Be an active part of our mission and help us make Einstein even better!

By volunteering, you are making a HUGE impact not just to your child’s academic and social success, but also to all the children at Einstein. Programs such as Art Docent, Family Nights, Fruit Cutting and Fun Run would not exist without your time and talents. Thank you!


Volunteer Opportunities

We offer a range of opportunities for making a difference. If help is not needed this year, we would love for you to consider the position for future years.

In order for us to better organize and monitor all of our volunteer data, we also use a database provided by Airtable.

Questions? Email

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Many employers match hours spent volunteering. For example, at Microsoft, volunteer time and talent are matched at $25/hr.

The more time you volunteer and report, the more money Einstein receives! 


  Volunteer Spotlight

Erika (Danelle) Del Rosario, Fun Run Committee

Erika has served on the Otters Fun Run Committee for the past three years. As the raffle/prize organizer on the committee, she distributes raffles and manages all the prizes. In order to do this, she collects all the lap cards, records and calculates all the lap data from the fun run. Last year, she spent over 40 hours on this one volunteer job.

Over the past 4 ½ years, she has held many volunteer positions, including fruit cutting (1 yr), weekly assistance with kindergarten reading centers (1 yr), field trip chaperone (few years), production assistant (copies, miscellaneous tasks for teachers, etc. (3-4 yrs), helping at family serve events (3-4 yrs), assisting with classroom parties (4 yrs), helping with hearing/vision screening (2-3 yrs), and helping at the book fair (1-2 yrs). 

Erika grew up in Maple Valley, WA. She graduated from Central Washington University with a BS in Nutrition and a BA in Spanish. She worked for Overlake Hospital as a Clinical Dietitian for 9 years. She helped start and operate her husband’s dental office for 13+ years. Currently, Erika operates her own small dog walking/care business but plans to return to the workforce in a more significant way in the future.

Children: Son in 5th Grade, Daughter in 3rd Grade

Hobbies: Exercise and outdoor activities, spending time with her kids, hanging out with her own dogs, traveling

Ashley Marcu, PTSA Treasurer

Ashley has served on the PTSA board as Treasurer for the past three years. She manages the budget and helps staff and volunteers with various money related tasks. She collects, deposits, tracks and reports all of the money that comes in and goes out for the PTSA. She is also in charge of the PTSA’s financial documentation to the state and keeps compliant with financial regulations and ensures our insurance is up to date. 

Ashley has also been an Art Docent for 3 years. She does many miscellaneous jobs from working in the classroom to helping with events and volunteering for many committees. She easily spends 20 hours a week helping with various volunteer jobs at Einstein. 

Ashley has a degree in Finance and worked as a manager in financial analytics supporting mortgage back security trading. She left the corporate world 10 years ago to focus on being a mom. She is currently a stay at home mom and enjoys focusing on volunteering in our community.

Children: Kindergartener, 3rd Grader, 4th Grader

Hobbies: Paper crafting, biking


 What it Takes

Fun Run

2 Co-Chairs

10-12 Parent Organizers

45+ Parent Volunteers

1000+ Hours

Staff Appreciation

2 Organizers

85 Organizer Hours

16 Parent Volunteer Hours

70 Food Dishes Donated

Fruit Cutting

1 Organizer

12 Organizer Hours

10-20 Parent Volunteers

380 Parent Volunteer Hours


1 Editor

120-150 Editor Hours

23 Content Contributors

70+ Content Contributor Hours

Vision/Hearing Screening

1 Organizer

10 Organizer Hours

22 Parent Volunteers

79 Parent Volunteer Hours

Pantry Packs

1 Organizer

60+ Volunteer Hours

2200+ Pantry Packs Distributed


Volunteer Expectations

  • To ensure the safety of our students and staff, all individuals must go through the district’s volunteer application process online and be approved before beginning a volunteer assignment. It's FREE and takes just a few minutes. You may also pick up an application in the office. Approval is valid for two years. After that, you must reapply.
  • Review the Volunteer Orientation Information and LWSD Volunteer Handbook.
  • When you come to the school to volunteer:
    • 1. Sign in at the main office.
    • 2. Wear a name tag and volunteer badge while you are in the school building.
    • 3. Sign out before you leave the building.
  • Keep all student information confidential.
  • Contact your teacher or Chair if you cannot make your scheduled volunteer time.
  • In accordance with LWSD policy, if you are volunteering in the classroom, office, library or hallway during school hours (8:50-3:30), we ask that you do not bring younger siblings along.
  • Refrain from making personal calls or texting while at the school volunteering.
  • It’s okay to say no. If you can’t volunteer, have a scheduling conflict or simply don't want to, let us know and we’ll find someone who can.
  • Our volunteers are important and we want you to be happy! If you ever have any concerns with your current volunteer placement, please contact


















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