Volunteer at SVE!

When adults volunteer, all students benefit!We many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved at SVE — for all schedules and skill sets! Here's how to get started!


STEP 1: Sign up to be a school volunteer through the below form and indicate your areas of interest — or just let us know that you're ready to volunteer anywhere! The PTA volunteer coordinator will email you as opportunities become available. (Scroll down to see examples of year-round and project-based opportunities.)

Volunteer Sign-Up Form


STEP 2: If you plan to volunteer on-campus or chaperone a field trip in the future, please register through the APIE (Austin Partners in Education) system. AISD requires all volunteers who will be in contact with students to undergo a (free) background check. The registration process takes about 5-10 minutes, and APIE typically processes your registration within 24-36 hours.

Register with APIE


Want to get even more involved at the school? The PTA Board team is looking for a Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator immediately, along with a few other Board positions! Learn more here.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities



Cheetah Fest (May 4 @ 3-6PM): Sunset Valley Elementary's annual Cheetah Fest carnival is the BIGGEST fundraiser for our school, and we couldn't do it without the help of volunteers! If you can help set up the carnival, sign for a 1-hour shift to run a carnival game, or help clean up afterwards, we'd truly appreciate it!

Volunteer for Cheetah Fest.  Learn More




Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

  • Lunch monitor: You will help students in the lunchroom, like opening milks, providing forks/napkins, helping dismiss students after their lunch period, etc.
    Sign up for a lunch monitor shift

  • Front office assistant: You will check in visitors, answer phones, help retrieve students from classrooms, etc. (Spanish fluency is helpful but not required.) Prior to volunteering for the first time, email  sve.volunteer.coordinator@gmail.com to schedule a training session.
    Sign up for a front office assistant shift

  • Library squad: You will help Mrs. Meza in the school library with tasks such as shelving books, decorating the library, volunteering for the Book Fair, etc. To indicate your interest, please fill out the below form, and Mrs. Meza will contact you directly.
    Library Squad interest form

  • Translation team: You will receive emails from the Communications Chair to review Spanish translations for flyers and other communications. This task requires about 15 minutes per week. Email svecommunications@gmail.com if interested.

  • After school dismissal attendant: You will set up and take down cones on Bob Horrigan and the Burger Center parking lot to direct drive-up pick-up, and you will collect placards at the walk-up dismissal area for teachers. This task requires about 30 minutes per day, but you must commit to at least one day per week. Emailsve.volunteer.coordinator@gmail.com if interested.

  • Family Events team: Emily Cowan, the SVE Family Events Board Member, is looking for some organized and creative volunteers to help plan school events. If you're interested in being a committee chair for an upcoming event, want to be part of the planning process or want to volunteer for a couple of hours on site — reach out to Emily Cowan at ptafamilyeventsve@gmail.com. There are opportunities for all levels of commitment. Upcoming family events include:

    • Fiesta Sunset Valley (October 26): Decorate playground, coordinate food vendors, set up speakers and chairs, clean up, etc.
    • Veteran's Day Event (November 10): Check in visitors, deliver and set up brunch, decorate bulletin boards, set up speakers, etc.
      Email Family Events Chair