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    Volunteer Where the Need & Opportunity for Impact are the Greatest

    Schools with the largest numbers of students who qualify for free or reduced cost lunches (FRL) tend to both have the highest need for volunteers and lowest numbers of volunteers applying.

    • Below is a list of schools with highest percentages of students qualifying for FRL. Please review the list for locations most convenient for you (map of all schools is available here)
    • Visit their web sites to learn about each school community,  and choose one or two schools you're interested in.
    • Next, contact one school at a time to inquire about current volunteer opportunities.
    • If the school is able to match you with an existing volunteer opportunity, complete the volunteer onboarding process

    Learn how volunteers are making an impact at Title I schools here

     

    Grade
    Span
    School Name FRL* Seattle Area 
    6-12 SEATTLE WORLD SCHOOL 93%
    Central
    9-12 SOUTH LAKE SCHOOL
    87%
    SE
    PK-5 WEST SEATTLE
    82%
    SW
    K-5 RISING STAR
    81%
    SE
    PK-5 BAILEY GATZERT 
    79%
    Central
    9-12 RAINIER BEACH 
    78%
    SE
    6-8 AKI KUROSE 
    77%
    SE
    K-5 CONCORD 
    77%
    SW
    K-5 ROXHILL 
    77%
    SW
    K-5 WING LUKE 
    76%
    Central
    9-12 INTERAGENCY 
    75%
    SE
    K-5 RAINIER VIEW 
    75%
    SE
    PK-5 DUNLAP 
    74%
    SE
    K-5 NORTHGATE 74%
    NW
    K-5 HIGHLAND PARK 73%
    SW
    K-5 DEARBORN PARK 71%
    SE
    6-8 DENNY 70%
    SW
    K-5 OLYMPIC HILLS 70% NE

    * Percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and milk.

    What type of help do schools need? 

    Volunteer needs vary by school and time of the year. Below are some ways you may offer to help, but please be open to the most urgent needs the school may present you with:

    • Classroom or library help: Read or listen to students read in your native language, organize books, prepare materials, tutoring math, and more!

    • Virtual/remote classroom assistance or tech support: We recently created guidelines for remote volunteers! See the handbook's "Remote Volunteer" section for details. 

    • Before and between classes: Help for 30-40min during recess, in the lunchroom, or as students arrive in the morning. Your positive presence will brighten students’ day, help them be safe and on their best behavior.

    • Lost & found: Offer to organize lost and found items once or twice per month.

    • Special talents: Schools have many specialized needs. Are you fluent in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese or Chinese? Can you lend a hand in the learning garden or the robotics club?

     

     

    More ways to volunteer: