Our students want to learn what you love! Every year, PSCS involves volunteers from the community who bring their unique expertise and energy to the school. Students receive the benefit of the personal experiences of the volunteers, exposure to a diversity of teaching methods and styles, as well as an additional lens through which they learn about and explore the world.

People interested in volunteering are required to bring two things to PSCS: strong interest in the topic they are sharing and a desire to share it. We believe that any person who brings these two things is a natural teacher. If you meet these criteria and have one or two hours available each week, consider volunteering. You'll participate in a mandatory orientation, complete a background check, and are onboarded by our Director of Program.

To discuss ideas and hear more about how scheduling works, please email our Director of Community Engagement.

Volunteer F.A.Q.

Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest! In order to get started as a PSCS volunteer facilitator, you’ll need to fill out and submit our volunteer application and the following supplemental forms.

Return all forms to:

Puget Sound Community School
660 S. Dearborn St. | Seattle, WA | 98134

Volunteer application, background history, and volunteer driver application: Volunteer Paperwork [PDF]

Featured Profile

Samuel Mitchell–Director of School Operations & Registrar

Admin Sam (he/him) is entering his 10th year at PSCS. He grew up in many places—including 3 places in each Dakota—and has traveled to 49 of our 50 states. 28 years in Seattle doesn’t make him a native, for sure, but it’s been home for a long time. He currently lives in Columbia City with his partner, Joe, kids, Julienne and Jaxton, two cats, and a bunch of chickens. The soil in his yard is somehow perfectly textured: a magical loam that holds water and drains. He also has three older kids from a prior life chapter who are spread around Seattle and California, as well as family of origin around the US.

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