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Seattle School District Volunteer and Chaperone Screening

UPDATE: 2021-22 School Year

In order to keep our students, staff and volunteers safe and healthy SPS has added several additional requirements to the Volunteer Application Process

  • Any volunteer entering the building must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Any volunteer entering the building must sign in at the main office.
  • All volunteers must complete COVID-19 safety training in the form of a video.

These updates will be included in the the SPS Volunteer Application.

2021-22 Immediate Volunteer Needs

Lunch Monitors

To keep our students safe and healthy during lunch we have created additional areas for students to eat. This means we need more people to supervise.  These areas include the lunch room, auditorium, and outside.
Please consider committing to one lunch day a week. Lunch on Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri is 11:21 – 12:51; Wed is 11:27 – 12:48. There is a break between first and second lunch.  Please contact Julia Detering at for more information.

In order to volunteer for SPS you must complete a Volunteer Application through the Seattle Public Schools website before volunteering.

If you have questions about volunteering at Eckstein, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Julia Detering at


The volunteer opportunities below are for in-person school only.

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

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
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
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
Time commitment: Varies, depending on the position and your availability

Any questions about volunteering in general, contact Julia Detering at