At our school we have our fifth graders help out with certain "jobs" around the school. Different teachers need help with different things. Some need help with cafeteria duty in the morning (opening the kinder's milk), others need help walking the entire first grade to their classes in the morning, and others needed help setting things up in their classrooms. I came up with this application to ask the students for help.
The must have their parent's signature, a teacher's recommendation, and fill out why they think they are responsible enough for the "job" available.
It helps them to prepare for the future by filling out a job application now.
I urge you to allow your fifth graders to help teachers around the school. It is an incentive for students to work hard. You can have new applications at the start of each semester, or as often as you need.