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    Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in volunteering at Aki Kurose. There are many opportunities to volunteer at Aki, from involvement with PTSA or FEAT, to helping out in a classroom, the front office, or on field trips.

    The Seattle School District requires all volunteers to complete a few steps before they start volunteering. You can get help with all of these steps at Aki Kurose, either during a volunteer orientation or by making an appointment.

    Requirements include:

    1. Complete the Seattle School district volunteer application (required every year)
    2. Pass a criminal background check, which requires filling out a criminal background check (WATCH screening) form, AND providing a photocopy of your ID (we can make a copy in the office). Please allow two days for this to be processed before you'll begin volunteering. (required every year);
    3. Read the Seattle School district volunteer handbook, and return signed pages p. 18-19 of the handbook (required every year);
    4. Complete a brief online course on Adult Sexual Misconduct (ASM) Prevention online. You can do this at home, and then print the confirmation to provide proof that you’ve completed the online training, or you can make an appointment to come to Aki and use a computer here. (required once only, not every year)
    5. Read SPS Volunteer Policy No. 5630

    Please find forms at the volunteer website: District volunteer webpage and the online ASM training course: Online Course

    Please return your completed forms and a copy of your picture ID to the front office at Aki. Your application will be processed as soon as possible.

    Whenever you come to school to volunteer, please stop by the front office, sign in at the front counter, and pick up a visitor sticker to wear while you're at school.

    Volunteer orientation sessions

    Agenda includes:

    • Brief orientation to volunteering at Aki,
    • Complete volunteer interest and background check forms,
    • Complete the online ASM video training (25 minutes – you can do this in advance, but please provide your certificate to us; it must be completed before you start volunteering at Aki)
    • An optional school tour.
    • By appointment; please contact Tania Westby, or 206-252-7753.
    • Attendance at an orientation is not required in order to volunteer, but is an easy way to get all requirements done and get questions answered.