FTME helps coordinate and publicize volunteer needs that range from one-time brief tasks to year-long commitments. Without the thousands of hours contributed by students, staff, parents and other community members, Thurgood Marshall wouldn’t be the outstanding school it is.
If you have a special talent to contribute, let us know! OR, if you want to be called when need arises, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: Seattle Public Schools requires all volunteers to 1) Submit a completed Volunteer Application Form with background check prior to working with students, and 2) Complete a brief online course on Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention
More information available at the SPS Volunteer page.
Typical Volunteer Opportunities
Many event-specific volunteer needs arise during the school year and are publicized through Pup Press, social media and/or on our signup page. Below are a few examples of other opportunities.
‘ON-CALL’ FIELD TRIP HELP
PARKING LOT FLOW DIRECTORS
EVENT LEADS and CO-LEADS
BULLPUP DADS … and Bullpup uncles, grandfathers, adult siblings, etc. (even Bullpup aunties!) help classroom teachers with a wide variety of tasks and connect with kids as positive role models.
‘ON-CALL’ FIELD TRIP HELP Needed when a class is short of chaperones. Be sure to have completed the District’s full volunteer registration process.
PARKING LOT FLOW DIRECTORS If you drive your student to or from school, you know why we need this!
CLASS CONNECTORS Does your child’s classroom have one? If not, step up! Most duties involve email communication to other parents in your student’s room. Email: email@example.com.
FTME POSITIONS Rewarding opportunities that make a huge difference to our school. Job descriptions available for most posts. Most options can be shared with another volunteer! To learn more (no obligation!), email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENT LEADS and CO-LEADS FTME organizes or helps lead many events. The list usually includes summer playground playdates, fall potlucks, spring picnics, the Fall Dance, Pancake Breakfast & Art Walk, Game Night, BINGO Night, TM at the Mariners Night, Staff Appreciation Week, Field Day and the 5th-Grade Promotion Ceremony.
Didn’t see something you’d like to do? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com to be added to the general opportunities email list.