Ways to Volunteer

  • Volunteer Orientation is held at the beginning of each school year during Meet the Teacher and as a part of each month's Coffee with the Principal.  Attendance at Volunteer Orientation is required prior to interacting with students. 

    Below you will find different ways to volunteer at GVE:

    • Volunteering during your child's designated parent lunch day (2 parents maximum) = 30 minutes

    • Taking home cutting activities or books given by teacher (1 hour per task)

    • Donations to the school or class (1 hour per class donation)

      • donating drinks to class

      • snacks for classrooms

      • school supplies

      • gifts for holidays for the class

      • Fridays for the Eagle store during lunches

    • Volunteering for holiday parties (only Winter and End of Year Party and must coordinate with teacher) = 2 hours

    • Volunteering during teacher planning (coordinate with teacher first)

    • Reading with students in the library (maximum 2 parents per grade level, this can be done on Fridays per teacher request starting at 1 o'clock = 1 hour

    • Helping with morning drop off (maximum 2 parents per day, 7:00-7:45) = 45 minutes

    • Volunteer for different school functions such as festivals or attendance parties.

    • Helping PTO if you're a member=varied hours/minutes. Contact me directly.

    • Chaperone on a field trip (only after you've completed the 10 hours)

    If you have questions regarding volunteering, please contact Shanna Bombaywala, Counselor, at sbombayw@houstonisd.org