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Volunteer Your Time
Share your talents, gain experience and inspire a child


All volunteers must apply and be approved before they can begin their volunteer service.
Contact the school where you volunteer to see if your volunteer application is still current.

Volunteers make a significant impact on Lake Washington School District. You can help students of all ages succeed in an ever-challenging world while sharpening your own skills and doing what you love.

How you can help

  • Tutor
    Help students excel in academic areas such as math, reading and art.

  • Mentor
    Be a lunch buddy to an elementary student one hour a week.

  • Field trip chaperone
    Assist your child’s class during off-campus excursions.

  • Interpretation and translation
    Communicate with parents and students who speak foreign languages.

  • Extracurricular and enrichment programs
    Contact the PTA / PTSA to be part of activities such as drama, chess, or science clubs.

  • Technology assistance
    Help maintain school websites or teach Web design classes.

  • Administrative support
    Assist staff in school offices and libraries, or at the district level.

Looking for specific volunteer opportunities?
Find out where your help may be needed. LINKS (Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools), is a program of the Lake Washington School District (LWSD), with funding provided by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. LINKS recruits and places community volunteers in LWSD schools, including those in the Kirkland, Redmond and Sammamish communities.

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 may also contact the district office at 425-936-1270 or by email at to check your approval status.

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