Valet: Help our students at morning drop-off by ensuring their safe exit from vehicles and keeping traffic moving smoothly. Volunteer from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. daily, weekly or on a rotating basis. Please contact Leslie Wise at lesliebwise@gmail.com to sign up.


— Danforth Gate Supervision: Help make morning drop-offs easier by having this gate open. Email volunteers@mwpta.org if you are interested in supervising the gate one or more mornings a week, 7:40-8:15am.


— Lost & Found: Keep the lost & found cabinet organized and conduct periodic clean-outs. Help families save money by reuniting lost sweaters/jackets/lunchboxes/water bottles with the kids.


— Snack Shack: Work together with your child after school! Shifts are one+ days/week for 3 months, from 2:30-3:15pm.


— Merchandise Committee: Organize, order, inventory and sell MWE merchandise throughout the year.


— PTA Reflections Art Program Committee: Assist in facilitating and curating the PTA’s National Reflections Art Program at our school. For more information, visit Reflections Art Program.


— Arts Collective Afterschool (ACAS): Have fun with our makers afterschool! Click here to read about the program.


— Graphic Design: PTA is always in need of graphic designers to create materials(flyers, etc) to publicize school events. 


— Audio/Visual Assistance: Set-up and run the school’s audio visual system for Monday morning assemblies and other school events.


— Event Committees:  Mount Washington Made, Pancake Breakfast, Carnival of the Howling Wolves, and the Book Fair all have committees that need help planning and coordinating the events. Additionally, closer to each event, sign-ups will go out in the eHowl and through classroom room reps to solicit specific volunteer slots for each event.


— Holiday Toy/Book & Other Donations Drives: Assist in publicizing, coordinating, collecting and delivering for our donations drives to help our neighbors.


— Pre-Talent Show Community Dinner: On the night of MWE’s Annual Talent Show in May, PTA puts on a casual family style dinner for our community to enjoy before heading into the MPR to watch our kids perform.


— Photographers: Would you like to be one of the class photographers for your child’s room and document awesome memories for the kids? We need photographers for school events, individual classes, Yearbook, and more. Please contact the PTA Historian at historian@mwpta.org if you are interested in being a MWE parent photographer.


Friends of Mt. Washington Elementary School (FOMWS) Volunteer Opportunities

  • Green Team
  • Garden Committee & Garden Room Reps
  • Annual Silent Suction


Upcoming Events


   Follow Us