Get Involved


Seattle Public Schools Policy No. 5630 recognizes the valuable contribution by volunteers. In order to provide students with a safe environment and allow for a variety of opportunities for volunteering, volunteer participation is classified into several categories.

Getting Started
All schools are asked to designate a school site volunteer coordinator.  All volunteer work must be done under the direction of an assigned teacher, site volunteer coordinator, principal or vice principal.  Volunteers must comply with the district’s volunteer screening requirements.

EVERYONE, even people who have volunteered in the past, need to go through our volunteer application process.

If you are new to volunteering – with Seattle Public Schools, there is a multi-step process to complete.  You need to know that applications are processed weekly and cannot be expected to be approved next day.  For this reason, we recommend you complete this process well ahead of when you will want to volunteer.  Your approval will last for 2 years, when you will be asked if you’d like to renew.

Open a new volunteer application HERE

If you have completed an application for yourself in past years – go into your account (if you’ve forgotten your password, there’s a link for that) to update your information and complete the new requirements.  There is a Covid Health and Safety video and a vaccination requirement.  The former is watched online and the latter is shown to the school Volunteer Liaison on the day you come to volunteer the first time.  You will then be on our approved list and not need to show it again.

Update your already-existing application HERE

Category A volunteers can fulfill most of our requests.  These are volunteers that work alongside staff with our students.

Category B volunteers need further screening because they are being asked  to work alone with students – in person or online.

Email or call Kristina with questions 206-252-4084