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Volunteer Opportunities

WIS is a non-profit organization and offers the rewarding opportunity to volunteer in the following two major categories:

  1. Direct student contact
  2. Limited or no student contact

Direct student contact

Volunteers may assist in providing appropriate activities for students and offering care and help to young children. Some of the areas where WIS direct student contact volunteers may assist include, but not limited to:
  • Before class activities
  • After class activities
  • Recess and snack time
  • Preschool circle time assistance
  • Small group lesson assistanceOne-on-one tutoring
  • Summer day camp activities
  • Board games, such as chess, go, and Chinese chess
  • Phonics
  • ReadingWriting
  • Math
  • Chinese
  • Art and crafts
  • Chinese Painting
  • Chinese Martial Arts
  • Dance and creative movement
  • Music and songs
  • Music instruments (including Chinese instruments)
  • Story telling
  • Drama
  • Photograph
  • Field trip driver and chaperone

Limited or no student contact

Volunteers also provide invaluable support in non-student contact areas. Some of the areas include, but not limited to:
  • Sorting library books
  • School work or homework display
  • Classroom decoration and organization
  • Making copies
  • Correcting school work
  • Making phone calls
  • Organizing parties, especially for holidays
  • Data entry
  • Maintaining website
  • Distributing school information
  • Cleaning
  • Fund raising


We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Because of the nature of service being delivered at WIS, all volunteers are carefully screened and individually matched with assignments that are well-suited for them.

Age requirements for prospective volunteers:

  • At least 14 years of age to volunteer in a non-student area
  • At least 16 years of age to have student contact


Email info@WashingtonInternationalSchool.com or call 206-380-1222 to schedule an interview.