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.
View the application process.
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]
Valerie Diaz Leroy (she/her) is in her 1st year at PSCS and holds over 20 years experience in education. She is a Boston College graduate and spent 14 years teaching in independent schools, including 13 years at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg. She is certified in Conflict Transformation through Imani Works, a non-governmental organization of the United Nations. Val is an instructional coach focused on culturally responsive practices and historical fidelity. She is also a curriculum developer focused on equitable representation and Restorative Practices. She is focused on collaborative impact, decolonizing education, mentorship, and youth empowerment.Read More >