Volunteer Reader

Volunteer services are important to the overall functioning of schools. To volunteer, please contact your neighborhood school. We particularly need bilingual individuals who would be willing to occasionally serve as translators for the parents of our ESL students.

Please be aware that in order to volunteer in South Kitsap School District, you will need to fill out a Washington State Patrol request for Criminal History Information form. This form is in accordance with RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.845 and is available at all South Kitsap School District buildings.

How to get started

Complete a volunteer application at any school or at the district office. You will be asked for photo id. The volunteer coordinator will process your background check using the Washington State Patrol system and will contact you with your eligibility result. Clearances are valid for two years.

Watch DOGS

South Kitsap Schools are inviting dads to come back to school and get involved through a national program called WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students). This father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering organizes fathers and father figures to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security.

Watch Dogs are fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day each year in a variety of school activities.

For more information on this program visit www.fathers.com, contact your school's volunteer coordinator, or PTA/SA for more information.

PALS Mentoring Program

The PALS (Partners in Learning Success) Mentoring Program is a school based mentoring program that fosters a partnership between schools, the community, and families. County employees, school district staff, and community members are matched with elementary school children that need additional support from caring adult role models.

Students are referred to the program by school staff members that feel they would benefit from a positive adult relationship. Each school has a school coordinator that interviews the mentors to get a good feel for their personality enabling them to make a good mentoring match. The school coordinator sends a letter and parent permission form to the families explaining the program and inviting their child to participate. Once the permission forms are returned and the mentors have gone through a two hour training they are matched to a student. The school coordinator introduces the mentor to the child’s teacher where they gain further insight into the child and the time of the visits is decided. The school coordinator introduces the student to their mentor and provides ongoing support to the mentors. They meet for approximately 45 minutes once a week throughout the school year.

For more information, contact Val Kimball, PALS coordinator at 360-443-3579.

View PAL program brochure

Download an application form



Volunteer Coordinator


Burley Glenwood Elementary

Hope Escamilla


East Port Orchard Elementary

Angela Fenton


Hidden Creek Elementary

Kristen Klein


Manchester Elementary

Lisa Lightbody


Mullenix Ridge Elementary

Erin Simon


Olalla Elementary

Murphy Hubbell


Orchard Heights Elementary

Madeline Swanson


Sidney Glen Elementary

Kelly Mullins


South Colby Elementary

Mae Hawkins


Sunnyslope Elementary

Carol Ewalt


Cedar Heights Middle School

Kristen Klein


John Sedgwick Middle School

Dena Guglielmo


Marcus Whitman Middle School

Ruth Munchbach-Hodges


Discovery Alternative High School

Shiela Granado


South Kitsap High School

Kim Smart


South Kitsap School District

Amy Miller