Volunteer Positions

There are many opportunities to volunteer at Elizabeth Lane. Please review the opportunities below and email the contact person for more information. For all other volunteer questions please contact PTA Volunteer Coordinator Malia Fox

Before You Volunteer...

CMS policy requires all volunteers working in the school to be registered with CMS. This includes tutoring, working in the classroom and chaperoning field trips. Please Register with CMS if you have not already.

Art by Me

(Spring 2014) Help with sales, verify orders, and distribute products.
Contact: Sarah Fligel (fligels@aol.com)

Art Display

Assist art teachers by displaying students’ artwork throughout the school.
Contact: Sarah Kocmond (kocmond91@alumni.brown.edu)


Assist on school clean-up days and other beautification projects as needed.
Contact: Tom Lawrence (jtlawrenceiii@yahoo.com)

Beginners' Night

(April 8, 2014): Help with Kindergarten Beginners Night.
Contact: Holly Patton (holly.patton@yahoo.com)

Book Fair

(October 18, 2013) : Help with the book fair during preview week and the week of the sale.
Contact: Karen Webb (kwebb@carolina.rr.com)

Copy Committee

Come to school and copy/laminate for the ELE teachers.
Contact: Pam Bennett (pam.bennett94@gmail.com)

EOG Proctor

(May 2014):Proctor a third, fourth or fifth grade class and assist the teacher as needed during End-of-Grade testing. Proctors are not assigned to a grade in which they have a student.
Contact: Cathy Bettini (cathy.bettini@cms.k12.nc.us)

Family Night Dinner

Help with the Fall Family Night Dinner (held in conjunction with the Book Fair).

Green Team

Help educate students and make ELE a more environmentally friendly place by initiating, supporting, and promoting green activities.

The GREEN Team will be busy this school year RECYCLING.

We are pushing to make every effort to recycle as much as we can at ELE. We need your help. Weekly we need a parent to pick up a bag of pouches to be flattened and put in a box to be mailed. Please email Amy or Angela if you can commit to a week or weeks.

We will continue to recycle milk cartons in the lunch room. We need your help with this initiative too. Daily for the first month of school it would be ideal to have a parent or two help the kindergartners learn the process of recycling their milk cartons. Please email if you can volunteer.
Contacts: Angela Knight (landivia@gmail.com) or Amy Mosca (amymosca12474@gmail.com)

Greeter Desk

Greet and sign in visitors in the lobby. Assist office staff and PTA with administrative jobs when needed.
Contact: Gennie Saffer (cgsaffer@att.net)


(May 2, 2014): Help organize food, games, entertainment, and prizes for this annual event.
Contact: Danielle Holmes (holmdani@yahoo.com)

Health Room

Where do ELE children go when they have a tummy ache, scrape their knee, or just need some TLC? The ELE Health Room of course! Our school nurse is only here part time, so we are in need of volunteers to help out. No experience necessary! You will be handing out ice packs, taking temperatures, and giving pep talks to help kids make it through the day. The office staff is always close by to handle the big stuff. Come once a week or once a month. It all depends on what works for you.

So if you like being with kids and want to make a big difference without a big commitment, the Health Room is the place for you!
Contact: Carron Eilers (mfcae@carolina.rr.com)


Provide refreshments for staff meetings (6 times per year) and help with teacher appreciation events.
Contact: Shannon Kinlaw (Skinlaw1@att.net)

Learning Buddies

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience at ELE were you work directly with students and teachers?
If you are, than the Learning Buddy Program is ready for you!

Learning buddies work one-on-one or in a very small group with students who need extra help with reading, writing, and math. The commitment is usually once a week for 45 minutes and can be shared among multiple volunteers. We work with your schedule and match you with a teacher. No experience is necessary!

Here’s what one volunteer has to say about her experience being a learning buddy: “Learning Buddies has truly been a gift to me – So incredibly rewarding. Each year I am amazed by the progress that the children make from September to May. They are extremely special, and I feel blessed to be able to make this small contribution to their academic growth throughout the year. I most definitely plan to continue my participation in Learning Buddies at Elizabeth Lane!”
Contact: Malia Fox (mbfoxteach@yahoo.com)

Media Center

Looking for a volunteer opportunity that is both fun and rewarding? The ELE Media Center is the place for you! We are in need of volunteers to help check books in and out to students, as well as shelve the many books that circulate through the Media Center each day.
Contact: Ashley Raley (ashleyraley@carolina.rr.com)

New Families Mentor

Be available via email or phone to answer questions for newly transferred families to Elizabeth Lane.
Contact: Katie Coleman (katieacoleman@yahoo.com)

School Store

Store hours are 7:15-7:45 daily.
Contact: Ashley Briggs (abriggs@carolina.rr.com)

School Tours

Provide tours during regular school hours and lead tour groups during open houses.
Contact: Cathy Kirkland (cckirkland@carolina.rr.com)


Want to learn more about Elizabeth Lane’s partnership with Thomasboro Academy? There are many ways to be involved, both at Elizabeth Lane and at Thomasboro. Volunteers serve as classroom helpers, lunch buddies, do projects for teachers, donate goods during the year, and help in other ways. Fill out the Together with Thomasboro form in the envelope you received at Open House to stay informed throughout the year.
Contacts: Erin Malone (erinhmalone@yahoo.com) and Heather Herring (hwherring@gmail.com)


Assist the yearbook advisor and staff with yearbook meetings, copy and print review, or taking pictures of various school events.
Contact: Marty Metzl (martymetzl@gmail.com)

Schools with strong parent involvement programs
experience profound benefits for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
ccResearch shows that when parents are involved in students' education,

those students generally have higher grades and test scores,

better attendance, and more consistently completed homework.

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