Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

 

 2016-2017  Oportunidad de Voluntariado- Clickea

 East Angel Packs/ East Food Pantry

Population:East families with limited or inadequate access to nutritional food.

Commitment:Angel Pack Lunch Table-1hr shift on Fridays   East Pantry- 3hr shift once a month on a Saturday.

Frequency:  Volunteer can determine number    Location: East Commons (Cafeteria)

Assistant Support:

  • Assist with handing out bags of free non-perishable food to students on Fridays at lunch or setting up and staffing Pantry for East families to shop for free non-perishable and fresh food one Saturday a month.
  • You will work with other volunteers and will be trained on the job.

  Criteria: 

  • East parent
  • Friendly and welcoming!
  • DPS background check and training as necessary.

  Contact:  Online signup:  http://eastangelpacks.webs.com  under the “Volunteer” tab or

Margaret Berzins-    or 303-810-4185

 

Student Volunteer Opportunities

  • Angel Packs Club- assembles bags once a week at lunchtime and periodically volunteers at the Food Bank of the Rockies for a 3hr shift.  Sign up: Student Club Fair at the E- Angel Packs Club table.

 

 East A+ Angels Mentoring Program

Population:  Incoming Pre-selected 9th grade students          Commitment: Please contact coordinator

Frequency: 1 hour weekly (during school day)                          Location: East High

Support:

  • Individual mentoring and tutoring provided for students during school day.
  • Other services provided by mentors include: social support and assistance with job placement.

Criteria:

  • Complete application process with A+ Angels Mentoring Program Coordinator.
  • DPS background check and training  as necessary.

 

Contact:Aimee Arens, A+ Angels Mentor Program Coordinator,      

Visit link:http://www.aplusangels.org/

 

 

East Book Sale

Population: all students      Commitment: 2x a year (3 hour shifts) Monday-Friday during school

Frequency: Volunteer can determine frequency      Location: East 2nd Floor (in front of school store)

Support:

  • Assist with purchases and pick-ups at the book sale table

Criteria:

  • East Parent
  • Friendly and welcoming!
  • DPS background check and training as necessary.

 

Contact: Andra Davidson  

 

 

East Counseling Office/Future Center Assistants

Population:all students      Commitment: Sporadically throughout the year see below in description.

Frequency: 1hour or more as desired (during School day)   Location: East Counseling Center (Rm. 225)

Support:

  • Assist with the flow of students in the counseling office during the first week of school.
  • Work shifts during a few weeks in October welcoming College Reps that are meeting with students
  • Meet with 8th grade parents during Shadowing (Mondays & Tuesdays in the morning from Sept to Jan.)

Criteria: 

  • East Parent
  • Friendly and welcoming!
  • DPS background check and training as necessary.

 

Contact:  Liz Roush, East School Counselor, or 720-423-8341

 

East Career Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committee

Population: East CTE Digital Arts & Media program

Commitment: 1 School year (minimum)

Frequency: Quarterly Meetings- 1 hour

Location(s): East High School

CTE Advisory Support:

  • Assist educators/ students in networking, promoting, and evaluating programs.
  •  Offer relevant industry information for potential college and job candidates.
  • Allow a student to job shadow at your site.
  • Share your career with interested students.
  • Meet in person or via conference calls.

Criteria:

  • Professionals in Creative Careers Industry
  • DPS background check for student job shadowing*No check necessary  for CTE Advisory Committee or guest speaking engagements*

Contact:

Jody Chapel(East Visual Arts Specialist): 720-423-8403

 

East Collaborative School Committee  (CSC)

Population:All families and students          Commitment:2 years  (September-May)

Frequency: 1 ½ hours a month on the 1st Wednesday           Location: East Social Room (2nd floor)

Support:

  • Each Denver Public school has a Collaborative School Committee (CSC) with representation from parents, teachers, administration, classified staff, and community.  The purpose and scope of the CSC is to enhance student achievement and school climate by engaging the school community in collaborative efforts supporting the school and District’s goals. The CSC provides strategic direction in support of the school’s mission and vision as stated in the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP).
  • Each CSC has four parent representative positions that serve a staggered two year term.

Criteria:

  • East parents are elected by other East parents.  Parents must be able to serve a two year term.

 Contact:Christine Miller, East Family & Community Engagement, 720-423-8426 (Espanol) Monica Gualtero, East Spanish Para,   720-423-8509

(Espanol) Ilse Chavez, East Spanish Para,       720-423-8342

 

East Family Navigators

Population:New families & English Second Language families          Commitment:School Year (September-May)

Frequency: 1 -2 hours a month * more available if interested*        Location: East and other locations

Support:

  • Call families about upcoming events.
  • Recruitment of parent volunteers when needed for school events.
  • Assist staff in answering general questions regarding academics, grades and classes.
  • Serve on the East English Language Acquisition (ELA) Parent Advisory Council (PAC)**  (ELA families)
  • Provide translation and/or general support at parent events

Criteria:

  • East parent
  • Friendly and welcoming!
  • Bilingual skills desired but not required(Languages most needed: Spanish, Arabic, Amharic)
  • DPS background check and training as necessary.

