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    Seattle School District Volunteer and Chaperone Screening

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

    During Remote Learning the volunteer opportunities and guidelines have been modified. Please visit the SPS Volunteering webpage for more information:

    Learn about how to volunteer during remote learning

    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