Volunteer Opportunities at Issaquah High School

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Before volunteering in-person at ISD schools (including chaperoning), all volunteers must complete a volunteer application EVERY NEW SCHOOL YEAR. Click HERE to complete the ISD Volunteer Application.  Instructions are HERE.

Current Volunteer/Donation Opportunities:

2024-25 Current Chairperson Opportunities:

Chairpersons act as the point person between IHS and PTSA.  They send emails to committee volunteers and organize any meetings.  Chairs are supported by the PTSA Board Members.

  • 2024 Picture Day/Laptop Chair - acts as the liaison between IHS Staff and PTSA volunteers.  Provides snack/lunch with PTSA budget.  First week of school.
  • Grants Chair - advertises and organizes the PTSA grants review three times a year.  Arranges meetings with the grants committee and ask for clarification from grant submitters.  Presents the grants at the general membership meeting three times a year.
  • New Family Connections Co-chairs - pair up experienced high school parents with new parents to the school.  Plan social events and information sessions with IHS (e.g. College and Career Center introduction, coffee with the principal).   Contact IHPTSAOutreach@gmail.com, if interested.
  • 2024-25 Staff Monthly Breakfast Co-chairs - gathers food donations from other volunteers.  Prep (e.g. cutting bagels) on the morning of staff breakfasts.  Contact IHPTSAHospitality@gmail.com.
  • 2025 Staff Appreciation Week Helpers - (March-May), organizes a week of staff appreciation events during the first week of May.  Contact IHPTSAHospitality@gmail.com. 

2024-25 Current Open Board Positions:

Board Members attend monthly meetings to organize the PTSA.  They act as a resource for chairs.  Email IHPTSAPresidents@gmail.com to inquire about any of these board positions.

  • VP Events (oversees chairpersons for Picture Day, Textbook Checkout, Senior Farewell, Senior Breakfast, Senior All Night Grad Party, Senior Signs)
  • Membership Director - upload membership to state database.  Report membership data to board and general membership.  Conduct three campaigns a year to encourage membership.
  • Advocacy Director - remind PTSA that we are here to support the students.  Advertise Legislative Assembly (October) and Advocacy Day (January).  Inform PTSA membership on how to get involve.

Required ISD Online Volunteer Application Process

All IHS and ISD volunteers must complete online application process - PRIOR TO VOLUNTEERING, at least 48 hours before service. Register once for all ISD schools. Potential volunteers who have not completed the application are unable to volunteer. Click to complete ISD Volunteer Application.

Process includes viewing volunteer training slideshow, and uploading copy of individual driver's license.  Questions, email: volunteers@issaquah.wednet.edu, or call 425-837-7000.

 

These chairperson positions are currently filled:

  • Textbook Checkout Chait - acts as the liaison between IHS Staff and PTSA volunteers.  Provides snack/lunch with PTSA budget.  First week of school.
  • Awards Chair - solicits nominations for for PTSA's Golden Acorn Volunteer award, Outstanding Advocate award, and Outstanding Educator award.  Organizes two meetings with parent committees to evaluate nominations.  Makes sure that the awards are presented, certificates purchased, and school plaques engraved.  Contact IHPTSASecretary@gmail.com
  • Volunteer Coordinator - create sign-up geniuses for PTSA events.  Email IHPTSAPresidents@gmail.com .
  • PTSA's ACT/SAT Practice Exam Coordinator.  Answer parents' emails, send reminders, act as liaison between IH PTSA and Huntington Learning Center, and check in students on the Saturdays. If you cannot be there on all Saturdays, that is fine; just tell the PTSA board. This is a yearlong commitment.  Contact IHPTSAPrograms@gmail.com
  • 2025 Senior Events co-chairs - oversees chairs related to senior events (possible events include Senior Farewell, Senior Breakfast, Senior Party, Senior Yard Signs).  This requires a highly organized person.  Contact IHPTSAEvents@gmail.com
  • 2025 All Night Grad Party co-chairs - oversees the all night graduation party held on the night of graduation.  This requires highly organized people.

These board positions are currently filled:

  • Co-VP of Events - oversees chairs for Picture Day, Textbook Checkout, Laptop Checkout, New to IHS Night, and Senior Events (which in turn oversees Senior Breakfast, Senior Farewell, Senior Grad Party, Senior Fundraising, Senior Signs).  Attends monthly board meetings.
  • Co-VPs of Outreach - oversees chairs of Angel program, ParentEd, Ask an Academic Advisor Night, Family and Community Engagement (FACE), Healthy Student, New Family Connections, and Safety Backpack.  Attends monthly board meetings.
  • Co-VPs of Hospitality - oversees chairs of College and Career Center Hospitality (including Senior exit interviews, College Rep Day), PTSA General Meeting snacks, Staff Appreciation Week, Staff Back-to-School Lunch, and Staff Monthly Breakfasts.  Attends monthly board meetings.
  • Co-VP of Programs - oversees chairs of Grants, College and Career Planning (webinars), Practice SAT/ACTs, Community Service Honor Cords, and Senior Scholarship.  Attends monthly board meetings.
  • Co-VP Communications - posts on Peachjar & social media, submits IHS Weekly Bulletin, updates PTSA's website
  • Secretary - oversees the Awards chair, distributes agendas for board meetings, takes minutes at the board and general membership meetings, and assists as needed.  Attends monthly board and general membership meetings.
  • Treasurer - oversees the financial aspect of the PTSA including filing appropriate legal documents (e.g. taxes).  Presents a monthly financial review to the board and general membership meeting, if documents are not under the consent agenda.  Attends monthly board and general membership meetings.
  • Assistant Treasurer - non check-signing board member that assists the treasurer.  Arranges the January and July financial review.  Attends the monthly board and general membership meetings.
  • Director Advocacy - reminds PTSA that the students come first.  Gathers information on how to  change laws and contact state representatives.   This position is largely self-determined. This is a good entry-level PTSA Board position.

Past Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Staff Back-to-School Lunch (August 28, 11:30 AM) - Drink and Dessert Signup
  • Monthly Staff Appreciation Breakfasts - Sept 6, 2023 Breakfast Signup (Future signups include Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, and June 5)
  • Picture Day (August 31) - Signup
  • Textbook Checkout (Sept. 1) - Signup
  • IHS Homecoming Dance Chaperone (Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30-11:15 PM) - Signup
  • $10 Salmon Day Parking Helper (IM/IH PTSA Fundraiser) - Signup
  • ACT/SAT January Practice Exam Helper - Signup
  • Feb. 14, "Men in Aprons" Staff Pancake Breakfast - Sign up for supplies or to volunteer HERE
  • May 6 - Staff Appreciation Week Lunch Sign-up
  • May 6 to 17 - AP Exam Proctor Sign-up
  • May 22 (ASB) - Medical Professionals Summit Volunteer
  • June 5 - Last Staff Appreciation Breakfast Sign-up
  • Angel Program - 2024 sign-up for the Angel Program donations