Volunteering in SVSD
The Snoqualmie Valley School District welcomes the involvement of families and community members who are committed to supporting the success of our students. If you are interested in volunteering at school, please inquire about opportunities at your school office and follow the steps below. Volunteer applications are processed at each school site. If you're approved by one school, you'll also be eligible to volunteer at any other Snoqualmie Valley schools for two school years.
All who volunteer in our schools must be approved as follows:
- Read the SVSD Volunteer Handbook.
- If you agree to these guidelines, please fill out and sign the Volunteer Applications and return the forms to your school office with a copy of your official photo identification - needed to process a background check. (If you are applying to volunteer for a specific event, please allow at least 48 hours prior to your event.)
- You will be notified via email when your application is approved. If approved, your volunteer application is good for two school years, at any Snoqualmie Valley school.
To explore volunteer opportunities, please contact your school. Also, our district partners with community organizations that rely on volunteers to support SVSD students. Select the links below to learn more:
- Empower Youth Network's Youth Success Mentoring Program matches adult volunteers with students at all SVSD schools. Each pair meets 1:1 at school, for one hour a week during school hours. This offers students a supportive, consistent relationship with a positive adult mentor.
- The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation Board raises funds for Classroom Innovation Grants for our teachers and Districtwide Initiatives that benefit all SVSD students.
Health Update: As of November 1, 2022, volunteers are no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or obtain a medical or religious exemption, to be eligible to volunteer with students. This requirement expired Oct. 31, aligning with Governor Inslee's current COVID-19 guidance for Washington State.
Note: Schools have discretion to determine who is allowed on campus. As we continue to monitor for health-related outbreaks (COVID-19, influenza, etc.), our schools may choose to limit volunteers or visitors to minimize community transmission and help keep schools open to students.
Also, Have You Considered Substituting?
While volunteers donate their time, SVSD substitutes are also needed -- and compensated. In addition to substitute teaching, classified substitutes fill in for a variety of vital school positions. These include helping prepare and serve food during breakfast and lunch, assisting teachers in the classroom, helping with custodial tasks, and providing secretarial coverage in the front office. Substitutes are on-call and enjoy broad flexibility in where and when they wish to work. Learn more about becoming a substitute.
Questions? Please contact:
- Melissa Lazorik (firstname.lastname@example.org | 425-831-8004) about volunteering
- Val Berglund (email@example.com | 425-831-3884) about substituting