Volunteer Opportunities

Illustration of a plant in a handWest Jeff Middle Garden

When: ongoing throughout the year

Are you interested in helping plan, construct, or fundraise for a school garden? We plan to start construction of a school garden this spring and summer to repurpose the old tennis courts. To help this project get underway, we need help with reaching out for donations of funds and materials (tools, soil, wood for raised beds, seed, plants, etc.), holding fundraisers, grant writing and community outreach.

The garden will serve as a place for teachers to incorporate outdoor lessons into their classes and provide a beautiful space for after school clubs to use. Our students will have opportunities to learn about growing food and crops in a high-altitude environment and the chance to work through the unique challenges of food and plant production in the arid mountains.

Denver Urban Gardens has committed to support us as an affiliate garden, which will provide us with expert help in planning and construction, as well as curriculum support for our faculty and students. If you are interested in any aspect of helping get our garden off the ground this spring, please contact Kate Broyles at


School Crossing SignDrop-Off and Pick-Up Help

When: start or end of the school day

The Watch D.O.G.S. program seeks adult volunteers interested in keeping the drop-off and pickup of students safe and well supervised. Adult family members that can be available for just an hour at the beginning or end of the school day could provide a much needed presence on the school grounds, directing traffic, ensuring safety and keeping the lanes clear for the buses to get to the school on time. Please contact Bryan Broyles at with questions or interest.


Girls on the RunHeart & Sole / Girls on the Run 

When: [DAY OF WEEK] after school, September - November

Heart & Sole, the Girls on the Run program for middle school girls, needs adult volunteer coaches to help make the program run. Practices will be [DAY OF WEEK] after school from 2:40 to 4:30 pm and there is a 5K expected to take place on a weekend day in November in the Denver area (specific race, date and time TBA). To volunteer, please contact coach Cathie Nicholson at or 303-946-2332.


Let's celebrate the graduate!8th Grade Continuation

When: Throughout the year; event was scheduled for May 20, 2020

In the evening following the last day for eighth grade, the school holds a continuation ceremony for families and the PTA hosts a party in the cafetorium just for students with food, music, and activities. The party is planned, funds raised, and put on by volunteers with the 8th Grade Continuation committee.

  • SignUpGenius for 8th Grade Continuation



When: throughout the year

There are classroom projects posted by individual teachers from our school on DonorsChoose, a not-for-profit crowdfunding platform for schools.


Illustration of a red shopping basketSchool Store

When: Fridays throughout the year, plus seasonal sales during lunches

The PTA has an ongoing need for a few adults to help with setup and staffing on selected Fridays from about 1:45 - 2:30. During seasonal sales -- Boo Bags in October, Holiday Shop in December, and Val-O-Grams in February -- help is also welcomed during lunch periods for sales and during sixth period for delivery of Boo Bags and Val-O-Grams. For more information, please contact Suzette Pell at


Thank You Teachers and StaffTeacher Appreciation

When: throughout the year

The PTA's teacher appreciation committee plans several treats and events for the teachers throughout the year. When there is an active opportunity, there will be a SignUpGenius or other information provided here.



Watch D.O.G.S.Watch D.O.G.S.

When: Throughout the year

Be a positive male role model in our school for at least one day, all day. Interested? Sign up online, then stop by the school office one week before their first volunteer time to begin the background check process. For more information or to sign up at WJMS, email the program coordinator F. Paul Figlia at .

Colorado TSAPre-Engineering Program

When: Throughout the year

Opportunities for involvement include:

  • presenting to pre-engineering or robotics students;

  • mentoring students in pre-engineering classes or the Technology Student Association;

  • participating in twice-a-year meetings for the Conifer-area Career and Technology Education (CTE) advisory committee, which helps shape the future curriculum and direction of the pre-engineering/robotics classes.

If interested, please contact Mr. Williams at Scheduling is flexible.


A tree cookie name tagTree Cookies/Tree Discs

When: anytime during the year

Each year, our sixth grade team needs about 250 round pieces of wood that are about 4 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. They are used as name tags during the week of Outdoor Lab, so they will need a small hole drilled near the edge. Please see the sample image for how they are used; please contact Ms. Buffington if you can help or have additional questions.

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