We are building a diverse, inclusive, and culturally competent volunteer program to best serve our students. We encourage people of different cultural, ethnic, educational and national backgrounds to apply to volunteer at Genesee Hill.
Your time, talents and resources are needed and appreciated. Here are some upcoming opportunities to volunteer at Genesee Hill:
- Room Parents – An all year commitment.
- Administrative Assistance -Front Desk needs help processing papers. Sept. 18-28
- Health Screenings with Sue Heffernan – dates coming later this Fall. Click on the list to be notified when time slots are determined.
- Lunchroom Monitor: 11:00AM to 12:15PM (choose one or more days, now through Dec.)
- Before School Recess: 7:30-7:50 – We are asking 1st Grade Families to provide early Recess support now through Nov. 2nd.
- Volunteer of the Day Daily 11am to noon. This is a backup role for recess and lunchroom. We are asking 1st Grade Families to provide Volunteer of the Day now through Nov. 2nd. To learn about the role GO HERE
Additional Details and FAQ’s
Before you apply, have the following information available
- Emergency contact name and phone number.
- Two references, including one personal or family reference.
- Government issued ID (upload a digital copy or present it to school office staff).
- Proof of completing the Adult Sexual Misconduct (ASM) Prevention training (certificate or email confirmation).
Please complete the online application as thoroughly as you can so we can approve your participation in your desired volunteer roles quickly, keep you updated about new volunteer opportunities, and serve our students as best as we can.
New(ish) to Washington State?
If you have not lived in Washington State for the past three years you will need to also complete the national background check (see link for more information). You can expedite your volunteer approval process by ordering your background check now – it usually takes 1-2 business days before the background check report is available.
Field trip chaperones and volunteer drivers
If you are applying to volunteer as a field trip chaperone or a driver, you will need to provide additional information on separate forms. They are also available online.
As you complete your application, please keep in mind SPS serves 53,000 vulnerable children and youth – we are committed to carefully screening volunteer candidates to ensure student safety as required by law, SPS policies, and the Washington Schools Risk Insurance Pool. The new application contains:
- 13 required questions (they are the same as last year).
- Five questions related to criminal records in addition to your background check consent.
- Four sections describing laws and policies SPS volunteers must be able to uphold.
- 12 optional questions that will help us create more culturally relevant volunteer services for our students and provide you with better customer service.
Submit your complete application at least 2 weeks before expected volunteer service start date. Your background must be cleared and application approved before this date.
I do not have access to the Internet, how can I apply to volunteer?
Families without Internet access at home can visit the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence where two computer stations are available to apply for employment and volunteer opportunities with SPS. They are located between Enrollment and Security offices. For locations of public libraries and community centers offering access to computers and the Internet for free visit this City of Seattle website. If your child attends the school where you wish to volunteer, check in with the school office about computer availability. If the school computer lab is not used by students, schools can offer SPS families access to computers for the purpose of completing volunteer applications.
How is volunteer information protected?
SPS and VolunteerLocal signed a memorandum of agreement for collecting, maintaining, and storing volunteer data to ensure volunteer information is rigorously protected and meets or exceeds accepted industry practices, including specifically the International Organization for Standardization’s standards ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (Information Security Management Systems- Requirements), ISO-IEC 27002:2005 (Code of Practice for International Security Management). You can review VolunteerLocal Terms of Service here
I submitted the application – what happens next?
Applications are processed by individual schools in accordance with SPS-wide procedures. Principals assign one staff member in charge of volunteer screening and keeping volunteer information safe and secure. If you do not hear from your school within two weeks of applying, please contact the school office to learn how they notify applicants about being approved.
