Volunteer

Volunteers raking play chips on a playground

Involvement by student's families and community members contributes to a successful school experience and has a positive impact on student achievement. When caring adults participate in the education of children, students achieve better grades, have better attendance, complete homework, and show higher aspirations.

There are a variety of ways that you can get involved, including:

  • Helping in classrooms, library, office, lunch room, nurse’s office, or on the playground
  • Tutoring small groups in reading, writing, math, etc.
  • Mentoring students
  • Set-up and take-down for events and projects
  • Listening to senior project presentations
  • Scoring student writing
  • Preparing materials in the school office for teachers
  • Sharing personal talents, skills, interests or careers
  • Participating on district committees or task forces
  • Helping with vision screening, proctoring, etc.

 

Application Process

Community Member Not Related to Student

If you are a community member (this includes higher education students and interns) who is NOT related to a current Northshore School District student please complete the following steps:

  1. Review the Volunteer Handbook
  2. Complete a Volunteer Profile
  3. After submitting your profile, you will receive an email that contains information on completing a background check.
  4. Complete your background check through Safe Hiring Solutions.
  5. When you receive your background check approval, please contact the Northshore School District Partnership Coordinator at partnerships@nsd.org to set up a time to discuss the opportunities available in our schools.

Background check results will be reported to the District within 72 hours. Once completed, you will receive an email. Background checks can take 5-7 business days to be completed.

If you are unable to complete the online application, please complete a paper volunteer application (solicitud para voluntariado) and return it to the Northshore School District Administrative Center, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell. 

To access the forms in additional languages, please contact the Northshore School District Partnership Coordinator at (425) 408-7673.

Family Member Related to Current Student

If you are a parent, guardian or relative of a current Northshore School District student who wants to volunteer in a school, we welcome your time and talents. Kokanee, East Ridge, Northshore and Bothell will be piloting an online volunteer application for the District. Please complete the following steps:

  1. Review the Volunteer Handbook
  2. Complete a Volunteer Profile which will initiate an email for you to complete a background check.
  3. Complete a background check through Safe Hiring Solutions.
  4. Once you background check has been approved you will receive a confirmation email. Please arrive a few minutes early the first time you volunteer as office staff will need to obtain a copy of your identification to complete you volunteer file. 
  5. Volunteers who plan to drive on field trips must complete an authorization form and provide proof of insurance to the school's office:

Background check results will be reported to the District within 72 hours. Once completed, you will receive an email. Background checks can take 5-10 business days to be completed.

If you are unable to complete the online application, please complete a paper volunteer application (solicitud para voluntariado) and return it to the Northshore School District Administrative Center, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell.

To access the forms in additional languages, please contact the Northshore School District Partnership Coordinator at (425) 408-7673.

 

 

 

Contact

Natalie Campbell
Partnerships Coordinator

Phone Number:
425-408-7673

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