"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?"

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

To Become a Volunteer

Volunteers, with a student in the school system, must register each year by completing the Volunteer Registration Form in our Powerschool Portal.

Volunteers must attend a Volunteer Awareness Training one time. Please click here to sign up for an upcoming session. These sessions will be offered on multiple days and times throughout the school year.

Please review our Volunteer Handbook to ensure you are up to date on the school policies and confidentiality expectations.

If you are a community member and do not have a student in the Cape Elizabeth School System, please fill out this application and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you: Community Member Volunteer Application

Opportunities to Volunteer

Click here for an ongoing list of current volunteer positions in our three schools.

Volunteer skills, interests, and time commitments vary. We hope that you will be able to find a volunteer opportunity that suits your interests and availability. 

Classroom - Some teachers may like to have volunteers help in the classroom or field trips.  Examples would be working with students in the classroom or in small groups, or preparing instructional materials as needed.

School Wide - For those interested in helping on a school wide level, the school library, art program and the Parent-Teacher Associations offer various opportunities to contribute. In most schools, the PTA hosts events that require volunteers to help with coordinating, set up, supervision, and communication.

Special School Projects - Periodically throughout the year, the school may require volunteer help with such projects as newsletters, decorating, and special theme-related events.

Staff Resources


Hello Teachers & Staff,

If you are interested in having a CEHS mentor work with one of your students, your whole class, or in some particular way, please complete this form. A separate form will need to be completed for each request you have (example - one form for a classroom mentor, one form for a 1:1 mentor). If you are requesting a 1:1 mentor for one of your students, PLEASE OBTAIN PARENT PERMISSION BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM.

I look forward to working with you to provide you and your students with mentor support.
Thank you, Sarah Gagne, CESD Volunteer Coordinator

Parent/Guardian/Community Resources

Cape Schools Volunteer Training Sign Up

Thank you for completing your volunteer application! This form is for parents/guardians who have children attending one of our schools. The next step in the process is completion of our 30 minute Volunteer Awareness Training. Please choose the date and time that you can attend on this form and a reminder will be sent before the training. If you have any questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator - Sarah Gagne at sgagne@capeelizabethschools.org.

Cape Elizabeth School Department Community Member Volunteer Application

Thank you for making a difference and applying to be a school volunteer! This form is for community members who wish to volunteer and do not currently have a student in the Cape Elizabeth School System. Please reach out to Sarah Gagne (sgagne@capeelizabethschools.org) if you have any questions.


Sarah Gagne has been a resident of Cape Elizabeth since 2007. She and her husband have three children, all attending, or have attended, Cape Elizabeth Schools. She is honored to be the Volunteer Coordinator for our school district and to reinvigorate the excitement for volunteerism in our community. In addition to volunteerism, Sarah will also be working with all three of our schools to create a Student Mentoring Program. 

Sarah’s professional background includes over 20 years in the healthcare industry as a Program Manager managing grants and training programs. She also has worked as a substitute teacher in our school district for the past four years. She has been involved in many community activities, including Cape Elizabeth Little League, Secretary of the Cape Elizabeth Football Boosters and currently as the Registrar for the Cape Elizabeth Soccer Club.