MWE Volunteer Opportunities Sign-up 2023-24


 Help us create memories you and your family will cherish!


Dear MWE Parents,


Mount Washington Elementary is such a special school. Aside from our wonderful teachers, staff and principal, our school flourishes due to our amazing community! Your skills, knowledge and heart are needed! Whether it is helping your child’s teacher, participating in our events or lending your creative talents, there is a fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunity for every parent (and grandparent!). 


Our PTA offers various opportunities to be involved in your child’s journey. There is always something inspiring and fun happening at our school. Our committees would love to have you!


Please fill out the form below to share your volunteer interests OR contact our Volunteers Chair, Liz Fillmore, at


For detailed descriptions, see those listed below the form.




Safety Valet
We get it.  Morning drop-offs can be stressful.  Luckily we have a dedicated group of parents who make our mornings a little smoother.  If you want to be that parent who helps fellow parents breathe a sigh of relief, sign up for this opportunity.  Ensure that our kids have a safe exit from vehicles while keeping traffic moving.  Volunteer from 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. daily, weekly or on a rotating basis.

Snack Shack
Every day after school our kids flock to the coolest spot on campus, The Wolves Den Snack Shack.  We need parents to stock the Shack with healthy yummy treats, supervise the line and help with snack purchases.  The best part?  You get to work side-by-side with your child and score some cool points.  Shifts are rotated throughout the week.  Bonus: it’s a great way for your kid to learn about money, math and some business skills.  And FYI, the popsicles!  Be sure there are ALWAYS plenty of popsicles!

Lost & Found
Ugh, we know.  Stuff goes missing pretty quickly and quite frequently!  It’s hard for our kids to keep track of all the things they need to bring to school.  Be their hero (and their parents hero!) by helping us organize the lost and found cabinet so everyone is reunited with their beloved items!  We have periodic clean-outs as well so there are plenty of chances for happy reunions.

Recess & Lunch Playground Aide
Do you have a desire to go back to school? Or at least go back to the days of RECESS?? If so, we need playground aides this year! For both recesses (9:50am-10:10am & 10:15am-10:35am) and lunch (11:45am-1:10pm). Sign up for one shift a week or multiple days and see how much fun the kids have running around. 
Please see the Volunteer Application Process at

UTK/K Loose Parts Playground Program
We find fun imaginative and safe ways for our little ones to have a good time on our playground.  Join this team to help brainstorm new ideas and be a part of some wonderful creative activities.  We guarantee seeing our tiniest Wolves having the time of their lives will be a reward in and of itself. Contact to volunteer and for more info.
Main Yard Loose Parts Playground Program
See description above. The same Loose Parts Program but for the bigger kids on the Main Yard. Contact to volunteer and for more info.


Mt Washington Made Craft Fair
The Mt. Washington Made event is legendary around these hills.  We’ve been known to have folks line up super early for a chance to nab the latest fashionable pants!  Pre-Covid, the craft fair was held on the same day as the Pancake Breakfast, but this year it will have its own spotlight as the first big on-campus event of the school year.  Be a part of the crew that pulls off this amazing event.

Direct Appeal Campaign
This is our biggest and most important fundraising opportunity of the year.  The money we raise provides important educational programs, school equipment, and vital resources our children need in order to thrive.  Getting involved with this campaign is a great way to meet other families while having a positive impact on our students’ experience at MWE.

Halloween Carnival
This is THE event you want to be involved in.  Our Halloween Carnival is a total blast for the kids and parents.  If you love to create haunted houses, gooey potions, spooky cauldrons and scary mazes, you absolutely need to sign up for this!

Spring Book Fair
Love books?  Help our kids find and purchase their new favorite book!  Our annual Book Fair is a huge success and we are always in need of parent volunteers to help with the operation. 

Pancake Breakfast
Help folks fill their bellies with yummy pancakes and hot coffee, and continue a delicious tradition that all of Mt. Washington has come to love.


Room Representative
Are you great with e-mail and want to take a leadership role in your child's classroom?  Room rep responsibilities vary based on the teacher, but each classroom needs help to recruit parent volunteers, promote PTA programs and events, and send weekly school/classroom updates to fellow class parents.  Each room rep acts as the teacher/parent liaison for their particular class, and every class needs one!

Classroom Volunteer
If you enjoy working directly with students or would love to lend your teacher a hand, this is for you!  You may work with students on various projects, take work home to prepare for activities or assignments, or chaperone a field trip.  LAUSD requires a volunteer application, proof of a negative TB test and COVID-19 vaccination for all classroom volunteers.  Please see the Volunteer Application Process at

Classroom Yearbook Photographer
Are you always ready to capture that adorable moment in your child's life?  There are so many fun moments happening in the classroom and at events.  We need parents from each class who would love to document some memories for all of us to enjoy, and for the yearbook! 



Arts Collective After School (ACAS)
Have fun with our makers after school!  Once a month during the school-year our committee collaborates with local artists to provide a creative and educational art session.  Help spark their imaginations!  Check out the ACAS page for more details:

PTA Reflections Art Program Committee
Every year our kids participate in the National PTA Reflections Art Program.  It's a wonderful chance for our students to showcase their talents.  We need parents who are able to assist in facilitating and curating the exhibit at our school.  For more information, visit Reflections Art Program


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