WHO Volunteer Opportunities
WHO is a volunteer organization. What we are able to accomplish is due to the talents and efforts of volunteers. Conversely, what we don’t have volunteers for, doesn’t happen. Below are some volunteer positions. If one of them is a good fit for your interests and talents, please contact WHO.
Advocacy From Home
Often WHO needs individuals to make follow up calls to State Representatives and Senators alerting them to the fact that they are receiving an important letter that they need to pay attention to! These calls usually involve talking to an aid to the legislator. Volunteers would be furnished with the content of the letter being sent, an outline of the issues involved, a basic script about what needs to be communicated, and contact phone numbers and emails for further questions or comments from the legislator. If you are interested in an advocacy job that can be done from home, this is it! Email WHO Advocacy by Phone.
WHO Board Position
The Washington Homeschool Organization board is a working board. Board membership is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our bylaws mandate a board of six to ten members. Board members need to agree with and support the purpose of the organization, and be willing to educate themselves on the issues facing homeschoolers. Experience at the local support group level is helpful. If you are interested in board membership please see our Board Nomination Packet.
WHO Bylaws Article II – Purpose
Section 1. The mission of the Organization shall be to serve the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State. WHO shall be non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-discriminating in its views of homeschooling and participation in its activities.
Section 2. Specifically, the purposes of the Organization shall be:
- To promote the interchange of information and support among homeschooling families and support groups in Washington state.
- To keep abreast of legislative developments to ensure independence for the homeschooler.
- To facilitate an informed statewide awareness of homeschooling.
- To provide assistance to credible research about homeschoolers and homeschooling results and/or outcomes.
- To assist parents, who are considering homeschooling, to make an informed choice and to offer resource information and support to those who have chosen the homeschooling option.
- To encourage educational growth for homeschooling parents.
- To assist homeschoolers and support groups establish communication with local school officials when needed and offer support and assistance in maintaining homeschooling rights under the law.
- To assist and support local homeschool groups, and those wishing to form support groups, by offering counseling, guidance, and information on organization of such groups.
- To uplift all honest and sincere endeavors to promote homeschooling.