Volunteer Opportunities

Box of canned and dry foodWinter Food Drive

When: December 9 - 18

Our students will be collecting non-perishable food, toiletries, and pet food for the Mountain Resource Center from Monday, December 9th through Wednesday, December 18th. All donations should be turned in through Advise classes. With your help, we can make life a little bit easier for those here in Conifer who are struggling to make ends meet.


A pair of blue mittens"Be Warm and Take Care" Drive

The Friends of Rachel Club is sponsoring a "Be Warm and Take Care" Drive to benefit our community. We are collecting new or gently used coats, gloves, hats and scarves, all of which will be donated to the Mountain Resource Center. Each morning, members from the Friends of Rachel Club will be in the lobby collecting items through next Thursday, December 19th.


Shopping cart with wrapped giftsHoliday Shop

When: lunches on December 18, 19, and 20

The PTA School Store welcomes adult volunteers on December 18, 19, and 20 during lunches to provide an opportunity for our students to buy gifts for their friends and family. All items are priced at $5 or less.


'tis the Season of GivingHoliday Gift Cards

When: by the week of December 16

The PTA would like to give each teacher and staff member a $15-$25 gift card (restaurant, retailer, movies, etc.) and to give gift cards to support families (such as grocery store or gas gift cards) that may be in need this holiday season. If you would like to contribute, please use the SignUpGenius for Holiday Gift Cards linked below to indicate how you would like to help. Gift cards may be dropped off at the main office; please make sure they are labeled for either staff or families in need. Thank you!


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 busses 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: after school up to 2 days per week, March - May

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 [DAYS OF WEEK] after school from 2:20 to 4:30 pm and there is a 5K expected to take place on Saturday, [MONTH] [DD]. 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 is May 22, 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, a not-for-profit crowdfunding platform for schools.


School StoreSchool 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. Remaining 2019-2020 school store dates are January 24, February 21, March 13, April 17, and May 8. 

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 nametagTree 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 nametags 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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