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How to Volunteer

Marquez Charter has a great volunteer network, with many outstanding and committed parents that have helped make our school such a standout success. We encourage you to get involved and make a difference. Please support our school by stepping up and contributing your time and talents. Choose any activity and start your volunteering today!


ANNUAL AUCTION: The Auction is Marquez’s “not-to-miss” fundraising gala of the year, and it is our second biggest fundraiser. It is a most anticipated dinner party featuring a live, silent and on-line auction. A large team of parent volunteers work together to organize the entire event, from all aspects of event planning to soliciting auction item donations.

Contact Shoshana:  [email protected] 

BOOK FAIR: For a week in November and just in time for the holidays, the annual Book Fair transforms the auditorium into a book store and gift shop with best sellers and other materials. Volunteers help staff the weeklong event 8am – 3pm, and also help set up the week before.

Contact Sarah: [email protected] 

CLASSROOM VOLUNTEER: Duties may include a variety of activities such as working with students, organizing materials and/or supervising activities.

Contact: Speak with your child's teacher if you are interested. 😊

CLASSROOM ROOM PARENT: Each classroom has a room parent to assist the teacher with distribution of information and acts as a liaison between the parent group, the teacher and class families.

Contact: Speak with your child's teacher if you are interested. 😊

Head Room Parent (coordinates and disseminates info to Class Room Parents) ~ Contact Andi: [email protected] 

CREATION STATION: Volunteer-run recess station that gives students an alternative choice to physical play. 

Contact: TBD ~ are you interested? Please email [email protected]

GARDEN CLUB: Volunteer-run gardening station that allows children to work in the garden during recess, before or after school. 

Contact Tawny: [email protected] 

HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: An annual tradition held on a weekend prior to Halloween. Game and food booths abound. All hands-on deck is a must.

Contact: TBD ~ are you interested? Please email [email protected]

MARQUEZ ENRICHMENT FUND: Our annual direct giving campaign is our biggest and single most important fundraising program. Our chairs and team have the most important job in FOM, as they manage the year-long fundraising campaign, track and recognize donors. 

Contact Jenny: [email protected]

MARQUEZ SPIRIT WEAR: Help outfit our community with fabulous apparel.

Contact Claudia: [email protected] 

READ-A-THON: Month long activity to engage our students in reading and fundraising. 

Contact Sarah: [email protected] 

STAFF APPRECIATION EVENTS: Help organize luncheons, and other expressions of appreciation.

Contact Holly, Nousha or Dora: [email protected] [email protected]

WALK-A-THON: Spring time event that engages the students in physical fitness and fundraising.

Contact Sarah: [email protected]

YEAR OF PARTIES: YOP! is FUNdraising and community building at its best. Families purchase tickets for parents or students to attend a variety of parent donor hosted parties. Volunteers are needed to manage sign-ups, seek donors to host events and encourage other families to attend parties.

Contact Claudia or Nicole: [email protected] [email protected] 


LAUSD Volunteer Policy

Any person interested in participating in a school’s volunteer program, including continuing volunteers, LAUSD employees, community members and interns, must complete the online volunteer application on the School Volunteer Management System.