Title: Lunch/Recess Buddy

Where: Bellingham elementary schools

When: Duration of school year, Monday-Friday, 11AM-1PM

Commitment: 1-Two hour shift per week


  • Lead organized games and activities
  • Aid in problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Provide socio-emotional support to students
  • Respect confidentiality of children and families

Training and Supervision: Training and supervision provided by lunch and cafeteria staff.

Personal Qualities required:

  • Friendly, flexible and sensitive to elementary students’ needs
  • Patient, dependable and responsible when working with students
  • Ability to work with students from varied backgrounds, age groups and skill levels
  • Good communication skills


All volunteers must complete the BPS volunteer application, pass a WATCH check and interview/train with school staff.

For more information: Jennifer Gaer, Volunteer Coordinator 360-647-6848