Now accepting applications for 2017-2018 PTA Board positions! Find out more here.
McDonald has many ongoing, short-term, and one-time volunteer opportunities. Check back often! To get started in a role, email the PTA Volunteer Coordinator, unless otherwise noted.
Ad Hoc Team | Sign up here | Help with short-notice or quick turn-around volunteer needs as they arise. Ideal for people with flexible schedules and those who can't commit on a regular basis or far in advance.
After-School Enrichment: Two open spots remain for parent volunteers. Starting April 17th either Tuesdays 4:20-5:40 p.m. or Fridays 1:50-3:05 p.m. | Sign up here
Art Room | Sign up here | Ms. Willemsen needs help in the art room. Please sign up for one or more slots to help out during or after school.
Coffee Hour | Sign up here | Help with setup, cleanup, or snacks | Coffee Hour Lead Jennie Shaw.
Green Team | Sign up here | Model responsible stewardship of our school’s resources and the environment | Green Team Lead Tarah Helliwell.
Host an Intern! | Email to sign up | Have a spare bedroom? Host an intern for 3-5 months!
International Night 2017 Dance Instructors | Sign up here | Teach students a cultural dance to perform at International Night on May 13. Performances can be from any world culture or country, not only Japan, Spain, or Latin America.
International Night 2017 Prep | Sign up here | Volunteers are needed to prepare materials, lead activities, and decorate. All materials provided. No experience necessary!
International Night 2017 Volunteers | Sign up here | Volunteers are needed to set up, work at the Bake Sale and Welcome tables, monitor activities, and clean up.
Library | Shelve, cover, label, or check out books to students | Email librarian Pat Bliquez
Lost & Found | Sign up here | Seeking 1-2 parents to monitor the Lost & Found area on the First Floor. This is a simple task to do when you are at McDonald for drop-off or pick-up. Without your help, items really pile up!
Playground Repainting | Sign up here | It's time to repaint the kickball, soccer, & four square courts and add symbols on the blacktop to indicate where classes line up each morning.
Main Office | Sign up here | Assist staff with a variety of office tasks including filing, sorting, copying.
Room Parents | Look up your class room parents here.
PTA Committee Openings
After-School Program Parent Volunteer Coordinator | The PTA After-School Program seeks a parent to shadow the current parent volunteer coordinator during Spring Session Enrollment and then take over for the 2017-2018 school year. Duties include: recruit & schedule parent volunteers; reserve free-classes for volunteers and scholarship students; respond to issues relating to volunteer responsibilities as they arise. | Contact email@example.com.
Intern Support Host Family Coordinator(s) | The role could be shared by 1-3 parents. Duties include: recruit & interview prospective host families; perform home visits; match interns with host families; submit host family paperwork to the sponsoring organization. Maintain contact with interns & host families throughout the school year to offer support, answer questions, help with cultural adjustment, or logistics. Time commitment: 3 hours/month with more intense periods late August/early September. | Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Screening Process
We will continue to process volunteer screening applications as they come in. Please submit applications 10 days prior to the date you want to volunteer.
1. First-time volunteer applicants must watch online video Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention, answer the questions following it, and print out the certificate you are provided at the end. This is a one-time requirement.
2. First-time and returning volunteers complete four page volunteer application and security clearance forms.
- First page asks for general info.
- Second page has statements about safety, conduct and liability which you should initial on the left after reading each one (be sure to sign and date the Volunteer Agreement at the bottom of the page).
- Third page has questions concerning Security Clearance (answer all the yes or no questions, print name, sign and date at the bottom).
- Fourth page has space for you to write explanations if necessary to the security questions. Doubtful that this is needed, but the Program managers do need the part at the bottom.
Download Screening Form | Paper forms are also available in Main Office in PTA mail slots.
3. First-time and returning volunteers must make a photo copy of valid driver’s license or passport.
Return all paperwork to the PTA Volunteer Coordinator's mail slot in the Main Office or, mail via USPS to PTA Volunteer Coordinator, McDonald International School, 144 NE 54th St., Seattle WA 98105.
The McDonald Volunteer Security Team will e-mail you when you are good to go or if you are missing any documentation. For questions: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*McDonald is required to keep a paper record for each volunteer & cannot accept electronic submissions. Email email@example.com if you don’t have access to a copier or the online training resources.