Learn about VEPTSA membership and Volunteering

Become a member

Membership supports the Viewlands Elementary PTSA (VEPTSA). In a typical year VEPTSA supports our students and families by providing:

  • Managed enrichment programs, including scholarships
  • Spiritwear – school shirts and more!
  • Community building activities
  • Grants for teachers and grade bands that provide additional activities, programs, and supplies
  • Help fund lunch and recess supervision
  • Regular communication with families
  • Membership also includes Washington State PTA discounts at stores, lodging, and car rentals (20-30% off in some cases!)

2022-2023 Membership is open! 

Scholarships are available. All are welcome!

Still deciding on membership? Check out VEPTSA’s 2021-2022 school year impact.

Current 2022-2023 Member Households

Congratulations Orcas!

Viewlands Elementary PTSA received WSPTA’s award for achieving 2 years of continuous growth.

Keep up the great work, it really does make a difference!

Volunteer at Viewlands

You can make a significant impact through volunteering! Whatever your desired level of involvement, there is a place for you at Viewlands. VEPTSA sponsored programs and events need your contributions to be successful. Take a look through our information here to see what’s available and what to do to get started.

We will share about ways to volunteer with our community—watch for updates through our email newsletter and facebook posts!


Volunteer with teachers & students

In order to volunteer in person at Viewlands school, you must complete the Seattle Public Schools online volunteer application process. This can take 1-2 weeks to process for new volunteers so plan ahead. Volunteers need to be category A volunteers. We don’t typically need category B volunteers at this time. If you are a returning volunteer, you may need to renew your registration under your volunteer profile. You have to renew your application every 2 years.

Learn more > Become an approved SPS volunteer

Already SPS approved? Or have questions? Contact our volunteer coordinator to get connected!

Current VEPTSA volunteer needs

VEPTSA has several ways to get involved as a volunteer. We need small scale leaders to help with classroom connections and VEPTSA committee chairs. There are also leadership roles on our board, or with the local, council, state, and national PTA. Whatever your desired involvement is, we would love to connect with you!

Here are the open roles in our community:

Family Ambassador

This role helps connect parents and students in a classroom. This role often helps create an opt-in shareable contact list for the classroom, and helps coordinate playdates throughout the year.

We still need family ambassadors for:

  • Mr. Thorpe’s 5th grade class

Learn more > Family Ambassador Job Description

Email us if you are interested in becoming a Family Ambassador for your student’s classroom!

FACE Chair

FACE stands for “Family and Community Engagement” issues. This role collaborates with other VEPTSA board members to foster connections and build community at Viewlands with our Family Ambassadors.

Email us if you are interested in the FACE Chair role!

Advocacy Chair (Jr.)

Serves as the link between PTA Policy Priorities at the national and state levels, and the concerns of our local members.

Email us if you are interested in the Advocacy Chair (Jr.) role!

Events team

Do you have a passion for planning events? Our events team is always seeking new team members!

Email us if you are interested in the Advocacy Chair (Jr.) role!

Fundraising team

Do you have a passion for fundraising? We are always seeking new team members, especially for planning the annual Spring Auction!

Email us if you are interested in the joining the fundraising team!

Finance Committee

Several volunteers needed to review our finances, and conduct a closing audit in June 2023.

Email us if you are interested in participating in the Finance Committee!


Volunteer Coordinator (Jr.)

VEPTSA is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator (Jr.) to help our team. The role will be learning all the details about coordinating volunteers for the school. 

Email us if you would like to help in this important role!

Email Newsletter Editor - Communications

VEPTSA is looking for an email newsletter editor for our Communications team. The Orca Waves newsletter sends ~1x per month during the school year. 

Email us if you would like to help in this important role!

Membership Chair

VEPTSA is looking for a Membership Chair! Prepare membership materials and coordinate a membership drive for the beginning of the school year. Collect and process membership forms through the MemberPlanet database. Help promote membership throughout the year.

Email us if you would like to help in this important role!

Spiritwear Coordinator

VEPTSA is looking for a Spiritwear Coordinator! Helps organize and coordinates Spiritwear for Viewlands Elementary. Responsibilities include communicating with the vendor, works with Communications team with marketing Spiritwear, organizing and distributing Spiritwear to students, manages sales and reports results to VEPTSA Board.

Email us if you would like to help in this important role!

Yearbook Coordinator

VEPTSA is looking for a Yearbook Coordinator! Works with O’Connor Photography to help create a yearbook. Responsibilities include communicating with O’Conner and Viewlands to meet deadlines, organizing photos received from teachers, parents, and students in the yearbook, and helping with yearbook cover contest.

Email us if you would like to help in this important role!

Email us to find out how you can help with VEPTSA! 

Viewlands Elementary School

10525 3rd Ave NW

Seattle, WA 98177


Temporary address during construction

520 NE Ravenna Blvd

Seattle, WA 98115


Main Office Phone: 206-252-4400 

Viewlands Elementary School website

Viewlands Elementary PTSA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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