Involvement by parents and community members contributes to a successful school experience and has a positive impact on student achievement. When caring adults participate in the education of children, students achieve better grades, have better attendance, complete homework, and show higher aspirations.

There are a variety of ways that you can get involved, including:

  • Helping in classrooms, library, office, lunch room, nurse’s office, or on the playground
  • Tutoring small groups in reading, writing, math, etc.
  • Mentoring students
  • Set-up and take-down for events and projects
  • Listen to senior project presentations
  • Score student writing
  • Prepare materials in the school office for teachers
  • Share personal talents, skills, interests or careers
  • Participate on district committees or task forces
  • Help with vision screening, proctoring, etc.

Application Process

Individuals hoping to volunteer must first read the Volunteer Handbook and agree to comply with its guidelines. After reading the handbook, please complete the following forms:

Please note, we are no longer using the Washington State Patrol Form for background check processing. All information required for background check processing is now located in Section 1 of the Volunteer Application. 

For those looking to renew their Volunteer Application at a school where they previously have volunteered, please only complete page one of the Volunteer Application and a new Disclosure Form. 

Current Northshore Families: 
If you are interested in volunteering at your child's school, please submit your completed forms to the school's office.
Community members, Northshore alumni, and higher education students:
If you are interested in volunteering at school or with the District Office, please send completed forms to:

Northshore School District
Attention: Partnerships Coordinator
3330 Monte Villa Parkway
Bothell, WA 98021


Bear Creek Elementary Office Manager

Nicole Brenengen

Phone Number




Would you like to volunteer at Bear Creek?

View the Bear Creek Volunteer Training presentation

After viewing the training, take the take the Bear Creek Volunteer Quiz.