Are You Interested in Volunteering?
Puyallup School District (PSD) welcomes more than 10,000 parents and
community members into our schools each year to volunteer with students
and staff. Volunteers make a major difference in the lives of our
students by offering their time, energy and support towards achieving
our goal of academic success for each child.
district recognizes the valuable contribution made to the total school
program through the volunteer assistance of parents and citizens.
Volunteers are parents, community members, employees volunteering in a
location other than their work location, students volunteering in a
school other than the school they attend, and coaches or advisors in
unpaid assignments. We can't do it without you!
Before working with students, each volunteer must:
The Puyallup School District is required by law to perform background checks on all volunteer applicants. All information will be kept in strict confidence.
You will be contacted when your application is approved. You will then
be ready to contact your chosen school for opportunities. The staff can
help you become familiar with their specific procedures and will also
be able to match you with the classroom, teacher and/or project that
best meets your desire in helping in the school.
Volunteer coaches must obtain fingerprint clearance, as well as complete additional paperwork and training, before approval. If you're interested in volunteer coaching in the PSD athletics program, complete the Volunteer Coaching Application (Form 5631F2) and submit it to the athletics department at Sparks Stadium (601 - 7th Avenue SW, Puyallup, 98371), or call 253-841-8785 for more information.
Thank you so much for your interest in serving in our schools. If you have questions, you can contact our volunteer specialist via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 253-841-8796.
District Policies and Regulations
As a PSD volunteer, you are expected to adhere to all District policies, particularly those listed below:
- Field Trips, Excursions and Athletic Events (Policy 2320, Regulation 2320R and 2320F): "The Board recognizes that field trips or
excursions, when used as an opportunity for teaching and learning
integral to the curriculum..."
- Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (Policy 3207): “The District is committed to a safe and
civil educational environment for all students free from harassment,
intimidation or bullying…”
- Student Conduct Expectations and Reasonable Sanctions (3240, 3240F):“The Puyallup School District acknowledges that conduct and behavior are closely associated with learning...”
- Prohibition of Corporal Punishment (3244): “Corporal punishment is any act which
willfully inflicts or willfully causes the infliction of physical pain
on a student, and is not permitted…”
- Accomodating Students With Diabetes (3415): “Under the direction of the executive
director of special services, the health service supervisor and school
nurses are appointed to:…”
- Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prevention (Policy 3421F, Regulation 3421R): “Child abuse, neglect and exploitation are
violations of children's human rights and an obstacle to their
- Parent and Community Involvement (Policy 4130): “The Board recognizes that parent
involvement significantly contributes to the achievement of academic
standards by students participating in district programs. The Board
views the education of students as a cooperative effort among school,
parents and community…”
- Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises (Policy 4210): “It is a violation of District policy and
state law for any person to carry a firearm or dangerous weapon on
school premises, school-provided transportation or areas of other
facilities being used exclusively for school activities… ‘
- Use of Tobacco on School Property (Policy 4215): “The Board of Directors recognizes that to
protect students from exposure to the addictive substance of nicotine,
employees and officers of the School District, and all members of the
community, have an obligation as role models to refrain from tobacco use
on school property…”
- Employment: Disclosures, Certification Requirements, Assurances and Approval (Policy 5005, Regulation 5005R): “…Prior to employment of any unsupervised
employee or volunteer, the District shall require the applicant to
disclose whether he/she has been convicted of any crime against
- Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action (Policy 5010): “The District shall provide equal
employment opportunity and treatment for all applicants and employees in
recruitment, hiring, retention, assignment, transfer, promotion and
- Drug-Free Schools, Community, and Workplace (Policy 5201): “The Board has an obligation to staff,
students and citizens to take reasonable steps to assure safety in the
workplace and to provide safety and high quality performance for the
students that the staff serves…”
- Maintaining Employee/Student Boundaries (Policy 5272 and Regulation 5272R): “The purpose of this Policy is to provide
all employees, students, volunteers and community members with
information to increase their awareness of their role in protecting
children from inappropriate conduct by adults…”
- Volunteers (Policy 5630 and Regulation 5630R): “The District recognizes the valuable
contribution made to the total school program through the volunteer
assistance of parents and other citizens…”
- Harassment – Racial and Other Forms (Policy 6590): “The Puyallup School District shall
provide a working and educational environment for students and employees
that is free from any form of harassment…”