Volunteer at Woodland Elementary

  • We love our volunteers! Your time and talents are at the heart of our district!

    During the 2018-19 school year, NTPS Volunteers contributed nearly 53,000 hours of their time to students! Thank you!

    • Choose the application type below that best suits you.
    • Applications include a background check per RCW 28A.404.303
    • Please allow 2 weeks for processing.
    • You will receive an automated welcome email once your application has been approved. (Watch your spam folders and contact us if you don't receive this within 2 weeks)
    • Once approved, your volunteer application is valid for 2 school years. All applications processed at this time will expire on 7/1/2021.


    • Please review the Volunteer Handbook and Code of Conduct before volunteering for the first time.
    • Volunteer activities should be arranged in advance with the classroom teacher or volunteer coordinator.
    • You will be asked to sign into a volunteer computer kiosk at your school every time that you volunteer.
    • Please wear a volunteer lanyard or sticker badge to identify yourself as a volunteer while at school.
    • If you would like help connecting to a volunteer opportunity within NTPS, please contact the Volunteer Liaison.


    Create your volunteer profile at helpcounterweb.com/ci/volunteer. You can add/remove schools, update contact information, track and record hours, and see upcoming opportunities. 

    Did you volunteer on a school field trip, boosters event, or other activity where you were unable to sign in on the school kiosk? Record your hours served on your volunteer profile or email your school volunteer coordinator to add your time. We know many volunteers serve our students outside of the school building and school day, and we want to make sure we recognize your contributions.


    Contact Merry Sam, Volunteer Liaison at (360) 412-4451 or volunteersupport@nthurston.k12.wa.us

General Volunteers- Parents/Community Members

  • Want to volunteer in your child's classroom or on a field trip? Don't have a student in the district, but still want to contribute to your neighborhood school?

    • Must be 18+ years old.
    • Applications are good for 2 school years.

Club or Group Volunteers

  • National Honor Society? Interact? Key Club? Any student clubs or groups within NTPS, contact our Volunteer Specialist for more information on approval for groups.

    • Contact the Volunteer Liaison for the fastest application process.
    • Include club name, advisor, roster, and the schools where you would like to volunteer.


Student/Youth Volunteers

Volunteers in Action!

  • Timberline Coach & Tutor John Wilson

    Star Volunteer John Wilson is staying connected to Timberline High School in a big way after retiring from 30 years of teaching math and coaching bowling at THS in 2016. John serves as a dedicated volunteer coach for the girls bowling team and as a weekly tutor in the after-school math lab. See more!

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  • Carols & Cookies with Horizons Student Volunteers

    Some of our youngest student volunteers spread holiday cheer at Woodland Retirement Community this December! Members of the Horizons Elementary Junior Key Club, led by advisor and music teacher, Jane Stillman, joined Woodland residents for an hour of carols and cookies. See more!

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  • Thank You Fun Run Volunteers!

    Thank you to our PTAs and parent volunteers for organizing fun run fundraisers at 6 elementary schools this fall. Students had a blast running and dancing around their schools while volunteers cheered them on, kept them hydrated, and tied their shoes! See more!

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  • Green Family Volunteers at Seven Oaks

    A big thank you to Seven Oaks Elementary parent volunteers, George & Loree Green! They have been recognized by their school for their outstanding volunteer commitment over the last 3 years. See more!

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