|COMPANY||PROGRAM||MINIMUM HOURS||MATCH AMOUNT|
|3M||3Mgives Volunteer Match||20||$250/20 hours|
|Adobe||Employee Matching Grants||10||$250/10 hours|
|Aetna||Matching Grant Programs||20||$300/20 hours|
|Alaska Airlines||Dollars for Doers Program||5||$10/hour up to $1000|
|Allstate||Helping Hands||16||$500 or $1000 depending on role|
|Apple||Apple Matching Gifts Program||$25/hour|
|Applied Materials||Dollars for Doers Program||20||$250|
|Bank of America||Volunteer Grants Program||50||$250/50 hours up to $500|
|BD Bio Sciences||Matching Gift Program||10||up to $1000|
|Boeing (and subsidiaries)||Gift Match Program||25||$250/25 hours|
|bp||Employee Matching Fund||$25 – $5000/year|
|Campbell Soup Company||40||$500/40 hours up to $1000|
|CenturyLink||Matching Time Grant Program||40||$500/40 hours up to $1000|
|Chevron||Humankind Volunteer Grant||20||$500/20 hours up $1000|
|Cigna Corp||Grants for Givers||20||$200/20 hours|
|Cisco||Cisco Matching Gifts|
|Citigroup||Volunteer Incentive Program|
|ConocoPhillips||Volunteer Grant Program||20||$500/20 hours up to $1000|
|CVS Health||Volunteer Challenge Grants||15||$500 – $5000|
|Deacon Corp.||Employee Matching & Volunteer Program||2||up to $1000|
|Dell||Volunteer Rewards Program||10||$150/10 hours per fiscal quarter|
|Disney||Disney VoluntEARS – EARS to You grant||10||up to $2000|
|Expedia||Matching Gift Program||$15/hour up to $1000|
|ExxonMobil||Volunteer Involvement Program – VIP Grant||20||$500/20 hours up to $2000|
|Gap Inc.||Volunteer Grant Program – Money for Time||15||$150/15 hours|
|General Motors||GM Dollars for Doers||50||$200/50 hours|
|Google Giving||5||$50/5 hours|
|HomeStreet Bank||Community Partner Volunteer Grant||30||$250/30 hours|
|Honeywell||Hometome Solutions Volunteer Grant||50||$500/50 hours|
|IBM||Community Grants||40||$25/hour up to $1000|
|Ingersoll Rand||Dollars for Doers Program||20||$500/20 hours; $250/each additional 20 hours|
|Intel||Intel Involved Matching Grant Program||20||$10/hour up to $10,000|
|J.P. Morgan Chase||Individual Volunteer Matching||15||$10/hour up to $1000|
|JC Penney’s||James Cash Penney Award for Community Service||15|
|Kellogg’s||Kellogg’s Cares Volunteer Program||10||$100/10 hours up to $500|
|Kimberly-Clark||Community Partners Program||30||$17/hour up go $500|
|Levi Strauss||Community Involvement Grants||10||$20/hour up to $2400|
For reference only. Subject to change Please contact your HR representative for your company’s information. BUSINESSES WITH VOLUNTEER HOUR MATCHING PROGRAMS
|COMPANY||PROGRAM||MINIMUM HOURS||MATCH AMOUNT|
|Marathon Petroleum Company||Volunteer Incentive Program – VIP Grants||24||$500/24 hours|
|Medtronic, Inc.||Bakken Invitation Community||25||eligible to apply for $20,000 Bakken Invitation Award|
|Microsoft||Employee Giving Program||$25/hour up to $15,000|
|Morgan Stanley||Volunteer Incentive Program – VIP Grants||$500 – $2000|
|Outerwall (Coinstar/Redbox)||10||$15/hour up to $600|
|Pella Corporation||Volunteer Recognition Program||25||$100/25 hours; $250/50 hours|
|Pfizer||Pfizer Foundation Volunteer Program||72||$1000/72 hours|
|Pitney Bowes||Volunteer Grants||25||$125/25 hours up to $500|
|ProLogis||Dollars For Doers|
|Prudential||Volunteer Grants Program||10||$10/hour after 10 hours up to $500|
|Puget Sound Energy||Employee Matching Program||$12.50/hour up to $500|
|RealNetworks||via RealNetworks Foundation||10||$15/hour up to $900|
|Robert Half Inc||Dollars for Doers Program||$15/hour up to $1000|
|Salesforce||Employee-Inspired Giving Program||56||$1000 Champion Grant|
|Sallie Mae||Dollars for Doers Program||40||$250/40 hours|
|SC Johnson||Dollars for Doers Program||40||$250/40 hours up to $500 max|
|Sephora||Spehora Stands Gift Matching Program||$10/hr|
|Soros Fund Management||Volunteer Grants Program||20||$1000/20 hours up to $4000|
|Southwest Airlines||Tickets for Time||40||In-kind round-trip ticket (domestic flight)|
|Starbucks||Partner Match – Time||25||$250/25 hours up to $1000|
|State Farm Insurance||Good Neighbor Grant Program||40||$500/40 hours|
|Symantec Corporation||Dollars for Doers Program||1||$15/hour up to $1000|
|Symetra Life Insurance Company||Symetra Cares Matching Program||$10/hr up to $500|
|T.Rowe Price Group||Dollars for Doers Program||25||up to $500|
|Tel Labs||Tellabs Giving Time||15||$125/15 hours up to $500|
|Teradata||Teradata Corp Volunteer||50||$250/50 hours|
|Time Warner & Subsidiaries||IMPACT||30||$500/30 hours|
|Travelers Company||Volunteer Grants||24||$500/24 hours|
|Tully’s (Keurig Green Mountain)||Dollars for Doers||25|
|UnitedHealth Group||Dollars for Doers Program||30||$500/30 hours|
|US Bank||Dollars for Doing Volunteers||$5/hour up to $200|
|Verizon||Volunteer Incentive Program||50||$750/50 hours up to $1500|
|Wal-Mart/Sams Clubs||Volunteerism Always Pays (VAP) Program||25||$250/25 hours|
|Washinton Post (Graham Holdings)||Matching Gifts||up to $2000|
|Xilinx||Community Engagement Employee Grant||10||$20/hour up to $500|
For reference only. Subject to change Please contact your HR representative for your company’s information.