How to Volunteer
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Broadview Thomson PK-8.

BTPK8 is composed of an incredibly diverse student population, and the school community that we have created is unique and special. Volunteers work at all levels of the school to help make BTK8 the very best school it can be. Opportunities include helping out to beautify the school grounds before the school year starts, helping stuff student orientation packets, organizing teacher and parent appreciation events, volunteering to serve on the PTA board, and volunteering at all-school events.

Do You Have 1 Hour/Month?

We Get It – family/work/school keeps you busy. However, you don’t have to commit a lot of time to make a difference. Just an hour a month helping at school events, PTA fundraisers, or helping on the school grounds will make a BIG difference. See AND sign up to volunteer for current events here:

Broadview Thomson Lunch Program 

Broadview Thomson Library Volunteers

Any questions about volunteers at BTK8 contact

Get Started Volunteering Today!

To get started, SPS requires all volunteers
to complete the following:

Complete the Seattle Public Schools
Online Volunteer Application Form

View the Adult Sexual Misconduct
Prevention Course
online video

Bring your Driver’s License to the school office for copying and background check.

Read the Volunteer Handbook

For more information, or information in your
preferred language visit the SPS website:

PTA Volunteer Myths – Busted!

Myth: The PTA is just for stay-at-home moms.


FACT: The PTA is for everyone! Our volunteers are mothers, fathers and those who fill those roles. We have a wide range of volunteers who: stay-at-home; work part-time to full-time; have little ones at home, preschoolers, high schoolers and/or college students; are continuing their own education; and more.

Myth: The PTA has all the help they need.


FACT: The PTA welcomes everyone and continues to need volunteers for various events, fundraisers, and committees year-round. We need you!

Myth: Volunteering for the PTA takes too much time.


FACT: Only YOU can decide how much time you can give. Even if you can help at just one event or handle one task per year, it would be greatly appreciated.

Myth: PTA volunteers need to be at the school during the day.


FACT: Much of the PTA work can be done from home on your own schedule, or at events at night or weekends. Yes, there is volunteering during the school day if you are able to do so. But no one does it all, so choose what works best for you.

Myth: The PTA has the same volunteers year after year and everyone knows each other.


FACT: While we are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who return, we also welcome new ones every year. We do strike up friendships and enjoy getting to know one another. This year, we already have several new Committee Chairs and volunteers, and we have not all met each other yet. Our volunteers range from Kindergarten to 8th grade parents, so it’s a great chance to get to know parents from other grades you may not have met otherwise.

Myth: The PTA is all set with their activities and events for the year.


FACT: Each year, the PTA brings back favorites and tries new activities, fundraisers and events. Those new ideas come from volunteers. While we try to plan ahead, it’s only the beginning of the school year and there’s still plenty of time to do even more for the students and school this year. And we want you to be a part of it all!

Interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities? Email us at


Check/Reimbursement Requests

IMPORTANT: To be reimbursed for an expense, you must follow the steps outlined below.  Expenses not pre-approved by the PTA Program Chair/Coordinator will not be reimbursed.Program Chair/Coordinator must approve expense PRIOR to submitting check/reimbursement request.

  • Complete all items on the reimbursement form (this form is now editable; simply download, fill it out, and then send along in an email with your receipts, no need to print unless for your own records).  Reimbursement Form- BTK8 PTA
  • Completed form and all receipts are required for check/reimbursement requests. You can take photos of your receipts if not scanned, please be sure they are clear so that they are accepted.
  • Email completed form with receipts to electronic submission will be accepted.)
  • Check/reimbursement requests are processed monthly and will be available following the monthly PTA Board Meeting.  (For 2020-21 school year the Board meets 3rd Thursday of every month.)
  • RUSH or EXPEDITED requests, please contact the PTA Treasurer directly to make special arrangements.
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