Volunteer at West Woodland! We need you!

Volunteer at West Woodland! We need you!

Volunteers are the reason West Woodland has so many fantastic events, activities and strong classroom support! Volunteering helps create a wonderful, tight-knit community for our kids and is a great way to get to know the families, teachers and staff at West Woodland.  We need volunteers of all kinds - from people who are willing to lead big events to people who want to take on support roles, people who want to do small projects at home to people who want to show up the day of and lend a hand.  Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Nannies – everyone is welcome!  

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Volunteer Opportunities
There are volunteering opportunities to fit whatever type of volunteer you want to be. Many things can be done at home in the evenings or weekends. Some opportunities are just one-time commitments, or take just a few minutes per week....others allow you to lead projects or plan events.  We can work around your schedule and interests. 

If you find an opportunity you are interested in, contact the person listed to find out more. Not sure where you fit or who to contact? Contact our volunteer Brandi Mattila at wwvolunteercoord@gmail.com.

Interested in
volunteering in your child's classroom?

Please contact
the teacher directly.

Use the headers in this table to sort opportunities by category of interest, see which opportunities still have needs, or find timing of opportunities that work with your schedule.

Opportunity Description Category Needs Contact Timing
Graduation-5th Grade Family Picnic Will you be a 5th grade parent? Help organize a picnic for all the 5th grade families on the eve of graduation Social Event Committee Chair needed VACANT After School
All-Family Potluck Organize a potluck on a Friday evening in September to welcome new families and reconnect with old friends. The potlucks are held on the blacktop out back of school (weather permitting) or school lunchroom. Social Event Volunteers Angela Fleet
Rachel Hilliard
After School
All-Family Socials Help organize various socials for parents or all families! Social Event Volunteers needed Angela Fleet
Rachel Hilliard
3 per Year
All-Moms Social Organize an all-moms social event in the Fall! In the past, this was the first weekend of school Social Event All Set for this year Angela Fleet
Rachel Hilliard
Fall
Annual Appeal Committee Join the Annual Appeal team and help the PTA raise money to support our school programs Fundraising All set for this year Beth McKelvey
Kirsten Mullins
Tiffany Tarrant
Cress Wakefield
Lisa Younglove
August/
September
Annual Appeal Treasurer Help Manage the funds from the annual appeal. Quickbooks/Accounting experience a plus! Fundraising All set for this year Haley Bloeser
August/
September
Art Docent Anyone can do this! Conduct 1 hour, monthly (or more) lessons teaching basic principles and elements of art while introducing art masterpieces. Work with your child's teacher and other art docents to enrich class curriculum and foster creativity. Plus it is FUN. Arts & Music Volunteers needed Milissa Regan During School
Art Docent Coordinator Organize & manage our classroom art docents Arts & Music All set for this year Milissa Regan During and After School
Arts Friday Coordinator Help organize our Arts Friday program and volunteer to help the teachers on Fridays. Every child will spend one half of the year in music and the other half in art. Arts & Music All set for this year Annie Rodak During and After School
Bike Rodeo West Woodland's Bike Rodeo occurs on the 1st Sunday in May of each year and is a perfect way to kick off Bike to School Month Physical Activity Volunteers needed Julie Gregg
Jane Matera
After School
Bike to School May is Bike-to-School Month and is designed as a fun event to encourage bicycle commuting and mentor new riders. West Woodland's Bike Rodeo occurs on the 1st Sunday in May of each year and is a perfect way to kick off Bike to School Month. Volunteers needed to act as bike fairies and help out with the bike rodeo. Physical Activity Volunteers needed John Paul Erber Before and After School
Blast Celebrate the end of the school year at BLAST - an all school BBQ and potluck. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate the event, work the grill, set up, monitor food levels, lead activities and clean up. Social Event Volunteers needed Pamela Jaynes
Erin Kahn
After School
Book Fair The Library turns into a small book shop with books for sale for a week usually in the fall and spring. Academic Volunteers needed Julie MacGillis
Paula Wittmann
During and After School
Bulletin Board Coordinator Help keep our bulletin board next to the salmon fish tank up to date with important volunteer information and community and WW news and events! Administrative All set for this year Julie MacGillis During or After School
