All Lake Washington School District students have the right to public education. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plyler vs. Doe (457 U.S. 202 (1982)) that undocumented children and young adults have the same right to attend public primary and secondary schools as do U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Lake Washington does not ask for or collect immigration status information.
Volunteering in LWSD
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. Volunteers enrich student learning opportunities in classrooms, in 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.Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers can help in classrooms, offices or the school library. Volunteers can help with the following activities:
- Classroom activities
- Special school events or projects
- Art Docent program
- After school programs
Volunteers over the age of 21 can serve as field trip chaperones.
Each school also has a PTSA or parent organization that uses volunteers for its programs. Contact your school's PTSA or parent organization for more information.
Looking for specific volunteer opportunities?
If you are a community member looking for a volunteer opportunity in our schools, please contact the Volunteer Office at 425-936-1270 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to submit a Volunteer Application if you would like to volunteer.
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 schools and academic mentors/tutors in secondary schools. For more information, please visit the LINKS website.