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.

Interns and Student Teachers

There is a separate process for student teachers and people looking to intern at Tacoma Public Schools, please contact Human Resources at for more information.

Student and teacher at McCarver Elementary

Contact us

Community Partnership
302 S. 9th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-571-7980

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.”   

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.