Thank you for your interest in learning how to more effectively support Seattle Public Schools students and schools! Below are currently available learning opportunities for Seattle Public Schools volunteers. New video tutorials and training resources are added regularly so please check back again soon.
2021-22 School Year Health & Safety Course for Volunteers
Duration: 25 minutes, required for in-person volunteers
The following 25-minute course is required for all volunteers who support schools and students in person. Click on the image below to start. Once completed, you will be prompted to fill out a form and print or pdf it for your records.
3/14/22 course update: Masks are now optional. This course includes a section about mask requirements that no longer apply – all other content is correct.
Cultural Competency and Antiracist Practices
Duration: One hour, strongly encouraged for all volunteers supporting Seattle Public Schools students directly
Seattle Tutoring Coalition Presents a Foundational Workshop on Cultural Competency and Antiracist Practices – Creating Healthy Relationships with Youth: Do No Harm
Build your skills as an anti-racist tutor! This self-paced training covers identity, culture, relationship building and power-sharing. Contact us to request the pre- and post worksheets.
Duration: 10 minutes, strongly encouraged for all volunteers
Research shows the positive impact of LGBTQIA+ inclusive schools on the achievement of students, particularly LGBTQIA+ students of color furthest from educational justice, as well as the benefits to their non-LGBTQIA+ classmates. The following video offers strategies and helps volunteers build skills for supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Plus (LGBTQIA+) students and affirm the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and community in Seattle Public Schools.
Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention
Duration: 25 minutes, required for all school volunteers prior to starting service
All Seattle Public Schools volunteers are required to complete the online Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention training prior to beginning their volunteer service. Need a refresher? Complete our online Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention training today.
Microsoft Teams – Tips For Remote Volunteers
Duration: 30 minutes, highly recommended for remote volunteers tutoring students online
This Power Point tutorial was created for remote volunteers connecting with Seattle Public Schools students via MS Teams.
Additional Resources for Tutors
Our partnering organization the Seattle Tutoring Coalition provides excellent, free All-City Tutor Trainings and access to materials from past sessions on their website.