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.

Science Fair: March 21st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Next week!!)
This annual event promises to be fun for all. To make it happen, we need your help!

PTA Secretary: From now through the end of school

  • Time commitment - 3 meetings 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  March 14, April 18 and May 16

  • Take meeting notes to send out to PTA Board and members present at meetings.

  • An easy way to see what the PTA is all about!

School Reader Board: From now through the end of school

  • Time commitment – 20 minutes a week on Mondays

  • Update the front of school reader board.   Can be done on your time frame but usually completed on Mondays.  (Copy is provided.)

  • A quick but important job that helps out our school staff!

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.

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

  • We especially need help on Mondays and Fridays!


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