Volunteer opportunities aplenty at Eckstein Middle School

Interested in volunteering in a local school, but not sure where to start?

LauraLeigh Young, the Volunteer Coordinator at Eckstein Middle School (3003 NE 75th Street) has a LONG list of opportunities you can plug yourself into.

Peruse her list of EMS November Volunteer Opportunities, then contact LauraLeigh for more information (llyoung [at] seattleschools.org).


Tutors and Reading Mentors

You don’t need to be a “math whiz” or have special teaching skills to help an Eckstein student to be more successful in school this year!  Here are some specific ways volunteers are currently needed to work with Eckstein students:

1) Listen to and support a student as he or she reads aloud one hour per week
Mondays for a one-hour period between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm

2) Help a student practice basic math facts
Tues, Wed or Thursday for a 30-minute period between 10:35 am and 2:35 pm

3) Help as an in-class music tutor working with students in small groups (any instrumental or vocal music experience is helpful)
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs or Friday for a one-hour class period

4) Volunteer as an in-class tutor/classroom assistant to help a struggling student focus and complete classwork
Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs from 1:40 – 2:35 pm

5) Work after school with a student who needs help with math homework
Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs between 2:45 and 4:45 pm

6) Help a student as a one-on-one tutor in a Language Arts/Social Studies class
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs or Fri between 1:40 and 2:35 pm

7)  Volunteer as an in-class math tutor to work with small groups of students
Mon, Tues or Fri for a one-hour period between 8:00 and 11:00 am

8th Grade Dinner Volunteers

Eckstein’s 8th Grade Dinner is a school tradition and will take place on Tuesday, November 9th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  The dinner provides 8th graders and their families with an opportunity to share a meal and some conversation together at the start of their final year at Eckstein.

You can volunteer for:

Setup from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Door and Serving from 5:45 – 7:00 pm
Cleanup from 7:30 – 8:15 pm

Gameroom Volunteers

If you love games, we’d love to have your help for one hour a week in Eckstein’s lunchtime game room!

Lunchtime Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to supervise and interact with Eckstein students during lunchtime.  We need adults who are willing to be a visible presence and keep kids safe, as well as connecting and engaging with students in the lunchroom, in the hallways, on the athletic fields or in the gameroom.

Lunchtime hours are:

Mon, Wed, Fri:  11:05 -12:35
Tues, Thurs:  10:35 – 12:05