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    Volunteer Where the Need & Opportunity for Impact are the Greatest


    Reading support

    • Rising Star Elementary (formerly Van Asselt) - South Beacon Hill


    Math & science support (4th-8th grade)

    • Rising Star Elementary (formerly Van Asselt) - South Beacon Hill
    • Aki Kurose Middle School - Hillman City 
    • South Shore PK-8 - South Beacon Hill


    Homework help

    • The Madison Middle School Homework Help program is looking for volunteers to academically support students for 1-3 days per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays after school from 3:45-4:45pm.


    ESL for adults - families of SPS students 

    • One-on-one tutors needed at Broadview Thomson K-8 on Saturdays 9-11am 
    • Help immigrant and refugee families of SPS students learn English so they can better support their young learners at home!


    Interested? Complete a quick volunteer quiz at to get started! 


    Aspiring educators


    • Seattle Public Schools is committed to creating a culturally responsive workforce to better serve students furthest from educational justice. Consider volunteering with us to network with staff, gain mentorship opportunities, and find out if a teaching career is for you! If so, our Rising Educators program is a great opportunity for future educators of color to gain their teaching credentials with little or no student debt! 


    • Need to complete observation/volunteer hours to apply to a teaching program? Our school district welcomes future educators to fulfill this school application requirement in our programs. Since processing volunteer applications, orienting and training new volunteers to support educators and students takes time, we require a three-month commitment of at least one reoccurring weekly volunteer shift per week. This timeline allows staff to provide thoughtful feedback, mentoring, and potential recommendation to teaching candidates while also guaranteeing your hourly requirement will be met. 


    • If you are currently enrolled in a college or graduate school and wish to intern or complete service learning requirements at SPS, please contact your program to find out if they have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with SPS. If so, the MOU will provide details about the intern and service learner placement process between your school and SPS.


    Read about more volunteer opportunities below.