Volunteers are always welcome and needed! It can vary from creating something at home, coming into the school to put things together, donate items for Teacher Appreciation meals, pass out treats at socials, and more!
You are not required to join PTSA to volunteer. We will post events and volunteer requests on our Facebook page as well as send out emails when help is needed.
Please tell us about you and select categories in which you may be interested in being involved. This does not obligate you, but we’ll contact you to see if you’re available. (Descriptions below!)
ALL Volunteers must pass a background check in the VPS District. Follow this link and submit yours today: https://vansd.org/volunteer/
Committees & Chairpersons
- 8th Grade Celebration – Amy Wright
- Beautify Alki – Kandis McEllrath
- Book Fair – Sarah Henderson/Emily Serna
- Box Tops – Andi Shepherd
- Cookie Dough Fall Fundraiser – Emily Serna/Sarah Henderson
- Financial Review – Open
- Giving Tree/Sharing & Caring – Andi Shepherd
- Hospitality & Student Socials – Elana Patel
- Membership Coordinator – Kandis McEllrath
- Nominating Committee – Open
- Social Media – Kandis McEllrath & Ivonne Almazan
- Spirit Wear – Jennifer Rainey-Yates
- Teacher & Staff Appreciation – Andi Shepherd
- Volunteer Coordinator – Open
- Website – Jose Gomez
- Wolf Den – Kandis McEllrath
General Volunteering (all year) – If you are unsure about your availability, but still want to be contacted about volunteer possibilities at Alki, give us your contact information and we will keep you informed.
8th Grade Celebration (all year) – The 8th graders have worked very hard during their years at Alki and this committee helps them celebrate their time here before heading off to high school. This will be an 8th grade only event with music, food, and activities. Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising, donations, set up, food distribution, chaperoning and running activity areas.
Beautify Alki (spring) – 7th Grade students present ideas to Beautify Alki. Volunteers work with school administrators to organize the event and select an idea(s) to be carried out to completion.
Box Tops (all year) – Easy, work from home. Volunteers need to collect, verify, count and mail Box Tops.
Fall/Spring Fundraiser (fall, spring) – This committee comes up with one or more fundraising ideas to run in the Fall or Spring. The committee is responsible for presenting the idea to the board and running the event(s). i.e. Rock-N-Run, Cookie dough.
Financial Review (summer) – Volunteers needed at the end of the school year to look through our organization’s financial records to double check that funds have been used properly.
Giving Tree/Sharing & Caring (Nov-Dec) – Alki students, staff and teachers come together to make the holiday season awesome for families that would otherwise not have a Christmas. We provide food items and gifts for everyone in the family. It is a fantastic and rewarding event to help with. Volunteers are needed to help with the wish list tag distribution as well as the receiving, recording, wrapping, and distributing of gifts.
Hospitality & Student Socials (all year) –This committee takes care of school events such as First Day Coffee, Honor Roll Breakfasts, Career Day Lunch and Student Socials. Volunteers help with the set-up and clean-up of events and provide free snacks during Student Socials.
Membership (all year) –Volunteer(s) needed to input records into the WSPTA membership site and maintain an up-to-date list of current members for use at meetings and events. Volunteer(s) will need to send occasional email blasts to members only.
Nominating Committee (spring) – After the first of the year this committee is responsible for finding new members for the executive board for the following school year.
Scholastic Book Fairs (fall or winter, spring) – We have a lot of readers at our school and the Book Fair is a great way to lend some of your time. We have two fairs, one in the Fall or winter, and one in the Spring (April). Volunteers are needed to help with the setup, break down and helping students find books during the fair.
Spirit Wear (fall, possible winter, spring) – What better way to show your school spirit than with a T-shirt. Volunteers needed to organize and distribute orders and work with Sports Administrator for team T-shirts.
Social Media (Facebook) (all year) – Volunteers are needed to post events, needs and news.
Teacher & Staff Appreciation (monthly, all year) – Our teachers and staff are the best anywhere! It is so important that we tell them as often a possible how much we appreciate what they do for our kids. There are several staff appreciation events throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to donate and coordinate food and/or gift procurement for events, setup, and cleanup.
Webmaster (all year) – Volunteer(s) needed to maintain our website and post events, needs and news.
Wolf Den (all year) – When Alki students are in need of food or personal hygiene supplies, the school counselors use this. Volunteers are needed to work with the school counselors, acquire donations, and fill requests.