Upcoming Volunteering Opportunities

We have an ongoing need for volunteers to help make our community strong! Here are a few meaningful ways you can help.

Our Drama performances could use your help this weekend!  Friday, Dec. 15th and Saturday, Dec. 16th doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Donate drinks and goodies and volunteer at the Bake Sale Table https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0e49afaa2ea1f94-volunteer

Have the talent and time to help greet, take photos or video?  Drama could really use your skills!https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0e49afaa2ea1f94-volunteer

Girls on the Run is a program for girls in 3rd-5th grade that meets after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from Early March through mid-May. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation for fitness and healthy habits and teach life skills including treating others with care, practicing gratitude and managing emotions. Girls build endurance to complete a non-competitive 5k (3.1 Miles) at the end of the season!

  • Volunteer Coaches, Practice Partners, and more are needed to help this program go. Coaches do not have to be runners, just individuals who care about empowering young women in our communities!

  • Learn more at Girls on the Run Puget Sound.

Lunchroom Helpers: A fun glimpse into the daily life of your student! 

  • In need of volunteers to help with lunchroom duties. Time commitment 10:55 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. (Could use more help on Mondays.)

  • Help one day a week, a month or when your schedule allows!

Classroom Volunteers: (Scheduled by your teachers)

  • Many teachers have started regular volunteers in their classrooms. It's wonderful for Sac and wonderful for our kids! Thank you so much.

  • If you're interested in helping in the classroom or other school opportunities, make sure to fill out the 2018/2019 SPS Volunteer Application.


Other Ways to Get Involved

BLT (Building Leadership Team), Equity Team and PTA Board Meetings/Work sessions are open to all.  We would love to have you come and have your voice heard in the discussion.

If you have questions about volunteering or meetings, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Charlene Shanahan at cyshanahan@seattleschools.org.

Let's work together to find the best use of your time, talents and interests!


How to Get Started

It’s easy to apply! You'll find the application and more details on the SPS Volunteering page.

A few additional notes on the application process:

  • To become a volunteer, applications and background checks must be completed every year. 

  • The required Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention video only has to be viewed ONCE ever! Just list the approximate date you viewed it and we can look it up.

Need more Info?

Email our volunteer coordinator, Charlene Shanahan at cyshanahan@seattleschools.org.

Why you? Why now?

Sacajawea thrives because parents contribute their time and resources. There are many ways to participate - at school or from home. 

We hope you considering becoming a volunteer and supporting our Sacajawea students!  Most parents find that getting involved is a great way to meet other families and to make a strong connection to our school.  

Other positive effects of parental involvement include:

  • Higher grades, test scores & graduation rates

  • Better attendance

  • Increased motivation & self-esteem