Get more than you give—become a volunteer!

Help develop successful, confident students.


We love our volunteers. Share your talents, gain experience and inspire a child

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 doStudents and volunteer at Hazel Dell Elementary School learning about worms from WSU master gardeners.

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

…and so much more!

Volunteer placementVolunteer helping students make bird houses

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?



Suzy AdamsDistrict Volunteer Coordinator

How to become a volunteer

Apply today

Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and complete the clearance process, which includes a Washington State Patrol criminal history background check.

Washington residents

Washington residents can apply online.

Oregon residents

Oregon residents need to print, read, complete and sign the following application. Completed forms must be taken to any school or district office in person. Photo identification will be verified by a school employee. Oregon residents also must pay a $33 fee at the time of submitting their application; this covers the cost of running a background check in Oregon. The fee can be paid by cash (exact), check (payable to Vancouver School District), or online payment. The district does not profit from the fee.


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

Volunteers district-wide
Volunteer hours in 2018