How can you help? Volunteer!

Please help us support our students, teachers and families! Share your skills — just a small amount of time can make a BIG impact. 

Ready to help? Complete a volunteer interest form HERE.

Need to recruit volunteers?  Email volunteer@zilkerelem.org

Throughout the year volunteer opportunities for classrooms and special events will be posted on LivingTree, the free-to-use app that is our primary vehicle of communication at Zilker.  


We are also constantly looking for help in the following areas, so please reach out:


We also have a number of standing committees and special committees that need support:

Standing Committees

Arts in Education

We are committee of parents and teachers dedicated to bringing quality art and art-related programs to all Zilker Elementary students. Contact Adam Gardner – zilkerartsined@gmail.com

Service Learning

 Works to provide volunteer opportunities to students and families.  Projects are organized and facilitated for classes, grade levels, and student groups that serve organizations in the Austin community and beyond.   Contact Connolly Lees – connollylees@gmail.com

Partner Outreach

Works to forge relationships with community businesses in the form of donations and partnerships to further the educational excellence at Zilker. Contact Vera Muniz – zilkerptapresident@gmail.com


Communications – Our committee creates and maintains the school website, ZEN (the e-newsletter), and oversees consolidation of Thursday folder flyers to ensure PTA and school events are clearly and accurately communicated in a timely manner. Contact Vera Muniz – zilkerptapresident@gmail.com


Spanish – Our mission is to promote Spanish culture and multiculturalism at Zilker. Contact Maite Jimenez Vidal – zilkerspanish@gmail.com

Math Co-Op

Volunteers work one-on-one with students in grades 1-4, playing simple games to practice math facts. No particular math affinity is necessary to volunteer! Contact Karen Cotter – kcotter1815@gmail.com

Sustainability, Health and Wellness

Our mission is to serve as a resource and advocate for sustainability through educating students, staff, and community members by: promoting environmental responsibility and healthy living with the school community; encouraging practices with sustainable living; challenging students, staff, and the community to consider their ecological impact and ways to have a positive impact on the environment and healthy living. Contact Corina Guillory – corina.guillory@gmail.com

Special Committees

Spring Fling

Our goal is to raise funds for Zilker Elementary by putting on a successful adults-only party with dancing, music, food and a silent auction. Contact Pam Parma – pam.parma@gmail.com

Jabo's Garden

Working directly with Odd Duck restaurant, this committee works together to ensure the garden is utilized and maintained by both school and outside entities to provide opportunities for students to receive a hands-on education through gardening. Contact Sara Partridge – sara@playwellgroup.com


Working with our teachers helps support STEM learning on our campus by: Finding partners within our Austin Community to promote technology learning projects; Support our teachers in planning and sourcing STEM/Makerspace needs. 

Contact: volunteer@zilkerelem.org


Our committee puts on a fun, fall festival. We organize classroom parents to sponsor a different booths and bring in outside vendors for food and entertainment. Our goal is to create a wonderful community event. Contact: Brooke Crow –erynact@yahoo.com

Zilker Fund

The Zilker Fund supports the school through a direct mail, no hassle approach to fundraising.  Utilizing communications and other avenues, the Zilker Fund provides funding for programs and areas of need. Contact zilkerpta@gmail.com

Grade Captains

Works with our President, VP-Volunteer, and Communications to promote PTA goals, community and volunteerism in our school. Contact: volunteer@zilkerelem.org

Teacher Appreciation

This group helps Teacher Appreciation chair to make our teachers, staff and administration feel appreciated and connected through hospitality and special messages throughout the year including, but not limited to back to school breakfasts and lunch, all-school potlucks, holiday luncheons, thanksgiving and valentine reminders, and end of year teacher appreciation efforts. Contact Amanda Utter – aabutter@hotmail.com

March for Peace

The March for Peach and Fund Run serve two purposes. To promote diversity, acceptance, kindness on our campus. To promote healthy lifestyles and fundraising. Contact Vera – vera.vera.muniz@gmail.com

Children's Advocacy

Works with our President, ACPTA, and TX PTA to  by supporting and speaking up for children—in schools, in communities, and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children. Contact: volunteer@zilkerelem.org