Volunteer Leadership Opportunities


Background Check Authorization Form

Use our online webform to submit a criminal history check. The online process is secure, and only authorized district staff will see the results. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to inform applicants when the process is completed. We use a ‘no news is good news’ protocol. Unless you hear from the District within 7-10 business days, you can expect that your application has been approved.

The background check approval is good for 2 years.

Volunteers please visit the sign up page HERE

The following are some of the many ways to support Springwater with your time and talents.  Contact the coordinator to learn more!  Also, see the complete descriptions in the Volunteer Handbook.

Springwater supports community involvement as an integral part of the educational goals of the school. Therefore, the development of volunteer relationships is recommended and encouraged.  Our students’ safety is our top priority.  We encourage all volunteers to understand their role and be familiar with School Policies.  We also strongly encourage reviewing the Sexual Misconduct Brochure and Quick Reference Guide on topics about keeping children safe.  Additional training is available from SafeSchools and can be found online and accessed with self-registration.  Click here for training.

Friday Field Studies is a great way to make a difference with small groups of students and be present in Metro Land.  Click here for training and guidance for FFS volunteering.

Work With the Kids

Classroom Volunteer Help with small-group instruction and projects Contact teachers
Lunch Coordinator Help set up and break down lunch tables, supervise students in the cafeteria April Newlon
Read Naturally Work with small groups of students to improve reading skills Contact teachers
Art Program Assist the visiting Artist by helping with the students, set up and clean up Jen Wozniak
Lunches Thursday Pizza Lunches (year-round) April Newlon

 Leadership and Support

Parent Council
Plan community events, help to keep families connected, and coordinate volunteer activities and teacher support. Contact: Becky Sharpe and Emily Lewis

Office Assistance Help April in the office April Newlon
Arts Recommend artists in residence and coordinate with artists Jen Wozniak


Auction Arrange event details, prepare auction baskets, computer data entry, invitations, centerpieces, wine labels, marketing, and more! (Fall-Winter) Mali Geister
Bingo Night Ticket desk, set up, raffle tickets, serve dinner, concession stand. (Fall) Debie Bereth
Jog-A-Thon Collect pledge sheets, arrange volunteers, help count laps, collect donations. (Spring) Cooridnator needed!
Grants: Writers & Finders We have grants available to us! Grant Writers Needed. We also need people to seek grants on behalf of Springwater.  Gen Sheesley
Jog-a-Thon Set up tents, manage popsicles, support volunteer lead with event needs. Cooridnator needed!
Monthly Giving On-Going Annual Giving program. Kelsea Wagner
Scholastic Book Fair Arrange event dates, setup/take down each day for one week, volunteer each day for sales. (Spring) Cooridnator needed!
Dining Out 1st Week of the Month, Usually Wednesdays Cooridnator needed!

Event Coordinators

Family Friday October 11th  Parent Council
Metro Planting Day Date TBD  Parent Council
Mt Hood Snow Day January 17, 2020 Coordinator needed
Metro Planting Day Peace, Love and Pancakes with Metro – February 21, 2020  Parent Council
Yearbook Coordinate the production and distribution of the school’s yearbook. yearbook@springwaterschool.com


Website Keep web site current, post articles, photos.
Email If you’re not receiving emails or need help with an email list. Greg Mylet


School Garden Weeding, planting, projects as scheduled Jenny Wetzel