Volunteer Information & Opportunities

We love our volunteers! You must be an approved Level 1 volunteer to participate in any school related activities. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Log into the MDCPS Parent Portal using your parent number & password

Step 2: Click "Apps/Services/Sites" in the upper left hand corner

Step 3: Click "Be a School Volunteer"

Step 4: After reading the policies and guidelines, click "Acknowledge and Accept"

Step 5: Select "4221 Palmetto Elementary School"

Step 6: The majority of volunteers will only need Level 1 - please choose the associated volunteering activity

Step 7: Click "Submit". You will notice a box at the bottom of the page that says your application is being processed. Click "Close" in the upper left hand corner.

Step 8: Once you have completed Step 7, visit the Main Office to provide your photo ID and complete your volunteer registration. Congrats! You are now ready to volunteer at school activities!


Now you're ready to volunteer! Check out some of these upcoming events and don't forget to join our Volunteer Bank to receive email notifications throughout the year!

Media Center - The heart of our school, consider spending an hour each week to help run the circulation desk! This is a great way for new parents to get involved and get to know our students! For more information please contact Veronica Dominguez.

Book Fair - One of the best events of the year, times two! Book Fair is held for one week in the Fall and then again in the Spring. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, decorate, and help the kids shop throughout the week. To get involved contact Joy Encinosa.

Fun Fest - Coming in February, it's a carnival of fun for the whole family! Contact Erica Vedmed and Lucia Tracy for more information.

Staff Appreciation Week - We love our PES Staff and know you do, too! Help us give back to our teachers & staff with a week designed to honor them! To get involved contact Adi Hedges.

Generations Day - A truly special event, our school will be hosting a celebration of our generations. Grandparents, aunts/uncles or limited extended family are invited to attend. For more information please contact Brooke Jewell and Sarah Wills.


Winter Social & Silent Auction - Our largest fundraiser of the year, this adults-only event is always a good time! The committee is looking for volunteers to assist with auction item procurement (from businesses you own and/or patronize), auction website administration, theme/decor design, set-up on the day of the event and much, much more! Contact Nancy Levy and Gabrielle O'Quinn to get involved.

Watch D.O.G.S. - We've got something for all those dads, too! We designed a program especially for dads to assist in important tasks around school from directing carpool traffic, to helping out in classrooms/cafeteria and more. Contact Mrs. Julie Astuto or "Top Dog" Jorge Gonzalez for more information.