Friends of Nova


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Nova is deeply committed to each and every student. It feels like a privilege to support this exceptional school.
— Kristin, Parent & FON Volunteer
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Get Involved!

You make a difference. Volunteering for Nova is meaningful work.  Contributing your skills, time and energy is a direct way to support our students, teachers and staff.

  • Come to a Friends of Nova meeting ( 2nd Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted from 6:30 - 7:45pm in the Nova Cafeteria) to learn more. 

  • Check out the Wish List, a real-time list of teacher and staff needs is another great way to contribute.

  • Fill out the FON volunteer form and we’ll get back to you.

  • Look through the active volunteer positions listed below and reach out to the contact person. Please note that if you’ll be working with youth, you will also need to fill out the Seattle Public Schools volunteer form.

Volunteer Opportunities

Spring Arts & Craft Fair and Silent Auction

Friends of Nova (FON) is looking for donations of crafts or special pieces of art as well as professional or personal services, gift certificates and other contributions for the Silent Auction at our upcoming Arts and Crafts Fair on April 25th. We also need help with the event. Here’s how to get involved:

To Donate:

  • To donate items, please fill out the donation form and deliver your contribution to Nova High School by April 1st, 2019.

  • If you would like to drop off or mail in your donations, the school’s address is 2410 E. Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98122. Attn: Arts and Crafts Fair. Please make sure to attach a copy of the donation form to your donation!  

  • Please contact Lisa Galarneau ( to arrange delivery or pick up if you can’t get the item to Nova during school hours (7:30AM-5PM Monday –Friday).

Event Coordination:
We also need help pre-event (cataloging and event planning) and on the day of the event (food, setup and clean up).  Please let Lisa know ( if you are interested in helping out! 

Nova Con Facilitators

We’re looking for volunteers to offer workshops on a wide range of topics for Nova Con.

Nova Con is a conference hosted for Nova students twice a year at the beginning of each semester. It is focused on justice, art and community workshops and events. The conference is designed to connect Nova students to our community and also to the many communities we are nested within.

Workshops are planned and facilitated by students, families and community facilitators. This also allows teachers to meet individually with every student before the semester starts to craft their unique educational experience.

We can’t provide this unique educational experience without the support of folks like you! For more information contact:  Email Eyva Winet or call 206.755.2931.

nova high school: Greeting student tours

Share info with prospective families. 2 hours per week, 8-10ish in the office answering the phone, collecting messages from interested families, making phone calls and helping the Recruitment Committee schedule Shadow Day, Orientations, and Tours!

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Fridays
Time: 8 - 10am
Location: Nova High School

nova high school: handyperson help

A few pieces of equipment could use someone handy. An electric werlitzer that doesn’t power up, a few light-tables are broken, some other equipment could use some love.

Availability: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Nova High School

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