Get Involved!

Volunteers help make great things happen in Washougal schools. Whether you are interested in supporting an event, coordinating educational activities, or helping a teacher in the classroom, there’s a place for you. Background check is required.

CRGE Boosters: Support the success of all students at Columbia River Gorge Elementary. Learn more here.

Hathaway Boosters: Family participation, community building, and fundraising. Learn more here.

JMS Boosters: Support programs, activities, events and fundraisers at Jemtegaard Middle School. Learn more here.

Cape Boosters: Get involved for students at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School. Learn more here.

CCMS Boosters: Make a difference for students at Canyon Creek Middle School. Learn more here.

Gause Boosters: Participate in the Mileage Club, bring activities to the school, and fundraise. Learn more here.

The Panther Foundation: Support Washougal student athletes. Learn more here.

Washougal Schools Foundation: Help to make every student’s school experience a great one. Learn more here.


How do I get started?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Washougal Schools! First, connect with an organization or program above, or reach out to the school office to see how your talents might benefit students. Next, fill out a volunteer background check form to begin volunteering in schools!


Volunteer Highlights

Two women in royal blue school shirts smile and stand behind a table with volunteer materials and a blue table cloth on it.

Getting involved in a booster group is a great way to support Washougal kids. Contact your local school for more information about the booster group and opportunities to get involved.

“Parent and community involvement makes the magic happen! We are able to bring in special programs, activities, resources, time, and more,” said Kelli Eldridge, Gause Booster President. “We are very proud of the many programs the Boosters have helped to implement at Gause so it’s very difficult to narrow it down to just a couple, however we are very proud of our Mileage Club! This program is an opportunity for kids to run and move their body, make goals, earn tokens for their accomplishments, and help cheer on their peers.”

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Read Northwest is in need of volunteers! Dedicated volunteers spend time reading with elementary students at Gause, Hathaway, Cape Horn-Skye and Columbia River Gorge Elementary. The program promotes literacy and an early passion for reading. Applications are accepted year-round, but new volunteers are onboarded annually in September/ October. Apply today!


Adult volunteer tutors high school students at a table indoors.

East County Citizens Alliance Community School Partnership (CSP) CSP is a partnership between East County Citizens’ Alliance and Washougal High School. This program matches community volunteers with Washougal High School students who need support in one or more classes. Learn more and apply online here!



Two women stand while folding donated clothes.Volunteer in the Family Community Resource Center & Clothing Closet! Family Community Resource Centers (FCRC) support Washougal families with the resources they need to succeed. Reach out to your local school to learn how you can support the Family Community Resource Center by donating time, non-perishable food, clothing, or hygiene items.