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
The following 25-minute course is required for all volunteers who will support schools and students in person. Click on the image below to start. Once completed, you will be prompted to fill a form and print or pdf it for your records.
Cultural Competency and Antiracist Practices
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.
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.
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.
Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention
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 Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention?
Microsoft Teams – Tips For Remote Volunteers
This Power Point tutorial was created for remote volunteers connecting with Seattle Public Schools students via MS Teams.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
If you were recruited to volunteer in person during the COVID-19 pandemic, please review our COVID safety web page for volunteers. Approved volunteers are referred to the Seattle Public Schools Volunteer Services Program Administrator to complete online training and quiz.