Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you teachers and staffTeacher Appreciation Week

When: May 6 - 10

Our PTA has organized a week of events to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week! Families interested in contributing to a drink bar set up all day for staff on Friday, May 10 can sign up to contribute and drop off items anytime between now and Thursday, May 9th using the Teacher Appreciation Week - Friday Drink Bar SignUpGenius. Thank you!


Illustration of a picnic basketAll School Picnic

When: May 17

An All School Picnic will be held outside (weather permitting) during lunches on Friday, May 17. The school will provide hot dogs, buns, condiments, fruit and water. Families interested in providing paper plates, chips, and icy pops may use the WJMS Picnic SignUpGenius. Thank you!


A product image of a can of Pringles brand chips.Pringles Cans for Coding

When: ongoing throughout the year

Mr. Wooldridge accepts empty Pringles cans of any size to use for a coding project with his Computer Applications classes, which is offered every trimester. If you have empty cans you would like to donate, they may be sent to the school office or with your student to his classroom.



An illustration of two bottles of bottled water.Bottled Water

When: ongoing throughout the year

The school has a limited amount of bottled water available for students that do not bring a refillable water bottle with them to use at school. Families and community members that would like to donate bottled water to the school may call the office at 303-982-3056 to make arrangements.


School StoreSchool Store

When: second Thursday of the month during lunches

The PTA seeks adult volunteers to help staff the school store sales during lunches on the second Thursday of each month. Please email [email protected] with questions or to volunteer.


Let's celebrate the graduate!8th Grade Continuation

When: throughout the year, event will be Thursday, May 23

Our PTA plans and puts on an evening celebration just for 8th grade students on the day of the 8th grade Continuation ceremony. A PTA committee usually begins meeting mid-year to plan the event, then shares information on donation and volunteer needs in the weeks prior to the event.

Adult volunteers interested in helping before, during, or after the event may confirm the role(s) they would like to help with using the Island in the Sun 8th Grade Continuation Party Planning SignUpGenius.



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.


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 Daniel Tucker at [email protected].



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. Peel. 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 up to an 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 Mrs. Lauer if you can help or have additional questions.

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