VOLUNTEER FAQ - WELCOME PUMA VOLUNTEERS!
Due to COVID-19 and the resulting district and school policies, volunteer opportunities through PTSA are currently limited. We look forward to welcoming back volunteers in a larger capacity in the future. Rosa Parks loves its volunteers!
WHAT can I do as a volunteer at Rosa Parks?
Opportunities to volunteer are limited at this time. Some examples of volunteer needs:
PTSA Board Member - Hold a position on the PTSA Board of Directors for a year (or more). Help make decisions surrounding our school and PTSA. PTSA Board meetings occur once a month. General Membership Meetings occur approximately 4-5 times during the school year. Our meetings are currently virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions. More info on current open positions here.
PTSA Volunteers - Certain limited virtual events may be possible at this time. Chair or co-chair a one-time event such as Back to School Dance, International Night, Science Night, Book Fair, Pancake Breakfast, End of School Party, etc.
Classroom Help - At this time, Rosa Parks staff will reach out if volunteers are needed for classroom help.
Assisting around the School - Not available at this time.
WHERE can I find volunteer opportunities?
1. Back to School Packet - please indicate that you would like to receive information regarding future volunteer opportunities this school year
2. Puma Info Make sure to create an account to receive our weekly Newsletter and/or look at the Puma Info Archive here.
3. Classroom - ask your child's teacher how can you help
4. Bulletin Board (located in front of the office) - canceled for 2020/21
5. Attend the Volunteer Orientation - canceled for 2020/21
6. Rosa Parks PTSA Website - View the volunteer menu for updated volunteer opportunities
7. Social Media - Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for most up to date info, including volunteer opportunities.
How can I volunteer?
All Lake Washington School District volunteers must be approved by the district. Here are a few tips and reminders about the volunteer application process:
Volunteer applications are processed via the Raptor system and are good for two years.
Volunteers who are approved can log into their Raptor Volunteer Portal to check the expiration date of their volunteer application.
Volunteers can also contact Volunteer Program Supervisor Chris Robison to check their status.
Reminder emails will be sent out 30 days before an application is due to expire.
What about Microsoft Matching Program?
Microsoft employees can help Rosa Parks PTSA get money for their volunteer hours. Volunteer for the school and submit a match request at the MS Giving portal. There is no longer a minimum number of hours that must be reached to be match eligible. Microsoft matches $25 for every volunteer hour for the employee. Employees have a total of $15,000 in matching funds which can be used for matching donations of money, product, or time to eligible organizations. The match limit is reset each calendar year on January 1st.
What should I do if my question is not listed here? Read the volunteers’ handbook here.
For more information, contact Co-VP Volunteers and Services at email@example.com