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Volunteer Application Process
All volunteers must apply and be approved before they can begin volunteering

Thank you for your willingness to volunteer with Lake Washington School District. To ensure the safety of our students and staff, all individuals must go through the district’s volunteer application process and be approved before beginning a volunteer assignment. The application process includes a background check through Washington State Patrol.

Complete the application
Volunteers who are parents of students in the district now have the choice of applying online through Parent Access or through the standard paper application. Online volunteer application instructions are posted in the Parent Access section of this website. All other volunteers and parents who prefer a paper application should follow these instructions to complete the volunteer application:

  1. Print out the volunteer application packet
    Complete all of the required information and signatures. Include your email address in order to receive notification of approval.
  2. Thoroughly read the volunteer handbook
    When you sign your application, you are agreeing to the guidelines and expectations outlined in the handbook.
  3. Attach a copy of your driver’s license or other legal photo identification to your application
    The application requires a copy of your driver’s license or other photo ID that includes your legal name, date of birth, height and weight. This helps to verify your identity in the background check process. The school can make a copy of your photo ID for you.
  4. Submit your application
    Turn in your completed application to the school where you wish to volunteer or mail it the to the district office at P.O. Box 97039, Redmond, WA 98073-9739.

 

Approval process
Lake Washington School District is required by law to perform background checks on all volunteer applicants through Washington State Patrol. If you provided an email address on your application, you will receive an email when your application is approved. The approval process can take up to two weeks from the time you submitted your application.

 

Once you are approved, your name is added to the approved volunteers list, which all schools have access to. Pick up a volunteer card or badge from the school once you have been approved. The school will ask to see your photo ID before issuing the card or badge.

Check your approval status
Schools can check to see if your volunteer application is still current. Ask a staff member in the school office or a teacher to see if your name is on the approved volunteers list. You can also contact the volunteer office to check your approval at 425-936-1270.

When to reapply
Volunteer approval is valid for two years. After two years, you must reapply. You will receive notification that it’s time to reapply when you are approaching your volunteer approval expiration.

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