Who powers FOSB? You do!

FOSB relies heavily on volunteers throughout the year to help with our school’s many events and activities. Here’s just a sampling of things that need your support:


  • Middle School Camp
  • Pizza on the Playground 
  • Halloween Parade  
  • Middle School Dance  
  • Book Fair (at UW Bookstore)
  • Direct Giving Campaign 


  • Annual Auction 
  • Book Fair (at Salmon Bay)
  • Science Fair
  • Social Justice Week
  • Art Walk/Multicultural Potluck
  • Staff Appreciation Week
  • Elementary Camp
  • Field Day


  • Winter Enrichment Program (WEP)
  • Lantern Festival
  • School Tours
  • Pi Night

For a full list of Salmon Bay School events, check out the school calendar and read the Friday Weekly Bulletin email. 

If you have a particular interest or passion, we have a place for you to share your time and talents. Please contact our school’s volunteer coordinator, Jodi Russell, for more information.

Volunteering at school

If you want to volunteer in the classroom or in any way that requires direct contact with students, you must complete the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Volunteer Application process:

  1. Online Training – Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children and Youth
  2. Volunteer Handbook
  3. Volunteer Application (includes Background Check)
  4. School Approval

Submit your SPS Volunteer Application and all required documents at least two weeks before your expected volunteer service start date. 

Once you are approved as a volunteer in the online system, your application materials will stay active for as long as you volunteer with any SPS school. Background checks must be repeated every two years.

If you volunteered with SPS since September 2018, your volunteer application may already be on file. Refer to the Current & Returning Volunteers page on the SPS website.