VPS volunteer opportunities and application process


Get more than you give—become a volunteer!

Help develop successful, confident students.

We encourage and welcome you to volunteer your time in our schools. Volunteers help out in all of our schools—from kindergarten to high school—taking on a variety of roles to help our students succeed.

You don’t need teaching or professional experience to volunteer. The most important qualification is a genuine interest in helping our students and teachers maximize their potential.

What volunteers do:

  • Tutor and mentor students
  • Chaperone activities
  • Assist teachers
  • Have lunch
  • Help out in the office

…and so much more!

How to become a volunteer

Recruitment and placement of volunteers is done at the school building level. Frequently community volunteers connect with a school that is close to their home or place of work or choose an age level of students they prefer. To help with your placement, consider these questions:

  • Would you like to work directly with students?
  • What kind of volunteer job would you like to do?
  • Where would you prefer to work—elementary, middle or high school?
  • What days or hours do you prefer?
  • How much time do you want to commit to a volunteer job?
  • What experience do you have that might prepare you for your volunteer job?
  • What are you looking for in your volunteer experience?
Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and complete the clearance process, which includes a Washington State Patrol criminal history background check.

Clearance process instructions

Print, read, complete and sign all three forms. Completed forms must be taken to any school or district office in person. Photo identification will be verified by a school employee.

  1. Washington State Patrol identification and criminal history background
    Complete the applicant information section. Sign and date the form.
  2. Volunteer disclosure statement
    Mark yes or no on each of the questions (two pages). Sign and date the form.
  3. Volunteer expectation agreement
    Read, sign and add your phone number.

Download our volunteer handbook and handouts packet and review the materials before you begin your volunteer duties.


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