Contact:Christine Miller, East Family & Community Engagement, 720-423-8426 (Espanol) Monica Gualtero, East Spanish Para,   720-423-8509

(Espanol) Ilse Chavez, East Spanish Para,       720-423-8342

 

 

East Library (3rd Floor)

Student Population:all students                                                   Commitment:School Year (September-May)

Frequency: 2 hours weekly (during school day)                        Location: East Library

Library Support:

  • Help with shelving, library organization, and special projects.

Criteria:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of library classification systems preferred (but can train).
  • DPS background check and training as necessary.

Contact:Roberta Marks, East Library,  

 

 

East Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Population:  Families of English Language Learners                Commitment:School Year (September-May)

Frequency: 4x a year- 1 hour meetings                                        Location: East

Support:

  • The East PAC provides information regarding the ELA program, increases communication between ELA families and East/DPS, and is a place to connect with other families.
  • PAC members have the opportunity to represent East at the DPS District Advisory Council (DAC)

Criteria:

  •  East families of English Language Learners enrolled in the English Language Acquisition (ELA) program.
  • Any family that English is a Second Language spoken at home is also welcome to participate.

 

Contact:Christine Miller, East Family & Community Engagement, 720-423-8426 (Espanol) Monica Gualtero, East Spanish Para,   720-423-8509

(Espanol) Ilse Chavez, East Spanish Para,       720-423-8342

 

East Spirit Store

Student Population:all students        Commitment:Monday-Friday 1 hour shifts during lunch and after school

Frequency: 1x a week (or share a shift)                             Location: East 2nd Floor (to the left of the main office)

Support:

  • Assist with purchases and questions at the school spirit store.

Criteria:

  • East Parent
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Friendly and welcoming!
  • DPS background check and training as necessary.

Contact:Jennifer Young 


 

East Student Study Tables 

Population:all students             Commitment: Minimum 1 semester commitment (Sept.-Dec. or  Jan.-May)

Frequency: 1hour weekly (Mon.-Wed. afterschool)                Location(s): East Commons or Designated Area

Tutor Support:

  • Provides additional academic support for students and student athletes in core areas Math, English, Science, Social Studies.

Criteria:

  • Passed focus classes with at least a “B”
  • Complete volunteer interest form & talk with East Study Tables Coordinator/ designated team coach.
  • DPS background check and training as necessary.

 

Contact: Christine Miller, East Family & Community Engagement, 720-423-8426

 

East Teacher Appreciation Committee 

Population:Faculty/Staff             Commitment: 6 events during the school year

Frequency: Varies according to event             Location(s): East-Designated Area

Support:

  • The East Teacher Appreciation Committee provides meals and special treats at various times throughout the school year for the teachers and staff at East High School.
  • As a committee member you help with the planning, communications, set up, and cleanup for approximately 7 events during the school year.
  • Your involvement in this committee is flexible and fun, not to mention a great way to get to know your children’s teachers!

Criteria:

  • East parent

Contact: Molly Freeman  

 

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

These programs also may recruit parent volunteers throughout the year.  Please contact them directly regarding opportunities available.

East Student Assistance Fund     ***Volunteer spots have been filled. 

The Student Assistance Fund (SAF), staffed by volunteers, currently serves over 480 students. Located in Room 130 at East, SAF offers books for loan or sale, calculators, RTD bus passes and other supplies to students. A wonderful part of the program is the accountability of the students.  Their commitment to the program is demonstrated in their high attendance and their follow through with their financial commitments. The volunteers offer support, encouragement and work with the students to promote accountability.   The Student Assistance Fund was created through the efforts of EAFAF volunteer, Anne Sneed.

Hours: Monday thru Thursday 10 am to 3:30.

Contact:     or visit Room 130  (1st floor)

 

 

Arts & Other Electives

Parents of students involved in the various arts and elective courses may contact the teacher regarding available volunteer opportunities.  The contact information is available through parent portal or the east website under the staff tab.  http://east.dpsk12.org/staff-2/staff-directory/

 

 

Athletics

Parents of student athletics may contact the team coach regarding available volunteer opportunities.  The contact information is available on the East website under the Athletics & Activities tab.  http://east.dpsk12.org/athletics-activities/

 

 

 

 

Donation Opportunities

East Angel Packs/ East Food Pantry

Donation Opportunities

  • Food donations, especially non-perishable items.
  • Toiletry items-include toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, feminine products, shampoo/conditioner.  Can be travel size for homeless kids or regular size for Pantry.
  • Monetary donations can be made through EAFAF (East Angel Friends and Alumni Foundation). Donations go directly towards purchasing food for our families.

 

  Contact:  Margaret Berzins-    or 303-810-4185

 

East Angel Friends & Alumni Foundation (EAFAF)

Donation Opportunities

 

  Website:   Learn more about how EAFAF supports students, families, and staff through its programshttp://eastangelfriends.org/

 

East Teacher Appreciation Committee

  • Food items for appreciation events
  • Monetary donations

 

 

  Contact:  Molly Freeman