Open Volunteering Positions


Brand new volunteer opportunities!

Did you know there are many opportunities to volunteer at Magnolia Elementary each day? Please join us and see what your student is doing and learning! Volunteers are welcome to sign up whenever your schedule permits, we have listed spots up until Winter Break. 

Popcorn Fridays: help us sell popcorn on Fridays after school and see the smiles.

During school volunteer opportunities: there is often a need for some extra hands

If you have any questions, please contact:

We need your help!

We are looking for  parents that want to help the school and the PTA with anything from a bake sale to monitoring playground safety by taking on a volunteer role.  To connect with us just reach out to or talk to one of the PTA Board Members

Magnolia Elementary School  PTA is a fantastic way to get involved with our school and our community.  Whether you can commit to a regular weekly schedule or are just available every now and then, there are many ways to get involved. Please email if you are interested in volunteering.

A few examples:

  • Drop off and Pick up Safety
  • Playground/recess helpers  
  • Administrative/office help 
  • PTA Newsletter/Website/Facebook Updates 
  • Auction and gala planning 
  • Room Parent 
  • Communications
  • Event Planning 
  • Baked Goods Help
  • Art Contest 
  • Library Assistance
  • Art Docent
  • Photography
  • CPA (help with taxes)
  • Green Space
  • Book Fair 
  • Fundraising Events
  • Community Outreach

…and more!

How do you want to help?

Drop us a line!

Magnolia Elementary School PTA

Some Guidelines for Volunteers

For the safety and security of our students and our school community, the Seattle Public Schools require that a screening check be completed before you can volunteer at school. Even if you don’t plan on being a regular volunteer, please follow the SPS Volunteering requirements listed here: Please note the following expectations when volunteering at Magnolia Elementary: 

  • Chaperone Drivers must have Proof of Auto Insurance on prior to driving on a field trip. 
  • All Volunteer and Visitors must sign-in and use an ID Sticker while on campus during school hours (7:55 am to 2:25 pm) 
  • Please read and abide by the Volunteer Guidelines (below).  

Questions? Feel free to email our PTA Volunteer Coordinator at
Volunteer GuidelinesPlease observe these guidelines when volunteering. Thank you!

  • Sign IN and OUT in the main office every time you volunteer. 
  • Wear your Volunteer ID Sticker while at school. 
  • Volunteer for the WHOLE CLASSROOM, not just your child. 
  • Try to be QUIET and unobtrusive in the classroom. Focus on your task and limit talking with other adults (it’s distracting to the class ?). 
  • Academic instruction must be left to certificated classroom personnel (district regulations). Volunteers provide GENERAL HELP AND SUPPORT. 
  • Respect CONFIDENTIALITY. Protect and respect information you see or hear, especially pertaining to a student’s work, behavior, or background. 
  • Be courteous, exhibit good behavior, and otherwise PROVIDE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL for our students. 
  • Keep CELL PHONES OFF or on vibrate. If you need to take a call, please do so outside of the classroom. 
  • While in the hall, SPEAK SOFTLY and stay clear of doorways. Voices carry into the classrooms and are distracting to students and teachers. 
  • CONSULT THE TEACHER before bringing younger siblings or other children into the classroom with you when you volunteer. 
  • Some teachers do not use volunteers in the classroom, but appreciate help OUTSIDE OF CLASS. Check with each teacher about his/her needs..

Volunteers at Magnolia Elementary School must be approved every school year

Please visit the Seattle Public Schools volunteer page for the steps and forms in order to become an approved volunteer. Drop off background check form and a copy of your State issued I.D. to the office.

Additional questions about volunteering or to find out about volunteering opportunities at Magnolia Elementary, email