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    Seattle School District Volunteer and Chaperone Screening

    Seattle School District Volunteer and Chaperone Screening

    Thank you for volunteering! The following screening steps must be completed before volunteering. Please click on each of the links and return the completed forms to Eckstein's main office at least one week before the you are scheduled to volunteer. SPS volunteer application approvals last for two years from the date of the background check.

    If you haven't lived in Washington State for more than three years, we can provide you with a link to Verified Volunteers for background check purposes. If you already submitted these forms to another SPS school, please contact Julia Detering at jrdetering@seattleschools.org.

    Return all completed forms to Eckstein's main office

    1. Complete the Online Form: Volunteer Application Form
    2. You will need to upload a copy of your drivers license.
    3. If your drivers license was issued less than three years from the date of the application, you will need to upload a document proving Washington State residency for more that three years.
    4. Watch the district video and print the Certificate of Completion at the end: Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention course
    5. If you will be chaperoning a field trip please complete the Chaperone application as well as the Volunteer Application.

    Learn about Volunteering for Seattle Public Schools:

    Seattle Public Schools Volunteer Handbook

    Ongoing volunteer opportunities at Eckstein:

    Morning Safety Support
    Time commitment: 15 - 20 minutes
    Needed: Help manage students and traffic in the morning

    Lunchtime Hall Parents: Help create a safe environment for all students by increasing the adult presence in the school building during lunches.
    Time commitment: 90 minutes weekly or every other week
    Needed: Four volunteers needed each day of the week

    Tutors: Work one-on-one with individual students who need a little extra support to do their best work. No experience needed!
    Time commitment: One hour/week or more, depending on your schedule
    Needed: Many tutors are needed each day between 8:55 am and 3:45 pm.

    Landscape Committee: Work with a team of volunteers in the courtyard gardens and other special landscaping projects throughout the year. Contact our PTSA Gardening Chair at garden@ecksteineaglesptsa.org

    Time commitment: Flexible, depending on your availability
    Needed: Many hands makes light work, so the more volunteers the better!

    Staff Appreciation Events: Help with setup, serve or bring food or beverages in support of Eckstein teaches and staff on one of several staff appreciation days throughout the year. Contact our PTSA Staff Appreciation chair at appreciation@ecksteineaglesptsa.org
    Time commitment: Flexible, depending on your availability
    Needed: Three volunteers to help set up, many volunteers to bring food

    Eckstein Annual Campaign: Be a part of the committee that coordinates the school's primary academic fundraiser, the Eckstein Annual Campaign. Contact our PTSA Eckstein Annual Campaign at EAC@ecksteineaglesptsa.org
    Time commitment: Flexible, depending on your availability
    Needed: Four additional committee members needed

    PTSA: Join Eckstein's PTSA to build partnerships between families and the school.  We wrok together so that every student can meet his or her potential. We encourage everyone to join the PTSA. The more members we have, the larger our voice. We are always looking for PTSA volunteers. This is a great way to be involved at Eckstein. In the Spring, we look for PTSA Board and Chair positions. For more information about how you can get involved with PTSA or any PTSA position, visit the PTSA page by clicking the link to the left. Contact our PTSA Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@ecksteineaglesptsa.org
    Time commitment: Varies, depending on the position and your availability

    Any questions about volunteering in general, contact Julia Detering at jrdetering@seattleschools.org