For Nonprofit Organizations Needing Volunteers

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

    Please read the guidelines below and then contact us to get your opportunity posted. We need at least three weeks' notice. Email works best. 


    Please note that we will:

    • list your events on our Community Service Events page or the pages nested under it;
    • include the events in emails about Community service opportunities; 
    • use posters advertising your event around the high school building.

    We are unable to:

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


    Please email about your opportunity and remember that students will be reading what you submit; write with them as the audience.

    Include the following information, though you need not have an actual list.

    • Name of your organization and event. The organization must be a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3). 
    • 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, not us, if they are interested in volunteering for the event.
    • Sign up link if you are using a service like
    • Organization website link. 
    • Attach any posters, flyers, or images we can use to advertise.


    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