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    Volunteer Where the Need & Opportunity for Impact are the Greatest


    Please visit our main volunteer webpage for COVID-19 response volunteer opportunities. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities we normally recruit for. We hope to resume these programs later this school year but recommend that you wait to apply to volunteer once schools reopen.


    Reading support 

    • Rising Star Elementary (formerly Van Asselt) - South Beacon Hill

    This volunteer opportunity is offered during the school day in a classroom setting and is coordinated by Reading Partners. 

    Math & science support (4th-8th grade)

    • Rising Star Elementary (school day hours only) - South Beacon Hill
    • Aki Kurose Middle School (school day hours only) - Hillman City 
    • South Shore PK-8 (school or after-school hours - this program is coordinated by Communities in Schools) - South Beacon Hill


    After-school homework help

    • The Madison Middle School Homework Help program is looking for volunteers to academically support students.

    ​This volunteer opportunity is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm by Communities in Schools. Volunteers can choose one or more weekly shifts. 



    Interested? Complete a quick volunteer quiz at to get started! 


    Aspiring educators


    • Seattle Public Schools is committed to creating a culturally responsive workforce to better serve students furthest from educational justice. Consider volunteering with us to network with staff, gain mentorship opportunities, and find out if a teaching career is for you! If so, our Rising Educators program is a great opportunity for future educators of color to gain their teaching credentials with little or no student debt! 


    • Need to complete observation hours to apply to a teaching program? Our school district welcomes future educators to actively fulfill this school application requirement through volunteering. Since processing volunteer applications, orienting and training new volunteers to support educators and students takes time, we require a three-month commitment of at least one reoccurring weekly volunteer shift per week. This timeline allows staff to provide thoughtful feedback, mentoring, and potential recommendations to teaching candidates while also guaranteeing your hourly requirement will be met. 


    • If you are currently enrolled in a college or graduate school and wish to intern or complete service learning requirements at SPS, please contact your program to find out if they have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with SPS. If so, the MOU will provide details about the intern and service learner placement process between your school and SPS.


    Read about more volunteer opportunities below.