Welcome to Puyallup School District
Volunteer Application
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Thank you for applying to volunteer. Your time is appreciated. After you submit your information, the volunteer coordinator will be in contact. Please allow a reasonable time for processing. If you have any questions, our contact info is at the bottom of this page.

This application contains four very short sections. Please complete all four, they really are short and will just take a few minutes. This information will help us link you to the best opportunities at the best locations for you, especially if you have children in the district.

The items with asterisks are required and must be completed to submit this form. When you have finished the last section, the SUBMIT APPLICATION button will appear.

1 - Tell us about yourself

First Name*First name required
Middle Name
Last Name*Last name required
Email Address*
Phone 10 Digits Required
Work Phone 10 Digits Required
Cell Phone 10 Digits Required
Skills, Hobbies, Comments, Questions?
previous zip codes
Legal First Name*Required
Legal Middle Name
Legal Last Name*Required
Birth Date*Required
How long have you lived in Washington?*Required
Drivers License Number*Required
License Issuing State*Required
List all Last Names you have ever used including your Birth NameRequired if different than current name

Volunteer CategoryRequired
APPLICANT DISCLOSURE - pursuant to RCW 43.43.830     NOTE: Any falsification or deliberate misrepresentation, including omission of a material fact, and/or failure to notify PSD if disclosure information provided changes, can be grounds for denial of volunteer placement or continued volunteer service.
Have you ever been convicted of a crime relating to DUI or drugs?*
Have you ever been convicted of ANY crime? (Convicted includes ALL instances in which a finding of guilty, a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, an Alford plea, or stipulation to the facts is the basis of conviction and/or all proceedings in which prosecution has been deferred or a sentence has been suspended or deferred.)*
Have you ever been convicted of a crime relating to abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, exploitation or physical abuse?*
Have you ever been convicted of a crime relating to financial exploitation, including extortion, theft, robbery or forgery?*
Do you currently have any outstanding criminal charges or warrants against you in WA or in any other state or country?*
Have you ever been convicted of domestic violence or assault?*
Have you ever had findings made against you for domestic violence, abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exploitation or financial exploitation of a child or a vulnerable adult in any civil adjudicative proceeding? (A civil adjudicative proceeding includes a judicial or administrative proceeding as well as findings by the Department of Social and Health Services or the Department of Health that you have not administratively challenged or appealed.)*
Please provide an explanation of the criminal charge checked above*Required

IMPORTANT: We’re excited to welcome our volunteers back into schools while abiding by the latest state requirements. Washington State law requires that volunteers are to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 or obtain a medical or religious exemption. Employees, contractors and substitutes are also included in this requirement.

Effective for the 2021-22 school year, volunteers working onsite at a district facility for periods of 15 minutes or more are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or obtain a religious or medical exemption. This requirement does not apply to volunteers who are onsite for shorter periods of 15 minutes or less.

Approved volunteers can email a copy of their vaccination card to the school at which they are approved or apply for a medical or religious exemption. Approved volunteers can begin service as soon as proof of vaccination is received or medical/religious exemption is approved.


Full Legal Name (Electronic Signature)*Required
The check boxes to accept these terms are at end this section. Both must be checked to continue.
Puyallup School District Volunteer Code of Conduct

Communication: You are a role model. Your conversations with students and staff should demonstrate respect for others and avoid language that may be perceived as discriminatory, profane, sexist, or offensive. No student or staff person should ever be treated differently, spoken to disrespectfully or denied services on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation-including gender expression or identity, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability. In addition, school personnel or volunteers cannot encourage or promote religious beliefs by class activities, comments or invitations to their place of worship.

Appropriate physical contact: Handshakes, high-fives, an arm around the shoulder or side hug are the only safe and friendly ways to touch a child when you are volunteering. Front hugs should be avoided. Regardless of age, students should never sit on your lap. If a child ever inappropriately touches you, please inform a staff member right away.

Reporting abuse: Physical or sexual abuse or child endangerment is a crime. If a student reveals information relating to a possible abuse, neglect, or harassment situation let the student know that you care and are there to listen but that you are required to pass this information on to a teacher, counselor, or principal who can offer them help. Please report this to a staff member immediately, be assured they will follow up on the information.

Confidentiality: Students in the Puyallup School District have the right to expect that information about them will be kept confidential by all volunteers. Additionally, the U.S. Congress has addressed the privacy-related concerns of educators, parents, and students by enacting the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (known more commonly as “FERPA”). You must refer all questions to the school employees so authorized and indicated to you, typically the student’s teacher or principal. Before you speak, always remember that violating student’s confidentiality isn’t just impolite, it’s against the law.

Puyallup School District Policies and Regulations

Volunteering with our students is a privilege. As a PSD volunteer, you are expected to adhere to all District policies, particularly those listed below, which are located on our district website at www.Puyallup.k12.wa.us. They can also be found in our Volunteer Handbook, also on the website. Please read this handbook before your first volunteer experience. Volunteers may be removed from service at any time at an administrator’s discretion.

  • Field Trips, Excursions and Athletic Events (Policies 2320, 2320R and 2320F)
  • Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (Policy 3207)
  • Student Conduct Expectations and Reasonable Sanctions (Policies 3240, 3240F)
  • Prohibition of Corporal Punishment (Policy 3244)
  • Accommodating Students With Diabetes (Policy 3415)
  • Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prevention (Policies 3421F, 3421R)
  • Parent and Community Involvement (Policy 4130)
  • Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises (Policy 4210)
  • Use of Tobacco on School Property (Policy 4215)
  • Employment: Disclosures, Certification, Assurances and Approval (Policies 5005, 5005R)
  • Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action (Policy 5010)
  • Drug-Free Schools, Community, and Workplace (Policy 5201)
  • Maintaining Employee/Student Boundaries (Policies 5272, 5272R)
  • Volunteers (Policies 5630, 5630R)
  • Harassment – Racial and Other Forms (Policy 6590)

2 - Do you have students in the district?

Do you have a student in the district?*

When you tell us who your students are it allows us to help you get involved with their specific classrooms and activities.
First Name Required
Last Name Required
Select School Required
Grade* Required
Classroom if known

Click on Next Step to select the schools of interest to you.

3 - Confirm your school selection

Please select at least one school.

4 - What are you interested in?

No schools have been selected yet. Please select a school in the section above.
Tell us which activities you are interested in. Each school you selected above will have its own activities list below. Please take the time to click on each list and select the activities you find interesting.

Thank you very much for your application. Volunteers are very important and are very much appreciated here at Puyallup School District.

We will be in touch as soon as possible and look forward to welcoming you as a volunteer.

If you have any questions, please contact us by phone - 253.841.8796,
or email us - volunteers@puyallup.k12.wa.us

is specifically organized into classrooms. Please select a classroom.
For volunteering questions, please contact
volunteers@puyallup.k12.wa.us - 253.841.8796.
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