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.

School Volunteering Needs

  • Lunchroom and Recess Volunteers. (Cafeteria and Upper Playground 10:55 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.) A fun glimpse into the life of your student! Volunteer once a week or once a month we’d love to have you.

PTA Volunteering Needs

  • Thursday School Newsletter. (Wednesday nights) Organize and edit information sent to the newsletter inbox for the Thursday Community News. Great position for a working parent! Come help build the thing you're reading right now.

  • T-Shirt Co-lead. We found one person to help but it would be great to have two leads to help coordinate our school shirt sales orders in the fall and winter.

  • Move-a-Thon (Co lead for next year). - Did you love the energy of this week's Move-a-thon?! Well, we need someone to help carry on the fun and fundraising for next year. Getting up to speed from this year's 5th grade parent lead, Stephanie Henry will make next year's transition seamless.

If you can help, please get in touch with our volunteer coordinator, Charlene Shanahan at cyshanahan@seattleschools.org.


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