There are many ways for you to contribute to the Cornell community! We need countless volunteers throughout the year to help with our different events and activities. Opportunities to volunteer are posted throughout the year in the Cornell e-pinkie, the PTA e-tree, and on our Cornell Facebook page as well as sent out via emails through our room parents. Thanks to everybody for signing up when we ask for your help – from our Event Coordinators to our Cornell Crew — we couldn’t do it without you!

We are looking for some individuals to fill the following positions. If you are interested in one of the positions or have any questions, please contact Natascha Puchner-Doppler, PTA VP Volunteers, at vpvolunteers@cornellpta.org
Membership Committee
We are looking for about 3-4 enthusiastic parents for our membership committee. The committee distributes membership materials that go into first-day-of-school folders for all Cornell families, as well as membership forms for the office, and ensures all membership information on the PTA website is accurate and up to date. In addition, the committee:

  • • hosts a ‘PTA membership’ table at appropriate PTA-sponsored events
  • • periodically promotes the benefits of a PTA membership throughout the year via the VP of Communications or room parents
  • • posts signs to encourage membership around the school
  • • logs membership data in a Google Doc sheet and communicates that data to the board as necessary
  • • provides membership cards or other proof of membership to new members
  • • works with the Treasurer to track and document all membership payments
Talent Show Committee Members
We are looking for more parents to join our Cornell’s Got Talent! Committee! While this beloved event is great fun for all our participating talents as well as the audience, it also needs a lot of helping hands to make it happen and run smoothly. Ideally, new volunteers will have kids in lower grades and take over when our current coordinators’ children move on to middle school.
Talent Show Food Coordinator
We need a parent to be our food coordinator for the Talent Show. This positon involves shopping for food items, organizing the set up and help with food sales. (There are usually plenty of volunteers who help with the sales!)
Assembly Co-coordinator
The assembly co-coordinator will work with Cornell parent, Jena Regan (the current co-coordinator), Cornell teachers, and Ms. Duncan to plan out our annual assembly schedule. This is a great opportunity to share your ideas and provide suggestions for bringing in talented performers and educational assemblies. This is a role that has a lot of impact, requires very little time, and is a lot of fun.
Coyote Fun Run Committee Members
The Coyote Run has become a Cornell tradition that many in our community look forward to every year. It is the only fundraiser that both promotes fitness and the entire student body participates in. In 2015/16, the event raised over $7200. Our coordinator Jennifer Basurto is looking for a reliable co-coordinator and a couple of committee members to help keep this fun event alive.
Scrip Coordinator
We are looking for a person to coordinate our Scrip from different grocery stores, the amazon smile program, and similar programs etc. This person would be the main contact person for those programs, and would promote them to the Cornell community, etc.
Financial Secretary
The Financial Secretary assists the Treasurer in collecting money, making deposits, and coordinating payments.
Some of our fabulous Cornell Crew
Some of our Fabulous Cornell Crew!


Head Gardener
We are looking for somebody with some gardening expertise and passion, who can coordinate and oversee all the gardening activities at Cornell. We hope to have a crew of Garden Coordinators who are helping with watering, planting, weeding etc., but would like to have one person to be in charge.
Garden Educator
Some teachers might appreciate the help of a Garden Educator, who can spend time in the garden with the kids and guides them in some gardening activities (planting, weeding, observing the growth, harvesting…), so if you are interested to do that let us know.
Future Staff Appreciation Coordinator
Our Staff Appreciation Coordinator Laura Aguiar is thankfully continuing with this position for another year before her son will be moving on to middle school. The 2017/18 school year is a great opportunity for one of our lower grade parents who might be interested in taking this position over to “shadow” Laura and learn what she does to make our staff appreciated.
Take Time for Cornell!
Take Time for Cornell