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.

Arts Festival: June 1st

Full of hands-on art-making, special performances, food and so much more, this event is a great kickoff to the last weeks of school. 

Lunchroom Helpers: Call out for any Sac Dads or 4th/5th Grade parents!   

  • In need of volunteers to help with lunchroom duties. Time commitment 10:55 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

  • An excellent way to see the daily school life of your child!  Our students love having “special visitors” and would benefit from seeing more dads in the lunchroom.  Also a great way for 4/5 parents to be on campus during the school day. 

  • 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