Volunteers Needed

Please consider volunteering at Chesterbrook Elementary School, even if you can give only a few hours. Anyone connected to our community – including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles — even older siblings — can help. PLEASE browse volunteer opportunities below and sign up. We need YOU!

This is a list of all current volunteer need, but we can always use more hands on deck!  
Please download the Volunteer interest form and return it in your child's Thursday Folder. 



Stay Tuned for Volunteers for the 2018-2019 School Year!


PTA VOLUNTEER POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE • We still have some shoes to fill. If you can help in any of the following capacities, please email Alicia Plerhoples at

Special Education Parent Coordinator: Liaison to the Fairfax County Special Education PTA. Supports teachers, staff, and parents of students with Special Education needs. Promotes Inclusive Schools Week in December and an inclusive school environment year-round.

Advocacy/Outreach Coordinator: Plans where and how Chesterbrook students and families should participate in drives or service projects for volunteer causes within the broader Northern Virginia community. For example, supporting our sister school, Annandale Terrace, with food or clothing drives. Time Commitment: Low/Moderate, (ongoing)

Family Fun Co-Chairs (2 Chairs needed for January – June 2019): Responsible for implementing 8 PTA sponsored family nights at Chesterbrook, appealing to a broad spectrum of interests.  Schedule vendors (The Brain Show, Eric Energy, Reptiles Alive, Mathnasium, Bingo Night, Game Night), purchase snacks and water, promote to the Chesterbrook community. Some coordination with business friends required. Time Commitment: Moderate, (ongoing)

Spring Book Fair Co-Chair (1 additional chair needed just for Spring Book Fair): Act as liaisons between PTA Board, front office, librarian, and provider, Bookworm Central, to schedule book fairs and event rooms. Work with Chesterbrook librarian to schedule previews for classes and set up technology needed during the fair. Manage wish list process for both students and teachers. Visit Bookworm Central warehouse beforehand to select supplementary inventory. Other tasks include: promoting the book fair (decorations, flyers, and electronic communications), and securing and overseeing volunteers for set-up, sales, events, and take-down.  Co-chairs are responsible for managing financial processes (daily cash management/reconciliation and credit card transactions), generating sales reports as needed, and the final close out process for Bookworm Central. Co-chairs manage backorder process/fulfillment for customers. Chairs must be available to staff book fairs the weeks they are open. Time Commitment: Moderate, (commitment is a large amount of time, 2 months a year)  

Web Editor: The web editor works closely with the Webmaster, PTA Officers and Communications teams to gather the latest school information and photos then uploads and publishs information to the website to ensure it is current at all times.  Experience with Squarespace or other similar website interfaces is helpful but not required. Time Commitment: Low, Ongoing

Longfellow Middle School Liaison: Liaison to Longfellow Middle School PTA. Time Commitment: Low, Ongoing

Please email, if you any of these positions interest you!