Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to support the Escuela Key Elementary PTA!

These SY22-23 roles have varying time commitments, and many are specific to a certain time of year. If you would like some guidance on what fits your yearly/weekly availability and interests, please reach out to president@keypta.org or president-elect@keypta.org. Thank you!!

After the pandemic kept kids (and parents) away from the school for 1 ½ years, we are in a rebuilding posture this year. There are a number of ways to get in involved and support our students, teachers, and wonderful school community:

  • Fundraising – Help out with our fundraising events for the year! There are many ways to help, big and small! From coordinating monthly Restaurant Nights to helping with our Annual Campaign for Key, and other important fundraising activities that are critical to supporting our community (Contact fundraising@keypta.org).

  • Teacher Grants Committee members: The PTA budget provides funding to teachers to support educational projects separate from the standard curriculum. Seeking parent volunteers from a range of grades represented on the committee, which meets twice a year to review teacher grant proposals. We’re also looking for a Committee Chairperson after this year! (Contact grants-committee@keypta.org)

  • Teacher appreciation – Help coordinate our teacher appreciation activities, such as meals and special gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week in the Spring. We also provide teacher appreciation treats during parent-teacher conferences. (Contact Internal-affairs@keypta.org)

  • Staff appreciation – The PTA recognizes the many Escuela Key staff who work so hard for our kids and community - school nurses, custodians, cafeteria workers, front office staff, and many others! Help us show appreciation to these important staff by planning and delivering cards, treats, and other special “Thank You” tokens throughout the year (supported by the PTA budget). (Contact internal-affairs@keypta.org)

  • Holiday giving coordinator - this person works with the school to coordinate support for Key families in need around the December holidays (Contact internal-affairs@keypta.org)

  • External Affairs - Represent Escuela Key Elementary PTA on APS wide/County wide initiatives and activities, to include School Board Advisory Councils and Committees. Seeking volunteers interested in serving on any one of the following subcommittees: Arlington Special Education Advisory (ASEAC); Arts Education; Career, Technical, and Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; English Language Arts; English Learners; Gifted Services; Mathematics; School Health Advisory Board (SHAB); Science; Social Studies; Student Services; and World Languages. (contact external-affairs@keypta.org)

  • Book Fair Volunteers - Our Escuela Key Elementary Book Fair is confirmed for March 2023! Help our amazing Book Fair Lead plan for and run the book fair. Looking for some folks who can get involved and learn the ropes!

  • Translation – Do you speak both English and Spanish? Join our Translation Team to help ensure that all our PTA communications are available in both languages! These remote responsibilities rotate so that no one person is overwhelmed (Contact communications@keypta.org)

  • Communications – Do you want to help with communications (TWAK, social media, listserv, WhatsApp, Website)? (Contact communications@keypta.org) (ave 1-2 hrs/ week, can opt for 3 month commitment; this one is easy to do remotely)

  • Schoolyard – Have a green thumb? Love playing in the dirt? Help make our schoolyard beautiful, and help us create a Memorial Garden and outdoor learning space this school year! (See our schoolyard page)

Please fill out our Volunteer Interest form HERE.

Contact PTA president Sara Bryant (president@keypta.org) if you have additional questions!

APS volunteer registration

For the safety of our students and schools, APS requires volunteers and field trip chaperones to go through a volunteer application process. It's very simple: you fill out an online form, and soon after you will receive an email with a link for a brief online training. You do NOT need to wait until you have completed this process to let us know you want to volunteer. Please reach out to us to get started with volunteering at the same time as you start the Volunteer Application Process. Thank you for volunteering for Key!