Cafeteria/Playground Support Help out in the lunchroom and on the playground Teacher & Staff Support Volunteers needed Aaron Armstrong
Kay Plommer
During School
Chess Club Help run our Chess Club! Enrichment All set for this year George Snelling
Charlie Degasparis
After School
Choir Help run our Choir program! Arts & Music Committee Chair needed Karla Stanley (temporary)
Joe Van Hollebeke (shirts)
Before School
Classroom Support Talk to your student's teacher! Find out what help they need in the classrooom (reading, math, writing, etc.) Teacher & Staff Support Volunteers needed Contact your child's Teacher During School
Copy Program Looking to help West Woodland set up a new program to assist our staff and teachers? We are looking to establish a copy program to assist teachers and staff with their copying needs. Lead and volunteers come in once a week to help with projects teachers have dropped off in the copy room during the week. Teacher & Staff Support Committee Chair & Volunteers needed Brandi Mattila (temporary) During and After School
Directory Collect parent & student information at TCB Day and first few weeks of school for our school directory Administrative All set for this year Katie Perkins
Jenn Harowicz
Dan Trippel
After School
Emergency Kit Coordinator Annual update of teacher emergency backpacks; Annual update of school emergency kits and supplies; Attend monthly Safety Committee meetings Administrative All set for this year Sullivan Hester After School
Enrichment Activities Coordinator Find and implement enrichment activities to offer at our school (sewing, language classes, pokemon clubs, jewelry making, computer game programming, theater programs, etc). Enrichment Searching for enrichment coordinator to Shadow Angie this year, to take over next year Angie Heinrich
Heather McCall
During and After School
Enrichment Assistant Be an Enrichment Assistant and receive a free class! We need five Enrichment Assistants each quarter to check attendance at after school enrichment classes. This is a very easy job that only takes 10 to 15 minutes after school. You pick the quarter (Fall, Winter, or Spring) and the day of the week. Enrichment Volunteers needed Angie Heinrich During and After School
Family Heritage Potluck (formerly International Potluck) This is an evening family event in February where you can share in the food and culture of our community's heritage. International music and dance groups perform and Kindergarteners are invited on stage to parade their Heritage floats. Social Event Volunteers needed Michele Farnung After School
Family Movie Nights Watch a movie in the cafeteria on the big screen with your friends. These are held a few times through the school year. Social Event Committee Co-Chair needed David Guthrie
Aaron Armstrong
After School
Field Day Field Day is a near end of school year afternoon of outdoor games and activities for all students at West Woodland. This event is organized by the PE teacher. Volunteer needed to recruit helpers for day-of event Physical Activity Committee Chair needed Katie Barrett During School
Food Bank Organize food drives at West Woodland! Or coat drives, etc.! Charitable Committee Chair needed VACANT During and After School
Front Office Support Help the front office w/ various tasks (copying, answering phones, etc.) Teacher & Staff Support Volunteers needed Marty Phelps During School
Fundraising Coordinator Oversee the Annual Appeal, GALA and "Shop for West Woodland" Fundraising activities Fundraising All set for this year Colby Underwood After School
GALA The GALA is a Spring fundraising & celebration event sponsored by the West Woodland PTA. Volunteers help with event planning, community communication, soliciting donations, set up, clean up and fundraising. Fundraising Volunteers needed Carrie Schneider Laura Scoccolo After School
Classroom Garden Docent Offer to help a classroom with their garden space! Help coordinate volunteers interested in helping their classroom learn and work in West Woodland's garden space! Environmental Stewardship Volunteers Needed Aaron Armstrong
Graphic Designer Help with graphic design projects such as the yearbook and all-school directory. Lead other graphic design projects and lend graphic design skills and support to PTA as needed. Administrative Committee Chair needed Jenn Harowicz After School
Graduation (5th Grade) A 5th Grade Promotion "Moving On" Ceremony is held in the lunchroom / gym for 5th graders who are moving on to middle school. School Spirit Volunteers needed Angela Fleet Angie Heinrich During School
Grant Writing Research funding opportunities available for elementary school education and present promising funding mechanisms to the West Woodland PTA. Work with PTA members to write and submit applications to funding agencies, including budgeting details, obtaining letters of support, and ensuring adherence to regulations and application guidelines. Follow-up with agencies when grants are not funded to learn how applications might be improved. Teacher & Staff Support All set for this year Sarah Scoltock After School
