Volunteer Opportunities

There are so many ways to participate in our school community. The Parents Association is ready and eager to help our parents and guardians match their interests, talents and schedules to the variety of events and efforts that it oversees or contributes to throughout the school year.
There are many ways for our parents and guardians to help enrich our school community. Some of these volunteer opportunities are described below. However, this list is not exhaustive. There is something for everyone, no matter your availability or your interests, and the Parents Association is ready to help match you with a rewarding volunteer opportunity.

PA Committee Volunteer Opportunities

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  • The Curtis Fair

    The annual Curtis Fair, held at the beginning of October, is a 36-year tradition that focuses on creating a themed day of fun for our school community and the greater Los Angeles community.
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  • Curtis Celebrates!

    This event committee assists with the planning and execution of the Parents Association’s largest and most spectacular fundraiser. The success of our major PA fundraiser depends on parent participation. Parents and guardians are needed to solicit live and silent auction items, wrap auction baskets, assist with close-out and help set up the event.

    Time Committment: Based on desired level of involvement. This event takes place in early March. Event planning begins in spring of the school year preceding the year of the event; while auction planning begins in the following November and continues up right up to the event in March.
  • 2nd VP Committee (Administration)

    This committee assists the Curtis Administration with school-wide social functions such as Admissions Open Houses and Testing Days, and Grandparents & Special Friends Day.

    Time Commitment:
    Very flexible.
  • 4th VP Committee (Social)

    Parents and guardians who enjoy planning party menus and decorating for events, may wish to share their talents with the 4th VP Committee. This committee assists with events such as Back-to-School Nights (tentative), Open House, International Lunch Day, Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day, and the PA Spring Luncheon.

    Time Commitment:
    Very flexible and varies throughout the year.
  • Hot Lunch

    Curtis School offers a catered lunch service for students every school day. Parents and guardians are needed to help serve Hot Lunch to Curtis students. Volunteering for Hot Lunch is rewarding for both parents and their children. Children love to see their parents helping out on campus!

    Time Commitment:
    Daily, weekly, or monthly. Very flexible.

  • Curtis Library

    If you love books, you’ll feel right at home in the Curtis School Library! During morning Library Workshops, parents and guardians help the librarians shelve returned books, prepare new books for the library shelves and may be asked to help with displays. They also assist students with Maker Days during lunch recess.

    Time Commitment:
    Library Workshops take place after drop-off in the morning, once a month. Maker Days take on the last Friday of each month during lunch recesses. Parents are welcome to help students with the maker project. Parents may sign up to participate in either or both of these opportunities on an ad hoc basis throughout the school year.
  • Community Service

    Parents and guardians can help Curtis students participate in projects that raise awareness and give back to the community at large.

    Seedlings (DK- 2nd grade): Parents coordinate monthly community service activities for our youngest students during lunch recess.

    Buds (3rd & 4th grades): Parents help Upper Elementary students with their monthly community service leadership club that meets during lunch recess.

    Curtis Cares Community Service Day: All families, faculty and staff are invited to participate in projects that benefit a number of non-profit organizations on one day in the spring. Parents and guardians are also needed to help organize this event.
    Time Commitment:
    Varies depending on the event.