Volunteer at Exploris

Check here for the latest volunteer opportunities and sign-up links.

If you have an item to submit please email it to news@explorispto.org.

Exploris Elementary School Volunteer Form/Survey

In an effort to update our Volunteer Processes, we are sending out the following form. We’re hoping that gathering this information will help us to create an active volunteer pool here at the Exploris School that includes appropriate training, background checks and streamline communication.

Our volunteers are able to experience firsthand our school environment and enrich our school community with their ideas, interests, talents and resources. We rely heavily on the help of Exploris families to do all that we do. We would love to partner with you to build community and enriching experiences for our students!


Help Clean our Elementary Building!

Michelle Duncan has asked for parents to volunteer to clean/organize inside the elementary school. 
Here is the signup genius for it:

Soon to come:
Updated Volunteer Form for Elementary School
Angel Tree
Another Snack Stash
Thanksgiving Pies

Middle School Electives!

Middle School Electives

Exploris Parents & Guardians, 
Every Friday, students get to choose electives to explore their interests.  This trimester, they have enjoyed classes such as yoga, gardening, journalism, podcasting, arts & crafts, anime, Model UN, and the Joe Holt Story.  Now, trimester two is just around the corner and we would like to have even more options for the students to choose from.  So….

  • Have you ever felt passionate about a topic that you would like to share with the students and help them explore? 
  • Do you have a skill or a trade that the students could benefit from by learning and exploring it with guidance?
  • Would you like to give students the opportunity to learn and practice skills to master a sport?
  • Maybe you are looking for a way to support our students but not YET ready to teach a class on your own?  No worries.  You could always 
    • team up with another parent to teach a class together OR
    • team up with one of our teachers to provide support

Things to know

  • Dates: An elective class for Trimester 2 is a total of 10 Fridays.
    • 12/3, 12/10, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4
  • Times: There are 2 available blocks of time.
    • Block 1: 10:45am – 1pm
    • Block 2: 1pm – 3:15pm

Whether you are ready to run an elective or support an elective, please fill out this form (Parent Volunteer Elective Formby Tuesday, November 9th and we will help get you set up for our Trimester 2 Electives.  Please let me or Jamie know if you have any questions.

Your Electives Extraordinaires, Christina & Jamie

Elementary Explorations – help needed!

We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers for Explorations, and we would love to hear from you! If you would like to serve as a class helper or a sub, we would love to hear from you as well.  Explorations are elementary elective classes taught by parents and community volunteers.

Please let us know if you would like to lead an Exploration and would like help brainstorming a topic. Sometimes we hear from students about their Explorations dreams, and we are able to share that with willing leaders. For example, our 5th graders seem keen on having a Pokemon exploration.

Here are a few other ideas from past years:

  • Cooking
  • Calligraphy
  • Minecraft
  • Keyboarding
  • Soccer
  • American Girl Doll crafts
  • Cake Decorating
  • Around the World
  • Caring for the Earth
  • Cemetery Sleuths
  • Tennis
  • Watercolors
  • Photography
  • Origami
  • Scrapbooking
  • Anime
  • Babysitting
  • Taking care of pets
  • Harry Potter
  • Hip Hop/ Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Learn the Ukulele

If you are interested in supporting Explorations, please contact us. It takes a minimum of 30  magical volunteers every week to make it possible! 

Please let us know if you have any questions or need help brainstorming class ideas. We look forward to having you share your talents with our students!

Thanks again, and see you soon!
Callie and Karen