Get Involved

Volunteer to help support our students

Dedicated volunteers can mentor and inspire students and provide new opportunities beyond what schools can. Whether you are a member of your community with no children in school, a parent interested in helping in a classroom or a motivated student looking to give back, Tacoma Public Schools can use your help!

On Nov. 8, 2022, the Washington State Department of Health released updated COVID-19 guidance. Staff, volunteers, and contractors no longer need a vaccination to be in a school. 

Become a volunteer

Step 1- Select the button below that best fits your role (volunteer coach, parent, community member, etc.) to complete a volunteer application.

Step 2- Contact where you want to volunteer to submit your application and have your photo ID ready to provide.

  • School Volunteers: Contact the school where you would like to volunteer.
  • Coaches: Contact the Athletics Office at 253-571-1123.
  • Not sure where you want to help? Contact the Community Partnership Office at communitypartnership@tacoma.k12.wa.us.
Student and teacher at McCarver Elementary

Contact us

Central Administration Building
601 South 8th St Rm# 216
Tacoma, WA 98405

253-571-7980

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Donate to the Help-A-Student Fund

DonatE ONline

TO DONATE BY CHECK, send it to: Tacoma Public Schools, Attn: Finance Dept., 601 South 8th Street Rm 200, Tacoma, WA. 98405. Write "Help-A-Student Fund" on the memo line.”   


Donate to the Student Access and Technology Fund 

DonatE ONline

TO DONATE BY CHECK, send it to: Foundation for Tacoma Students,  919 South 9th Street, Tacoma  WA  98405.  Write "Student Access and Technology Fund" on the memo line.”   

About Ta​co​​​ma

​The city of Tacoma, located on Puget Sound in the heart of the Pacific Northwest's "evergreen playground," has nearly 66 miles of shoreline and many parks, including Point Defiance Park - one of the largest urban parks in the US - with a world-class zoo and aquarium. The city of Seattle, ocean beaches and mountains are all within easy driving distance. 

Tacoma has a culturally diverse population of over 200,000. People of all ages enjoy numerous museums, such as the Washington State Historical Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass; theater productions; art galleries; a fine library system; musical entertainment; and many local events. The Tacoma Dome hosts sports and entertainment activities, and Cheney Stadium is home to a professional AAA baseball team.

Tacoma also has several universities: the University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington Tacoma. Joint Base Lewis McChord and Madigan Army Hospital further enhance the Tacoma community.