Volunteer at McDonald
Oportunidades para voluntarios

We need you!
McDonald staff, students, and teachers appreciate the important contributions volunteers make to our school. We welcome all interested parents, grandparents, friends & neighbors - YOU - to volunteer! In order to work in positions with children, including field trip chaperones, everyone must complete the annual volunteer screening (see details at bottom of page). Once approved, you may volunteer for the year.

¡te necesitamos!
Trabajar como voluntario en McDonald Int'l... Nos encanta tener padres voluntarios en nuestros salones de clase y chaperones para las excursiones. Todos los voluntarios deberán llenar una verificación de antecedentes  con anticipación para poder hacer su trabajo voluntario en la escuela o en actividades de la escuela (ver detalles al final de la página). Una vez aprobado, puede ser voluntario para el año.



Volunteer Coordinators, Sara Downing

Questions? ¿Tienes preguntas? 質問がありますか?Email us.

Volunteer Opportunities

McDonald has many ongoing, short-term, and one-time volunteer opportunities. Check back often.

PTA News Team – Newsletter | Publish the weekly newsletter to inform the community of school news, events and volunteer opportunities. Newsletter articles are provided to you with your role being to assemble the newsletter using a provided template. There are two other volunteers for this role so your responsibility would be every third week | Email Michael Strazzara if interested.

PTA News Team  Sign-boards | Two volunteers needed to update the outdoor sign-boards to share events & information with our community. With two volunteers, this role will be split so the two volunteers will alternate weeks | Email Michael Strazzara if interested.

Lunchtime Green Team Helpers | Sign-up here | Duties include:  scraping out recyclable containers, picking waste out of the wrong bins, supervise the collecting & labeling used trays to become sorting trays, keeping waste stations tidy. Please consider working weekly or bi-weekly shifts – any day of the week! Training is available, just let us know when your first shift will be. Weekday shifts are 30 min.* Depending on your shift you may just be supervising the student volunteers or actually implementing the listed tasks. *Don't have a half-hour to spare? Come for just 15 MINUTES ANY DAY at 10:40-10:55 (Grades 1st) or 12:25-12:40 (Kinder). | Contact Tarah Helliwell for questions.

Assistant Coaches for boys ‘Let Me Run’ program | Are you enthusiastic about running and helping boys build social connections and break the Boy Code? Ms. Fleck is the site coordinator for McDonald International’s Let Me Run club for boys in grades 4 and 5. We could really use three to four more assistant coaches to help with management and/or running with the boys. Practices start the week of Sept. 30, and will be Monday & Thursday 2:35-3:50 p.m. A valuable and inspiring (but not mandatory) training is Sept 14, 9:00-12:30 p.m. in Ballard. The culmination of this seven-week program is the Nov. 17 Green Lake Gobble 5K. If you have question or some interest, reach Ms.Fleck . For more information an this national program, including registration for the Sept 14 training, go to www.letmerun.org.

Ad Hoc Team | Sign up here | We will email the Ad Hoc Team when we need help with one-time, short-notice, or special projects that can be completed off-site. Or, review our list of projects coming soon.

Coffee Hour | Email to sign up | Help with setup, cleanup, or snacks | Coffee Hour Lead John Stickel.

Library | Shelve, cover, label, or check out books to students | Email librarian Susan Finnegan

Office Assistant | Conduct miscellaneous tasks to support the main office | Email to sign up

ELL Volunteer Request - ongoing | Jim Grunewald, English Language Learners (ELL) teacher, would like to find parents that can assist with materials preparation this year. Ideally, this steady volunteer could assist Jim for the duration of the school year. | Interested or have questions about the commitment? Please email jagrunewald@seattleschools.org.

Art Studio Helpers - ongoing | Ms. Amanda is looking for weekly or monthly volunteers to come help out in the art studio. Having regular, routine volunteers would be wonderfully beneficial to art room planning and prep. Duties may include: Taking photos for Artsonia portfolios (Super easy! Ms. Amanda can train you in 5 minutes or less!), paper cutting, sketchbook assemblage, materials prep, paintbrush washing, matting artwork. Email asrengli@seattleschools.org to arrange a day/time to join your child’s art class or to lend a hand at your convenience.

Volunteer Screening Process

This year, Seattle Public Schools has an online volunteer application. Prospective volunteers can fill out the application and see what kinds of volunteer opportunities are available. Translations are also available.

McDonald International school is asking every parent/guardian, even if they do not anticipate volunteering this year, to complete the application by October 30, 2018 to avoid adding additional work load to school staff during the busy school year.