For Nonprofit Organizations Needing Volunteers

  • Do you have an event that could be supported by Shorewood student volunteers?

    If you are with a nonprofit organization and would like student volunteers, please read the guidelines below and then contact us to have your opportunity posted. We need at least three weeks' notice. Email works best. 

    Please email the following information in the text of a message to:

    Mario Orallo,  at Shorecrest High School and/ or 

    Marianne Stephens,  at Shorewood High School  


    We prefer at least four weeks' notice in advance of your event; six would be preferable.

    Please note that we will:

    • list your events on our Community Service pages;
    • include the events in emails about Community service opportunities; and
    • use posters advertising your event around the high school buildings.


    Note that we are unable to:

    • screen volunteers;
    • gather groups of volunteers for you;
    • forecast how many students will sign up for your event;
    • send an all-student email about a single event;
    • guarantee that all students who sign up will follow through.


    Please provide an announcement written for a student audience. Include the following information in a short paragraph or in a What/ Where/ Why /How format.    

    • The name of your organization and/or event.
    • Dates and times when volunteerism would be performed.
    • Address where project/tasks will be performed.
    • Description of duties, including any perks.
    • Primary contact person. Students will contact you if they are interested in volunteering for the event
    • Contact phone and email
    • URL of nonprofit organization website/ appropriate page
    • Any posters or flyers we can use to advertise. These can also be snail-mailed to us at our high schools as we have limited color printing available. 
    • If you are giving us at least one month’s notice, you can also provide a .jpg or .png to be a part of a continuous slideshow. Aspect ratio should be 16:9 (preferred, to fit our screen) or 4:3 aspect ratio (same as a horizontal 11” x 8.5” paper format) 

    Thank you for your cooperation!

    Mario Orallo, College & Career Specialist,   Shorecrest High School, 15343 25th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155  Shorecrest Community Service Program page


    Marianne Stephens, College & Career Specialist,   Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline, WA  98133  Shorewood Community Service Events page


    Further Information

    What qualifies as community service? What can be expected of students? 

    • Service performed at a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization. 
    • Students may not go to a private for-profit business or to a private home. 
    • Students must be supervised by an adult over 21.
    • Students may not drive as part of the community service. 
    • Hours must be earned outside of academic class time. Lunch is okay in some circumstances, but at no other time during the school day. 


    What does NOT count as community service?

    • Fundraising, though exceptions apply. Please see Ms. Stephens about details. Most Spree and Boosters activities are permitted with advance approval. Students should not handle money directly, and should not make the "ask" at events. 
    • Religious Activities--proselytizing, reading religious verses, offering religious instruction, being an acolyte, or participating in church choirs--do not count as community service. However, helping with social, childcare or business functions at a religious facility will count. 
    • Paid service of any kind.
    • School service during the academic day. Projects must be completed outside of class and approved by administration in advance.
    • Hours that are required for a grade or project or hours required by the courts will NOT be counted toward your graduation requirement. 


    Note about Political Campaigning: Student-initiated volunteer work performed for a political candidate, initiative or action group with a Washington state registered non-profit number qualifies for Shorecrest and Shorewood high schools community service programs, as long as all other requirements are met. Shoreline high schools do not actively promote or advertise volunteer opportunities for such campaigns. Promotion/advertising is allowed in high schools for non-profit, non-partisan “Get Out the Vote” and voter forums.



    Please contact Shorewood College & Career Readiness Coordinator Marianne Stephens 206.393.6110