Volunteer Opportunities

Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla summed it up in their book A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement, which reviewed the existing research: “When parents are involved in their children’s education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better.”


Join the Nominating Committee:

The nominating committee recognizes and recruits the most qualified people available for PTA positions. It is the most important committee in PTA. Having qualified people step into leadership positions will ensure success for many years into the future.  Email Vanessa with any questions you may have about the position or open roles. advocacy@alkipta.com

Advocacy Co-Chair: 

Every year Alki PTA has an opportunity to come together as an organization and advocate for our kids! Vanessa (Our Advocacy Chair) could use some help to make sure that we get all the important information out to help folks stay informed on issues. This could range from formerly signing up to co- chair, or just focusing on a subset of advocacy tasks like monitoring legislation being brought up and helping to promote advocacy alerts on Facebook and E-news. There is so much that can be done!  If you are interested in finding out more please email Vanessa at advocacy@alkipta.com

Childcare Coordinator:

We need someone 1-2 hours max each month to coordinate with West Seattle High School to find student volunteers in need of volunteer service hours to watch Alki kiddos during General Membership Meetings and other PTA events as needed.  Do you have a high school student in need of service hours? Contact Jenna Andersen (president@alkipta.com)

Running Club Coach:

Each group of children requires 2-3 coaches every week (our goal is 15-20 coaches). The more coaches we have, the more kids we can include. If you are unable to commit to the full five weeks, but are still interested in helping out as a part time or back up coach, please let us know. A mandatory Coaches’ meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 19 (1:45 – 2:15 PM). REMINDER: Participation in Running Club is FREE for the children of coaches!

Teacher Appreciation Week (multiple volunteer positions):

BAR NONE – We have the best staff around!  Help us make the week of May 6-10th the best ever!  There are so many ways you can help!  Bring food, donate towards gift cards, help set up food “bars” in the staff lounge, and much much more!  Check it out: tinyurl.com/StaffAppreciation19

Bike Rodeo (set up/ help at stations)

If you would like to volunteer to lead a station (don’t worry, we will train you!) or to generally help out, please sign up at tinyurl.com/AlkiRodeo19


We are currently looking for sponsors!  Do you know a local business that would like to sponsor (and get their name/logo on the back of each t-shirt!)?  Reach out to Johanna or direct any businesses to sponsor at tinyurl.com/Alkiathon2019.  More volunteer oppurtunities for the day of the event will be coming soon!

It’s a volunteer army and we’re just grateful you’re willing to join the ranks in making Alki the best it can be for our kids!


Alki has many special events which take place throughout the school year. We are always looking for eager parents to help organize a new event or carry on a beloved tradition. If you are interested in helping with one of these special events, or would like more information, please click on the links above or fill out our volunteer interest survey at tinyurl.com/PTACommunication