Learn about Volunteering at Viewlands!

Volunteer at Viewlands

Make a significant impact by volunteering at Viewlands! Whether you want to get fully involved or just contribute in your own way, we have a place for you. Our VEPTSA sponsored programs and events rely on the support of volunteers like you to be successful. Explore the information here to discover the exciting opportunities available and how to get started. Stay connected with our community by subscribing to our email newsletter and following our Facebook posts for updates on volunteering opportunities!

Volunteer with Viewlands 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. 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.

Already SPS approved? Or have questions? Contact our team 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 open roles for the 2023-2024 school year:

Jr Co-President

VEPTSA is looking for a Jr Co-President! The president helps lead the executive board, committees and appointed roles, assisting the team in meeting PTSA requirements and following a general timeline. The president presides over the board and general membership meetings, creates meeting agendas with the secretary, and meets monthly with Carrie Wheeler (Viewlands principal). This position is great for someone who likes to build connections, delegate work, and keep everyone on task following a general timeline.

This executive role is a 2-year term. As a Jr Co-President the role is more about learning and supporting with the other Co-President.

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

FACE Team - Family Ambassadors

Family Ambassadors provide an important connection between the school administration, VEPTSA and classroom families, helping spread the word about volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, coordinate community playdates and more. The typical time commitment is approximately 2 hours per month. Each classroom can have 1-2 ambassadors.

If you are interested, please email VEPTSA Co-VP and FACE Chair Jeanine Takala.

There will be a kickoff meeting in mid-September for the 2023-24 school year.

Enrichment team

VEPTSA is looking for additional Enrichment Team support! The Enrichment Team needs volunteers to help with chaperoning after-school classes and helping with other administrative tasks.

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

Events team

The Events team is responsible for planning and organizing events to help build and strengthen connections across the Viewlands community. These types of events typically do not have a fundraising component and should allow the participation of the entire community at no cost. Responsibilities include establishing an events calendar at the beginning of the year for 3-4 events, working with the communications team to create content to promote events, and coordinating with volunteers and other VEPTSA members as needed.

Estimated commitment is 1-2 hours per week, or 4-8 hours per month.

Events in the past have included: Annual Carkeek Salmon Walk (November), Snow Playdates (December-January), Staff Appreciation, Orca Cup soccer (new in 2023!), Family Dance, Movie Nights, and more!

Email us if you are interested in the Events team role!

Fundraising team

In close collaboration with VEPSTA leadership, members of the fundraising team focus on raising money for VEPTSA’s activities and programs through organizing major fundraising events, such as our Give Big campaign and the Spring Auction, and recurring events, such as at Mod Pizza, Brewery Pint Nights, or Nutty Squirrel Gelato. We aim to seek new ways to raise funds and increase capacity for programming and events for Viewlands students while creating opportunities for fun and community at our school.

Estimated commitment is 1 hour per week, or 5 hours per month, with more hours during key event periods.

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

Communications - Email, Website, and Social

VEPTSA is looking for Communications team help!

  • Email communications – We need a volunteer to help with our email communications, including our monthly newsletter editor (Orca Waves), and additional emails as needed.
  • Website editor – We need a volunteer to help with regular weekly updates to our website. This will include homepage and events page updates mostly, and other page updates as needed. Landing pages will be needed for special projects (spiritwear, yearbook, auction, or Give Big fundraising).
  • Social communications – We need a volunteer to to help 2-3 social posts a week, working with other PTSA board members to share about events, volunteer opportunities, and other important information.

If you have experience in one of these or want to start learning, let us know!

Email us for more information

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 staff to meet deadlines, helping with the annual yearbook cover contest by working with the Communications team and Viewlands to market it, and helping prepare for and manage yearbook sales.

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

Financial Review Committee

The Financial Review Committee will conduct an annual Financial Review of VEPTSA in June 2024. This is a requirement of the PTSA’s insurance, and is a helpful tool meant to assist the Treasurer and the rest of the VEPTSA Board in best practices. During a Financial Review, VEPTSA policies and procedures are being reviewed, and the committee’s feedback is important in providing insight.
There is a Financial Review Checklist found on the WSPTA website that will be used to help conduct the financial review. A committee report will be reviewed at a Board meeting prior to the end of the year.

Email us if you are interested in participating in the Financial Review Committee!


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

Viewlands Elementary PTSA (VEPTSA)
PTSA unit ID number 6.15.340.


Viewlands Elementary School

10525 3rd Ave NW

Seattle, WA 98177


Main School Office Phone: 206-252-4400

Viewlands Elementary School website

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

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