Welcome, Volunteers!

Our Willard volunteers are amazing, and help with everything from daily routines to special activities. We need your help to make Willard an even better place to learn!

Did you know that parental involvement in a child’s education is an important factor in raising student self-esteem and academic achievement? Experts say parental involvement should go beyond attendance at teacher conferences, open houses, and school activities. We realize that each of our families here at Willard is unique – with its own priorities, needs, talents, and time constraints. We want to provide as many different types of volunteer opportunities. 

Volunteer Help

We welcome you any day of the week, if you have already been cleared through District 81. We have a great little area set-up for teachers to drop of projects they need help with. That area is always full of stuff to be done! There is always something for you to do! If you have a whole day or only an hour of time to donate, we would love to see you here. If you are unsure of how to get started contact me and set-up a time for a quick 15 min orientation on the in's and out's of volunteering at Willard. It is easier than you think and fun. The kids and staff would love to see you here!!!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

lunch time
homework help
read with a student
prepare materials
organize supplies
family events
PTG events
offer hospitality
assist in computer lab
share a talent, interest or hobby
monitor or coach sports
field trips
bulletin boards
classroom help
aid in hearing and vision screening
translate notices, letters and forms into another language
donate books, art materials, musical instruments, school supplies
All volunteers are required to register with the Spokane Public Schools Volunteer Program prior to beginning service. The application permits a thorough criminal history review through the Washington State Patrol. Once the application is approved, the volunteer can join the Willard volunteer team. This process is important, not only for the security of our students, but for our volunteers as well. If you volunteer at Willard, and suffer an injury during your volunteer time, your registration process allows coverage of these claims. For more information about volunteering with the District, please click here.
 Are you interested in volunteering at Willard? 

 Please fill out the Volunteer Registration Form below, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Teri Bell,
at (509) 354-4443.
To become a volunteer, you will need to download the Volunteer Packet, which contains application materials and a description of District Volunteer Programs. You may either bring these to Willard, or mail them to:
Spokane Public Schools Volunteer Program 
200 N. Bernard
Spokane, WA 99201
General volunteer information from swcontent.spokaneschools.org 
Download Volunteer Forms Download Volunteer Forms

Please fill out the following form, selecting where, when, and how you'd like to volunteer here at Willard. If you have a special skill or talent you'd like to share, please let us know! When you have finished, please hit "submit", and our volunteer coordinator will receive this information.

By returning this information, you are not obligated to volunteer; your information will be added to our database, and you will be invited to participate in opportunities as they arise. Additionally, if you are contacted about volunteering here at Willard, we will require additional paperwork to be filled out by all volunteers. Thank you so much for your participation, and for your continued support of Willard.


Your information will be sent directly to the Volunteer Coordinator at Willard Elementary School, and will not be used for any other purpose than described in this survey. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Chandler at (509) 354-4461, or willvc@spokaneschools.org

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