PTA programs and events wouldn’t be possible without our parent volunteers. It’s easy to get involved and we really do have volunteer opportunities to fit any schedule!

If you have questions about volunteer opportunities, contact our volunteer coordinator c/o

For safety and liability reasons, no siblings may accompany a parent volunteering at CCES during regular daytime school hours.

Following are descriptions of our PTA volunteer opportunities:

After School Classes – Help schedule classes and manage registrations, in compliance with PTA Council rules.

Awards Committee – Help apply for teacher recognition awards by gathering letters of nomination and creating and submitting application packages.

Bingo Night – Help plan Bingo Night or volunteer at the event, e.g., set-up, clean-up, and prize distribution.

Book Fair – Assist in the sale of books for after-school and evenings during American Education Week and November conference days.

Career Day – Share your career with students, and/or contribute to refreshments for presenters.

Carnival – Assist with set up of booths and running the games for this special PTA social activity.

Community Outreach – Participate in the student-centered, outreach program, where students participate in community service projects.

Cultural Arts – Assist with the school’s cultural arts performances during the school year. Activities may include suggesting appropriate artists or greeting artists on performance days.

Family Fun Night – Help set up, hand out ice cream to kids, and/or clean up at our fun family DJ event.

Fitness and Health – Help organize a team from CCES to run in the Howard County 5K.  Help plan and organize Family Fit Night in January.  Help CCES have an Orioles Night at Camden Yards!

Fundraising – Assist with the direct donation program, merchandise fundraisers, or restaurant spirit nights.

Holiday Shop — Assist in creating the holiday shop for students to purchase gifts for family and friends for the holidays.  Help with check-out, wrapping, set up, and clean up.

Inclusion – Work with the school’s special education staff to promote, support and recognize students receiving special education services.

International Night – Assist with planning activities and helping the night of the event. Also looking for parents to host a table and share their culture/heritage via games, food, artifacts, etc. at the event.

Kindergarten Registration – Help to greet and register incoming kindergarten families during school hours.  This takes place during the HCPSS Kindergarten registration week, typically in February or March.

Media – Help in the Media Center during the school day – shelving books, checking out students’ choices, and various other tasks.

Membership – Help plan the PTA membership drive. Help is needed primarily in late August/September and occasionally later in the year.

Memory Book – Assist the yearbook chairperson in collecting payments and distributing yearbooks.

Parent Partners – Work one-on-one with students who need extra help in math or language arts.

Paw Print Press – Help publish books written and illustrated by each CCES student.

Reflections – Assist with preparing student entries for this National PTA arts contest. Publicize, collect, prepare and judge entries.

School Play – Work with outside vendor and school to schedule practices and performance dates, work as a parent volunteer during practices, or help out with tasks on the night of the events.

Science Fair – Assist with organizing and implementing this special event.

Spirit Wear – Assist with the assembly of orders or distribution.

Staff Appreciation – Volunteer to donate food items (store bought or homemade), supplies, or time to help with set-up and clean-up for events for CCES staff. Events are scheduled both during the school day and evenings.

Talent Show – Help with coordination of the event or work as a parent volunteer during rehearsals or on the night of the show.

Vision and Hearing Screening – Help screeners manage students as they go to and from classrooms and while they wait for screening.

Visiting Author – Work with chairperson to coordinate author’s visit, coordinate sale and distribution of author books, and help at school on the day of his or her visit.

Web Site – Help update the PTA web site.