Volunteer

The more families and communities are involved in our school, the more likely our students will succeed. There are many ways for you to get involved. We encourage families to join our Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Whether you’re a parent or community member, we invite you to volunteer in our school. Or consider mentoring a student one-on-one through our district mentor program. Our district also supports partnerships with community organizations.

Apply to Volunteer

Volunteering only takes a few simple steps:

  1. Start by filling out the Volunteer Disclosure form

  2. Tell us a little about yourself and your areas of interest. Fill out the Volunteer Application.

  3. Bring the forms, along with your ID, to our main office. Ask for our volunteer coordinator, Melissa Snyder.
  4. After we get the results of your background check, our volunteer coordinator will match your expertise, interests and skills with available volunteer opportunities.

If you’re 62 or older, your volunteer service may also qualify you for a tax break. Visit our district website to learn more.

Safety

All volunteers must submit to a criminal background check.  We will not accept volunteers who have been convicted of crimes against children or other violent crimes. We ask volunteers to re-apply every two years to keep this information updated.

We also ask volunteers — even regular volunteers — to sign in and wear identification each time they visit our schools. That way, new staff and parents can welcome you and identify visitors to our schools.

Library Volunteers

We couldn't run an effective or efficient library program without the assistance of our adult and student volunteers!! 

Adult Volunteers

If you are an adult interested in becoming a volunteer in the Woodlands Elementary School Library, you need to fill our a school volunteer application (available from the main office).  Once you are screened you can schedule a time to work in the library.

Fill out the Library Volunteer form and return it to Ms. Roberts or Mrs. Smalley in the library.

Student Volunteers

If you are a student interested in becoming a volunteer in the Woodlands Elementary School Library you'll need to apply for a job through the library. 

Fill out the student job application and return it to Ms. Roberts or Mrs. Smalley in the library.

Posted on 10/31/2022

Volunteer Application Process

The volunteer application is available in both English and Spanish. If you need further language assistance with the volunteer application, please email [email protected].

In order to complete this application, you will need to provide a Washington state (or other U.S. state) driver's license or other official photo identification. Examples of an "official photo identification" (ID) include: state-issued ID cards; state/private college/university ID cards; or federal-issued ID cards such as resident alien ID card, passport, tribal enrollment or other identification card. Other state, federal or local government-issued identification cards are acceptable, as long as they meet the following criteria: (1) Display the holder's photo; (2) Display an issue date and an expiration date; (3) Display the holder's full name.

After we receive the results of your background check, the school volunteer coordinator will match your expertise, interests, and skills with the available volunteer opportunities.

Please read the volunteer handbook (pdf) to learn about volunteer rules and guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you!

Want to volunteer as a coach? Click here to learn more.

Volunteer coaches are required to:

  1. Complete the Volunteer Application Process (see above).

  2. Complete online training (WIAA and CKSD). You'll receive more information on this training after we receive the results of your background check and have verified your vaccination status. Training must be completed prior to volunteering.

  3. Hold a valid First Aid/CPR card.

  4. Meet with the building athletic director for final approval. The athletic director will review the volunteer coach expectations and responsibilities.

  5. Read the volunteer handbook (pdf) to learn about volunteer rules and guidelines.

 

Safety

We ask volunteers to follow certain guidelines and expectations to create safe and successful experiences for students. You can read an overview of those in our volunteer handbook (pdf)

For example, all volunteers must submit to a criminal background check.  We will not accept volunteers who have been convicted of crimes against children or other violent crimes. We ask volunteers to re-apply every two years to keep this information updated. 

We also ask volunteers — even regular volunteers — to sign in and wear identification each time they visit our schools. That way, new staff and parents can welcome you and identify visitors to our schools.

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