Updated August 25, 2021: In an effort to support the recommendations from the Department of Health, we are not using volunteers in schools at this time. We are carefully monitoring guidance from both OSPI and Department of Health, and will update our website when it is determined we can begin to use in-person volunteers. Thank you for continued support of our students.
Note: This does not apply to our middle and high school athletic volunteers.
Thank you for your interest in partnering with Everett Public Schools as a volunteer!
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact the volunteer coordinator at the schools where you would like to volunteer.
To learn about schools near you, review the district map.
Getting started as a volunteer
Our district's volunteer application process is online.
Each year we receive thousands of volunteer applications, and processing can take up to two weeks. Thank you for planning ahead!
1. Select the volunteer category for which you wish to apply
School Day Volunteer: volunteers who work in close proximity of district employees. Volunteer activities may include reading or math tutor, classroom helper, day field trip chaperone, library helper, or Watch D.O.G.S.
Extended Support Volunteer: volunteers who may not be in direct proximity of a district employee and who provide substantial assistance. Volunteer activities may include overnight chaperone, volunteer club advisor, and program booster.
Volunteer Athletic Coach: volunteers who support middle and high school athletic teams.
Please note: Volunteer Athletic Coaches may serve as Extended Support and School Day Volunteers, and Extended Support Volunteers may serve as School Day Volunteers.
2. Begin your online application
All volunteer applications are processed online. Please create an account and then select the volunteer type for which you wish to apply.
The online volunteer application is only available in English.
The application process is mobile-friendly and is supported by Safari, Chrome and Firefox browsers.
Application guides designed to help applicants through the online process are coming soon and will be available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian and Arabic.
3. Provide information for background checks
School employees each undergo a background check before being authorized to work in our schools. Similarly, each volunteer candidate must undergo a background check. The type of volunteer activity determines the type of background check.
School Day Volunteers: Washington State Patrol criminal history
Extended Support Volunteers: Washington State Patrol criminal history and National Sex Offender registry through an outside agency
Volunteer Athletic Coach: Washington State Patrol criminal history, National Sex Offender registry through an outside agency and fingerprinting through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
While all volunteers must be screened through the background check processes, a criminal history does not automatically disqualify one from volunteering. If there is a concern, an applicant will have the opportunity to talk with a Human Resource representative. (In such cases you may ask to provide personal references for additional follow up.)
4. Complete safety training and requirements
A volunteer's training is determined by the type of volunteer activity. As outlined in the application process, all volunteer applicants are required to review the district's volunteer manual. Translated versions of manual are available in Arabic, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Extended Support Volunteers and Volunteer Athletic Coaches also require online safety training and an upload of a photo identification. Volunteer Athletic Coaches require additional Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) training.
A designated individual at the school or program where you wish to volunteer will provide a volunteer orientation, including sign in/out and badge processes.
Please email Katrina McNeal
Everett, WA 98201