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The PTA helps coordinate and publicize volunteer needs that range from one-time brief tasks to year-long commitments. Without the thousands of hours contributed by students, staff, parents and other community members, Thurgood Marshall wouldn’t be the outstanding school it is.

If you have a special talent to contribute, let us know! OR, if you want to be called when need arises, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

Note: The Seattle School District requires all volunteers to 1) Submit a completed Volunteer Application Form with background check prior to working with students, and 2) Complete a brief online course on Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention available online at the SPS Volunteer page.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering at Thurgood Marshall this year? Please contact with any questions!

Go straight to our SignUpGenius page to see current onetime or recurring opportunities! Occasionally, no signups are active; contact with your interests.
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Typical Volunteer Opportunities

Many event-specific volunteer needs arise during the school year and are publicized through Pup Press,  social media and/or on our signup page. Below are a few examples of other opportunities.

Direct your questions to volunteering@tmlink.orgBe sure to have completed the District’s full volunteer registration process.


BULLPUP DADS … and Bullpup uncles, grandfathers, adult siblings, etc. (even Bullpup aunties!) help classroom teachers with a wide variety of tasks and connect with kids as positive role models.

‘ON-CALL’ FIELD TRIP HELP Needed when a class is short of chaperones. Email Hazel Patu at Be sure to have completed the District’s full volunteer registration process.

PARKING LOT FLOW DIRECTORS If you drive your student to or from school, you know why we need this! Please contact Ms. May to coordinate.

CLASS CONNECTORS Does your child’s classroom have one? If not, step up! Most duties involve email communication to other parents in your student’s room. Email:

PTA POSITIONS Rewarding opportunities that make a huge difference to our school. Job descriptions available for most posts. Most options can be shared with another volunteer! To learn more (no obligation!), email

EVENT LEADS and CO-LEADS The PTA mounts or helps lead many events. The list usually includes summer playground playdates, fall potlucks, spring picnics, the Fall Dance, Pancake Breakfast & Art Walk, Game Night, BINGO Night, TM at the Mariners Night, Staff Appreciation Week, Field Day and the 5th-Grade Promotion Ceremony.

Didn’t see something you’d like to do? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at to be added to the general opportunities e-list.

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Communications Team

The PTA Communications Team produces and distributes Pup Press (TM’s weekly newsletter), creates PTA e-blasts, updates this website, creates fliers, reaches out on the PTA Bulletin Board and outdoor Message Center, and more.  The Communications Team collaborates on many of the roles listed below, but often they are great opportunities for self-starters! Some roles are …

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