Instructional Support Volunteer Help students with math, handwriting, reading, etc. Inquire with Tami Beach to see what is available Teacher & Staff Support Volunteers Needed Tami Beach During School
Kindergarten and New Student Ice Cream Social Future fall kindergarten and new students visit West Woodland to meet the kindergarten teachers and their future classmates! Ice cream is served and kindergartners pariticpate in fun activities with the kindergarten teachers. Volunteers are needed to help invite incoming families, assemble information packets, serve ice cream, set up, during event and clean up. New Family Event Committee Co-chair & Volunteers Needed Marqui Severson After School
Kindergarten Tea Help welcome new families to West Woodland! responsibilities range from emailing a sign-up sheet to parents to bring in baked goods; bring in baked goods; make coffee & tea and set up tables; clean up after the event. New Family Event All set for this year Christina Witteman During School
Kindergarten Tiles (Classroom) Your child makes a lasting impression on our school through this special tile project! Veteran West Woodland parents assist kindergarten parents in helping their child create an art tile that decorates the walls of West Woodland in April/May of each year Arts & Music Volunteers needed Elise Knox During School
Kindergarten Tiles (Firing/Mounting) Help glaze, fire and mount the Kindergarten tiles each year. Arts & Music Volunteers needed Aaron Armstrong During and After School
Library Support Help our librarian shelve books, etc. Teacher & Staff Support Volunteers needed Julie MacGillis During and After School
Logowear Order logowear / sell logowear at key events (TCB Day, BLAST) School Spirit All set for this year Carrie Schneider After School
Mariners Family Night Organize a family day at Safeco Field for West Woodland families Social Event All set for this year Jim Gannon After School
Math Night Students and teachers show parents what they are learning about math at school. Help with set up and clean up. Academic Volunteers needed Sara Williams After School
Monthly Coffee Coordinator Help coordinate monthy coffees and snacks for parents after student drop off during the school year Social Event Committee Chair Needed Georgette Semroc
Carrie Schneider
During School
Music Docent Similar to the Art Docent program: Music training is not required. There are lesson plans and scripts available for volunteers to lead 20-30 minute music lesson for a classroom each month. Classical music is used as a base, but lessons will vary depending the docent's knowledge. Arts & Music Volunteers needed Milissa Regan During School
New-Dads / All Dads Social Help organize a social event for new dads or all dads at the school New Family Event Committee Chair & Volunteers needed Carrie Schneider
Brandi Mattila
After School
New-Moms Social Help organize a social event for new moms at the school! New Family Event Volunteers needed Angela Fleet
Rachel Hilliard
After School
Nurse's Office Help organize health records at the beginning of year / help w/ other tasks Administrative Volunteers needed Nurse Alison Inkley During School
Shop for West Woodland Manage our passive fundraising. This includes collecting, tallying, and submitting Ballard Market Receipts and Box-Tops from WW families and depositing rewards in our PTA bank account. Also includes making sure we are utilizing other programs (Fred Meyer Rewards, Amazon Smile, etc.) Fundraising All set for this year Rachel Gardner Before and After School
PTA Board A variety of positions available to help enrich the educational experience for all students. Help increase engagement among students, parents, teachers, staff and administrators of West Woodland Elementary School. Learn more about Board Positions Teacher & Staff Suppor Committee Chairs & Volunteers needed Richelle Dickerson
Kirsten Mullins
After School
Facebook (PTA Page) Be our Facebook administrator. Post event updates and important WW news to our PTA Facebook page (role designated for PTA president and VP of communications) School Spirit All set for this year Richelle Dickerson
Kirsten Mullins
After School
Recorder Program (3rd Grade) Help organize the 3rd grade recorder program; collect checks for recorders, pay teacher Arts & Music All set for this year Lisa Stroud After School
Room Representative / Room Representative Coordinator Assist teachers with organizing and recruiting other classroom parents for special events, class prep, parties, field trips, staff appreciation, and science kits. Forward important communications from school and PTA along to your class. Act as an important communication link between other parents in the classroom.. Much of it can be done from home. Speak with your child's teacher if you are interested. Teacher & Staff Support Volunteers needed Jen Swantz During and After School
