Volunteering at Madrona Elementary

The Madrona PTSA believes we are a stronger school community when we all work together to support our students, staff, and each other.  We value the diverse skill-sets and life experiences that our parents, families, and community members bring to our school, and we strive to make volunteering accessible to all who have time and talents to share.  Our goal is to make sure that every Madrona community member knows how to get involved and feels welcome to do so, as much or as little as they want to and are able.

How to get started …

Check out our online Signups Page for up-to-date opportunities. Upcoming volunteer orientations are on the dates below:

Dates & Times:
Wednesday, 9/11 | 11:45am-1pm

Friday, 9/13 | 8-9:15am

Tuesday, 9/17 | 8-9:15am

Thursday, 9/19 | 1-2:15pm

Monday, 9/23 | 5-6:15pm

Wednesday, 9/25 | 8-9:15am

Link to signup:

Visit the Seattle Public schools Website to complete your online volunteEr application if you plan to volunteer with students during the school day.

  • This Process includes:

    • A one-time 17-minute online class called “Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention” (ASMP)

    • A one-time requirement to upload your picture ID

    • A bi-annual Background Check and

    • An annual Field Trip Chaperone Form.

Note: Families who do not have a computer or Internet access may complete the online application and ASMP class in the school library. Email volunteer@madronaptsa.org or call the school at 206.252.3100 for assistance.

General Volunteer News …

Become an Official Madrona Volunteer

If you hope to volunteer with students at Madrona this year (classroom, field trips, etc.) but have not yet had a chance to complete this year's application, please visit: seattleschools.org/volunteer to get started.  If you do not have access to a computer or internet access, there are computers available in the School Library.  If you need further assistance, please email volunteer@madronaptsa.org or call the school at 206.252.3100.

Volunteer Orientations

Orientations are a great way to learn more about Madrona and some of the systems our teachers and staff use to help our students learn and grow.  If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please email us at: volunteer@madronaptsa.org.

If you would like to volunteer at Madrona during the school day -- either as a classroom helper, a Room Parent, or as a field trip chaperone -- and you have not previously attended one of our on-site volunteer trainings -- please sign up to attend a Volunteer Orientation today.

All prospective school volunteers must also complete the SPS Online Volunteer Application and Background Check (https://seattlepublicschools.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=34177) every two years and the Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention course (https://epd.seattleschools.org/volunteerasm/index.html#/) one time .

Please note: if you do not have a computer or internet access, the application, background check, and ASMP course can be completed at school during your orientation.

Dates & Times:
Wednesday, 9/11 | 11:45am-1pm

Friday, 9/13 | 8-9:15am

Tuesday, 9/17 | 8-9:15am

Thursday, 9/19 | 1-2:15pm

Monday, 9/23 | 5-6:15pm

Wednesday, 9/25 | 8-9:15am

Link to signup:

Room Parent Program

All families are welcome to volunteer at Madrona Elementary. Whether you have a lot of time to give: chaperone a field trip! Or a little: make copies at school, cut shapes at home! You are encouraged to support your child’s classroom.  Look for emails from your class’s Room Parent with volunteer opportunities, or reach out to your child’s teacher with what interests you!

Calling all chaperones!

Madrona students love going on field trips, and families are encouraged to participate if they can! Your child's Room Parent will be in touch when field trip opportunities arise.  Before volunteering as a field trip chaperone, please review and sign the following document (in addition to the standard volunteer application/Background Check)"Guidelines for Volunteer Chaperones" and “Field Trip Chaperone Form.”

More ways to be involved …

  • Lead an after-school program

  • Pop Popcorn at a Popcorn Friday (1st Friday of each Month)

  • Become a PTSA Co-Chair or join a PTSA Committee

  • Help our art teacher hang up artwork in the hallways

  • Join the Community Outreach Committee and help plan our community-building events:

    • Multicultural Night

    • MLK Day March

    • Madrona High Five & Black History Month Assembly

    • Fish Fry

    • School Tours for Prospective Families

  • Join the Fundraising Team, and help plan these fundraising activities:

    • Jogathon

    • Annual Ask

    • Mayfair Hotdog Stand

    • Grant-writing

  • Join the Academic Enrichment Committee to help plan these events:

    • Hour of Code

    • Science Fair

    • Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)

  • Join the Arts Committee and help plan the annual spring musical and other fun arts activities throughout the year

  • Come to a Garden Work Party

  • Become a Reading Partner

  • Work on administrative projects (cutting out shapes, stapling, folding, etc.) from home

  • Become a Lunch or Recess Monitor

  • Bring food for a Staff Appreciation Potluck (3rd Wednesday of each Month)

  • Organize uniform donations in the Family Resource Center

  • Chaperone a Field Trip

  • Volunteer in your child’s classroom

  • Sign up to be a Room Parent to support your child’s classroom teacher

  • There is so much work to do — tell us how you would like to help!