No matter how much time you do or don't have, if you want to volunteer, we have a spot for you! 

Below are descriptions of the volunteer opportunities available at Kamiakin Middle School.  After you find a spot that seems like a good fit let us know by filling out the Volunteer Form using the button on the right.  If you'd like to get more information about any opportunity, please feel free to email us at president@kamspta.onmicrosoft.com


All volunteers need to be approved by the Lake Washington School District.  It's an online process and you will receive an email with your approval usually within 2 days.  The approval is good for 2 years.

District Volunteer Approval Application

Volunteer Opportunities updated for the 2023-2024 School Year

Current Needs January 2024

Nominating Committee

The nominating committee in a PTA is responsible for selecting the best qualified nominees for office. The committee is elected by the membership at least two months prior to the election of officers.  

The committee members should represent the social, geographic, and ethnic makeup of the association.  
The committee is responsible for reviewing the bylaws and electing the committee members and alternates.  
The committee may invite a consultant, such as the school principal, to advise the committee, but that individual must leave prior to discussion.  
The committee is responsible for selecting a chair and scheduling the date, time, and location for the committee meetings based on the availability of all committee members.  

Financial Review Committee

The financial review committee is responsible for conducting a formal examination of the financial books and records of the financials of the PTA. The committee serves to certify that receipts and expenditures, as authorized in the minutes, are in conformity with bylaws, standing rules, and budget limitations.  


Scholarship Review Committee

The Scholarship Review Committee in a PTA is responsible for reviewing and evaluating scholarship applications submitted by students. The committee is responsible for ensuring that the scholarship selection process is fair and impartial, and that the selection criteria are clearly defined and communicated to all applicants 1. The committee is also responsible for selecting the scholarship recipients based on the established criteria and making recommendations to the PTA board for final approval

After School Programs (2023-2024 OPEN)

2 people but could be more.  They determine what students are interested in doing after school and find vendors to provide those activities.  They contract vendors, sign kids up and arrange for space and chaperones.


Awards (2023-2024 OPEN)

3 people, responsible for the JHS Scholarship and the end of year staff and volunteer awards. They send out applications for the JHS Scholarship through the JHS Counseling office and then review the applications to determine the scholarship recipient.  They send out nomination forms to the Kamiakin community and determine award recipients. They plan an end of year award ceremony. 


Communications (2023-2024 Filled - Misty Green)

1 person.  They would make sure our Facebook page is current, work with the Kamiakin webmaster and the PTA Webmaster to include PTA events on the websites.  They help any board members get announcements to the PTA membership and Kamiakin community.


Emergency Prep (2023-2024 OPEN)

1-2 people.  They work with Kamiakin administrators and the district e-prep team to maintain the emergency supplies and buy supplies as needed with a PTA budget amount.  They help Kamiakin administrators train staff and student in emergency procedures.


Family and Community Engagement (2023-2024 OPEN)
1-2 chairs and 5-6 volunteers.  They determine what events our Kamiakin community would want and need, and then plan them, usually 3-4 per year.  Past events include an International Night, Bingo Night, STEAM Night in conjunction with KaMS staff, Parent Education evenings, etc.

Health Screening Coordinator (2023-2024 OPEN)
1 person.  They work with the nurses to organize the space for the screening and to gather volunteers.

Legislative Advocacy (2023-2024 OPEN)
Typically, 1 person.  They work with the LWSD Council PTA and Washington State PTA to find out about current issues affecting children and schools and help the KaMS community know what they can do to influence legislators on these issues.

Liaisons (2023-2024 OPEN)

1 each

Frost Elementary - 

Muir Elementary

Keller Elementary - Eric Lynn

JHS High School - Misty Green

Special Needs and GEAC. 

They keep the KaMS PTA Board apprised of events and concerns from the various groups they represent.


LWSF Ambassador (2023-2024 OPEN)

1 person.  They are the interface between the Lake Washington Schools Foundation and the KaMS PTA board.


Reflections Chair (2023-2024 Completed)

1-2 people.  They promote the district Reflections contest at KaMS and collect submissions to pass on to the district.  They keep the KaMS PTA board and KaMS community informed about Kamiakin student entries.


Spelling Bee (2023-2024 Anagha Acharya)

1 chair and 5-6 volunteers.  They promote and conduct the classroom spelling Bees and the all school Bee.


Staff Appreciation (2023-2024 Filled but we always need more help and supplies)

1-2 chairs and many volunteers.  They plan monthly or every other month staff appreciation events.  There have been lunches, treats, letter campaigns and gift cards.  Be creative!


Studio East at KaMS (Completed) More to come and more needed for volunteering!

Looking for 5 parents to support next years production 2024-2024

1-2 producers.  This is all about the registration, rehearsals and performances.  The Studio provides the directors, script, costumes and set.  The producer(s) and actor's parents handle ticketing, chaperoning, concessions, setting up chairs, etc.


Webmaster (2023-2024 Filled - Misty Green)

1-2 people.  They keep the website current using tools provided by Member Planet.


Catch-All Committee (2023-2024)

As many as possible.  They get notified when miscellaneous opportunities to volunteer come up, such as vision and health screening, laptop rollout and turn-in, picture day, etc. 



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