Volunteer at Bell

Volunteer Your Time

Share your talents, gain experience, and inspire a child

Volunteers play an important role supporting student learning in Lake Washington School District (LWSD). Currently, LWSD has over 15,000 approved volunteers. These volunteers are parents, relatives, community members, and students, who are committed to helping students be successful. There are ways volunteers enrich a student's learning opportunities in the classrooms, in the schools, and on field trips.

Volunteering in Lake Washington School District
This video introduces you to the guidelines and expectations for volunteering in the district.

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Application Process

All volunteers must apply and be approved before they can begin their volunteer service.

Check your approval status
To see if your volunteer application is still current, contact the volunteer office at (425) 936-1270 or email volunteers@lwsd.org, or contact the school where you volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers can help in the following school locations:

  • Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Library

Volunteers can help with the following types of activities:

  • Classroom activities
  • Special school events or projects
  • Art Docent program
  • Parties
  • Dances
  • After school programs
  • Sports

Volunteers over the age of 21 can go on field trips as chaperones.

Each school also has a PTSA or parent organization that uses volunteers for its programs. Want to contact your school's PTSA or parent organization for more information? Just Click Here!

Looking for specific volunteer opportunities?
If you are a community member looking for a volunteer opportunity in our schools, this list of general school/classroom volunteer opportunities is updated weekly. Please make sure to submit a Volunteer Application if you would like to volunteer.

If you are an approved volunteer looking for a volunteer opportunity and want staff members in our schools to be able to contact you directly, please fill out the Volunteer Interest and Availability Form. This information will be made available to staff members to help them find volunteers who match their needs.
If you are a community member you may also be interested in our LINKS program. LINKS stands for Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools. LINKS coordinates Lunch Buddy mentors in elementary school and academic mentors/tutors in secondary school. For more information, please visit the LINKS website.