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 HRinfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us for more information.

Student and teacher at McCarver Elementary

Contact us

Community Partnership
302 S. 9th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-571-7980
Email: communitypartnership@tacoma.k12.wa.us


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.