Volunteer Opportunities

THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering!

Willow Oak depends on the regular help of many, many volunteers who donate their time and energy to helping in classrooms, developing our outdoor space, raising much-needed funds, and working behind the scenes on policy issues. Please see below for all the ways we can use your help. Feel free to contact volunteer@willowoakmontessori.org with any questions.

Classroom & Campus Volunteering

Teachers rely on classroom volunteers to help out during lunch, recess, and enrichment activities so they can take much-needed lunch breaks and have time to plan with their co-workers. We also occasionally need parent help with office tasks like laminating or cutting or driving assistance for field trips (when they start up again). If you are interested in being a volunteer for any of these kind of activities, please fill out the below Google Form to let us know your availability and preferences. Even if you're not able to help on a regular basis, please add your name to the volunteer list and we will call on you when we have one-off needs. Please note that classroom volunteers will all be asked to submit information for a background check.

2021-22 Volunteer Guidelines & Interest Form


For volunteers working with children, please complete the following forms and send to info@willowoakmontessori.org or turn in to the Main Office:

Volunteer Profile Form

Consent to Background Check

** Help Needed Immediately: **

We need one or two helpers each day 10:30am-1:30pm to help distribute school lunch. Please sign up HERE for October.

November lunch assistance sign up can be accessed HERE.

Outdoor Environment Volunteering

Do you have a green thumb? Or maybe a wheelbarrow or a shovel? Or even just a little extra energy to get our outdoor environment looking like the one in the plans? Please join us for a community work day! See the WOM Master Calendar for upcoming dates or contact jgroves@willowoakmontessori.org for more information.

Sign Up Here

Staff Support and Morale Boosters

There are a number of opportunities throughout the year to give a little boost to our staff. From workday lunches to goodie bags to staff appreciation week, opportunities and links will be posted here for the community to sign up and participate.

PTA Opportunities

Our PTA officers are four busy working-full time moms who fit in PTA work on evenings/weekends, and early mornings. We need extra hands to accomplish all the things we want to do this year! Please consider signing up to lead or be a part of one of the subcommittees below.

Contact ptapresident@willowoakmontessori.org for more information.

  • Children’s House Representative (includes coordinating the CH legacy fundraiser, ie, the Mini-Photography Sessions with Five Feathers)

  • Spirit Wear

  • Social Chair (includes helping coordinate events for student/family community building)

  • Fundraising Chair

  • Winter Auction Coordinator

  • Corporate Funds Promoter (includes promoting family sign-ups annually for HT of VIC card, highlighting opportunities to maximize funding from these corporate give-back programs, such as Box Tops, Amazon Smile, Weaver Street, Harris Teeter, etc.)

  • Restaurant Nights Coordinator

  • Pittsboro Tree Lighting Bake Sale Coordinator

  • Spring Festival Coordinator

  • Marketing/Promotion/Signage

  • Graphic Design

  • Advocacy Chair

  • Connections & Nominating Committee (includes promoting and connecting families with PTA, the school and each other as well as identifying officer candidates for future PTA years)

Board Committees

Do you have a desire to support Willow Oak Montessori in furthering its mission or would like to learn more about the many different committees that support our school? We’ve come up with this Board Committee FAQ and would love to talk to you about joining in our important work. Please email BoardInterest@willowoakmontessori.org so we can set up a good time to talk about your skills and interests.