Volunteer Opportunities

This page is a running list of available volunteer opportunities at Pathfinder K-8. Last updated May 8th, 2022.

Spring Community Social: The Great Return! May 21st (Saturday), 3-8pm

Three volunteer opportunities

Coordinators: We need your help before, during, and/or after the event. This free, community wide, event will take place on the Pathfinder K-8 field (near the basketball court). Please visit the Sign Up Genius here.

Calling all Artists! Find out how to donate your art to our silent auction by emailing fundraising@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

Host a Group Event in conjunction with the event: Have a skill or craft you’d like to teach or fun event you’d like to host? Remember going on a whisky tasting throughout Seattle or learning how to use your own sewing machine? Attended a delicious meal hosted by a pathfinder family in their garden? Did you make EcoArt in the Greenspace? We are trying to create more opportunities to get together with fellow Pathfinder families while raising some more funds to support our school. Please email fundraising@pathfinderk8ptsa.org to share your idea.

Field Day: June 10th (Friday). Time TBD.

The tradition is back and it’s a good thing as it’s what most students think of as the best day of the whole year! Fun events like sack races, obstacle courses, giant bubbles and anything you can help us add to the day.

**Volunteers Needed!**

Field Day helpers wanted! No time commitment is too big or small sign up here:


For more information email Brandon Smith fieldday@pathfinderk8ptsa.org (Crow/ Frog Dad)


Thank you to Joshua for putting together the Pathfinder 2022 yearbook!

If you are interested in supporting, send an email to pf2022yb@googlegroups.com. Include your full name, and phone number, and your availability/level of involvement.

While the first planning meeting likely already happened, the above email is a good point of contact for all things yearbook!

Lunch Volunteers

The sign up is updated with open slots through the first week of March. If you have a constant schedule and know you are available on certain day(s), we would encourage you to sign up now. Pathfinder K-8: Pathfinder Outdoor Lunch Volunteer Support (signupgenius.com) 

As always, we are happy to accommodate families who are interested in pulling students during lunch by opening our play field to vaccinated volunteers. Please be sure to let us know you are coming.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dani (danielle.y.wyss@gmail.com) if you have questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you in advance for stepping up to keep all the students at Pathfinder K-8 as safe as possible during lunch!

Open PTSA Board or Committee Positions

Your PTSA annually spends over 80k dollars on your children’s education and the things that make Pathfinder the school we all opted for. Do you, or someone you know, want to take a leadership role and help drive our school? The voices of the PTSA Board have a direct impact on the allocation of several funds as well as advocacy within school leadership. We are recruiting new PTSA leadership and Board Members for the 2022-2023 school year. Please click here to review the open positions and nominate yourself or someone else!

If you have any questions please contact: volunteer@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

REC (Racial Equity Committee)

If you are interested in joining us in this important work this school-year please reach out to us at equity@pathfinderk8ptsa.org.

Class Coordinators

Keep everyone in the loop by volunteering as the coordinator for your class. Email the lead class coordinator at classcoordinator@pathfinderk8ptsa.org if you can help with this crucial role.

Class needs:

  • Kestrel class (6th)
  • Raven class (6th)
  • Distinct classes

Garden Classroom

If you are interested in volunteering to help in the garden classroom, please email Karen Hogan at kdhoganli@seattleschools.org. The more adults there are, the more interesting things our kiddos get to do in the garden. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Earth Project, the PTSA group that supports and funds our garden program and all things green at Pathfinder, please email Sarah Schieron at earthproject@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

How to Become a Volunteer

You need to be an SPS approved volunteer and fully COVID-19 vaccinated to complete duties that entail student contact.

  • If you have previously been a volunteer, the link to check your status is here.
  • If you are a former volunteer and need to update your application, that link is here
  • If you are a new volunteer, please feel free to sign up for a shift that is at least two weeks in the future. It can take several weeks for a new volunteer to be approved. The link to start the process as a new volunteer can be found here
  • All volunteers (even those whose status is listed as “current” must also watch this health and safety video.