How To Volunteer

Catharine Blaine K-8 PTA is a fantastic way to get involved with our school and our community. Whether you can commit to a regular weekly schedule or are just available every now and then, there are many ways to get involved. Fill out the form below to get started!

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Please mark your areas of interest and if needed, specify the grade levels with which you would most like to work: *
School-Wide Support
Ongoing or One-Time At Home Opportunities
One Time Opportunities – Spring
One-Time Opportunities – Fall
Classroom Support
Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4 -8)
On-Call Volunteer
If you are not sure right now how you can help, but would like to be involved in the future, your name can go on our "On-Call" Volunteer list. If we find we're short-handed for an activity or an event, we'll go to our On-Call list and check with you to see if you can help with an activity or an event.

For the safety and security of our students and our school community, the Seattle Public Schools require that a screening check be completed before you can volunteer at school. Even if you don’t plan on being a regular volunteer, please follow the SPS Volunteering requirements listed here:

Please note the following expectations when volunteering at Blaine:

  • Chaperone Drivers must have Proof of Auto Insurance on prior to driving on a field trip.

  • All Volunteer and Visitors must sign-in and use an ID Sticker while on campus during school hours (8:55 am to 3:25 pm)

  • Please read and abide by the Volunteer Guidelines (below).

Volunteer Guidelines

Please observe these guidelines when volunteering. Thank you!

  • Sign IN and OUT in the main office every time you volunteer.

  • Wear your Volunteer ID Sticker while at school.

  • Volunteer for the WHOLE CLASSROOM, not just your child.

  • Try to be QUIET and unobtrusive in the classroom. Focus on your task and limit talking with other adults (it’s distracting to the class).

  • Academic instruction must be left to certificated classroom personnel (district regulations). Volunteers provide GENERAL HELP AND SUPPORT.

  • Respect CONFIDENTIALITY. Protect and respect information you see or hear, especially pertaining to a student’s work, behavior, or background.

  • Be courteous, exhibit good behavior, and otherwise PROVIDE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL for our students.

  • Keep CELL PHONES OFF or on vibrate. If you need to take a call, please do so outside of the classroom.

  • While in the hall, SPEAK SOFTLY and stay clear of doorways. Voices carry into the classrooms and are distracting to students and teachers.

  • CONSULT THE TEACHER before bringing younger siblings or other children into the classroom with you when you volunteer.

  • Some teachers do not use volunteers in the classroom, but appreciate help OUTSIDE OF CLASS. Check with each teacher about his/her needs..

Questions? Feel free to email our PTA Volunteer Coordinator at