Salmon Project Help Mr. McGowan clean the fish tank, replinish with salmon eggs, and release the salmon to puget sound Environmental Stewardship Volunteers needed Martin McGowan During and After School
School Garden Work Party Help nurture our Native Northwest Plants by identifying and caring for the beautiful greenery surrounding our school grounds. Participate in two major work party events held at school in the fall and the spring. A great chance to get your hands dirty and build community. There is nothing like the smell of mulch on an early morning. Environmental Stewardship Volunteers needed Aaron Armstrong After School
School Photos School photos are taken on Taking Care of Business Day. Volunteers are needed to organize and assist. Retakes occur during the fall. School Spirit Volunteers needed Karla Stanley During School
School Tours Families interested in West Woodland are invited to an open house/school tour where they can learn about West Woodland's programs and facilities. Typically one tour is during the day and another in the evening. We are looking for volunteers to help lead tours. New Family Event Volunteers needed Cherry Snelling
Jenny Whitmer
During School
Science Night Students display Science projects completed at home and school. Volunteers help with event coordination, community communication, set up and clean up. Academic Volunteers needed Hunter Golden
Jan Tackett
After School
Seattle Kids Marathon Students are encouraged to participate in the Seattle Kids marathon in November. The PE teacher promotes running during recess that counts toward Marathon completion. Help count laps at recess. Physical Activity Volunteers needed Katie Barrett During and After School
Staff Appreciation Lunches Organize monthly lunches for the staff. Each month, a different grade hosts a lunch (potluck style) Teacher & Staff Support Volunteers needed Mariah Cariss
Helene McCormick
Robin Sanders
During School
Staff Appreciation Week Teacher & staff appreciation week takes place the first week of May each year and is an opportunity for families and students to do something special for West Woodland staff to thank them for all they do. Suggested activities are organized by the staff appreciation coordinator. Teacher & Staff Support Volunteers needed Mariah Cariss
Helene McCormick
Robin Sanders
During School
Talent Show The talent show has been one of the highlights of the school year. This is an evening where you can come see our students share their talents, including a stage show, student Lego Expo, and Art Gallery. It also includes a wonderful staff performance! Help with our talent show efforts by organizing participants, coordinating rehearsals, leading the MCs, set up, concessions and much more! School Spirit Volunteers needed Kayal Palani
Jenny Whitmer
During and After School
TCB Day Committee Help the volunteer coordinators with TCB Day! Help stuff packets the week before or come to the school and help set up, help greet families, help organize paperwork, or clean up on the day of the event. Pick a time slot! Administrative Volunteers needed Georgette Semroc
Carrie Schneider
Brandi Mattila
August
Volunteer Coordinator Helper Be a helper to our VCs for various tasks!! Administrative Volunteers needed Georgette Semroc
Carrie Schneider
During and After School
Wacky Wednesday Workshops Organize or assist bringing fun activities and special classes to our school on the 2-hour early dismissal days. Enrichment Volunteers needed Katy Hansen
Abigail Kinney Maxey
After School
Walk and Wheel Month October is Walk and Wheel month, where we encourage our students to walk, bus, bike or scooter to school, to promote healthy / green ways of getting to and from school. Physical Activity Volunteers needed John Paul Erber Before and After School
Website Committee / Web Producer Help keep our website updated. Perform daily, weekly and monthly updates Administrative Volunteers needed Milissa Regan After School
Wildcat Giving Help West Woodland and our community families in need by helping to organize the donation and collection of gifts and donations. Charitable Volunteers needed Michelle Brewer
Tiffany Tarrant
During and After School
WW Parent Yahoo Group Manage the WW parent yahoo group (review/accept members, monitor content) School Spirit All set for this year Beth McKelvey After School
Yearbook Help produce the annual yearbook (layout, photography, journalism, advertising sales, printing coordinator, etc.). The yearbook is a reflection of culture and spirit of the school year, and a keepsake for students and their families to treasure for years to come. We need a team of people to make this happen! It works best to start collecting yearbook information and photos early in the year so production in May is a breeze. School Spirit All set for this year Jenn Harowicz
Karen Oboy
After School

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