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Volunteer services are important to the overall functioning of schools. To volunteer, please contact your neighborhood school. We particularly need bilingual individuals who would be willing to occasionally serve as translators for the parents of our ESL students.


In compliance with Washington State law, all volunteers must be processed through a Volunteer Application/Background Check. This simple process takes only a few minutes to complete and can be done at our main office. You will need to have PHOTO ID with you when you submit your application. Once approved, your Volunteer Application/Background Check is good for two years. At the end of two years, if you are still an active volunteer at Explorer Academy, you will need to complete a new application.


Once your Volunteer Application/Background Check has been approved, you’re ready to volunteer – in the classroom, on field trips, and for a variety of other volunteer activities! Be sure to stop at the main office to sign in each time you volunteer or visit our school. Pick up your volunteer, visitor or name badge from the office and wear it proudly while you are here. Before leaving, please return your badge and sign out.


The PALS (Partners in Learning Success) Mentoring Program is a school based mentoring program that fosters a partnership between schools, the community, and families. County employees, school district staff, and community members are matched with elementary school children that need additional support from caring adult role models. Click to visit our PAL Mentor Program