Volunteers are a critical element to the success of Magnolia Elementary School, our students and our community.
Their work provides support to MES teachers and staff in their mission to giving our children the best education possible.
Your help makes this possible and is highly appreciated!
We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities that can answer your willingness to contribute while taking into consideration all of the other commitments in your life. In each volunteering option you can find the date, required time from you and a brief description of the role.
Here are the three quick and easy steps you can take to get started in your volunteering journey:
1. Add yourself to the Magnolia Elementary School volunteer mailing list
2. Obtain your Seattle Public School (SPS) approval or confirm that you have an existing approval
If you’d like to be a volunteer at Magnolia Elementary School, you must become a Seattle Public School (SPS) verified volunteer.
Here are the steps you should follow to get approval or confirm your approval:
*Notes: This process may take a few weeks to complete and is good for 2 years.
Once you sign-up, our Volunteer Manager from the PTA will be in contact with you. ***Please add the emails firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts to ensure that you get our email communications.
The best way to contact us is through email: email@example.com
You can also, give your name and contact information to anyone on the PTA at any time and your information will given to the appropriate person. You can also drop off a letter to the PTA at the front office and they will put it in our PTA mailbox.
*Please add the email firstname.lastname@example.org to your contact list. This will help us with responding to you as we have found that our emails sometimes get stuck in email filters.
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you’ll need to get a national background check from Sterling Volunteers in Good Samaritan.
If you answered no to these questions, the school will run a background check using the information you’ve already provided and then review your application.
1. In-person School Volunteers
Volunteers who serve in person on school property.
2. Remote Volunteers
Individuals whose volunteer activities are performed from home, work, or any location other than the classroom or SPS property. See “Remote Volunteers” section of the SPS Volunteer handbook for additional information.
3. Field Trip Volunteer
4. Self Help Volunteer
Self-Help volunteers work on projects that benefit the entire school community and they do not work with students directly. Volunteer at schools more than once a year, or on an ongoing basis with Self Help Projects. Self Help volunteers may serve as hosts for Event Volunteers.
1. PTA Executive Board Volunteers - These volunteers are voted in and run the PTA.
2. PTA Board Volunteers - These volunteers help with PTA tasks on different teams.
3. Event Volunteer Leads - Organize specific events.
4. Event Volunteers - help with events.
5. PTA Task Volunteers - help with specific PTA tasks
Do you need volunteers for your school activity or event? The MES PTA are here to help get the word out and manage volunteers. Our centralized SIGNUPGENIUS.COM Page, where you can go to find all Magnolia Elementary Schools current volunteer needs.
To get your event on this centralized page, you can either:
All events can be added to the Magnolia Elementary School PTA website and calendar. We list events in the bi-weekly Orca Tales PTA Newsletter. Please fill out this events/news intake form.
Volunteer Guidelines: All volunteers and visitors must observe these guidelines when volunteering. Thank you!