Get Involved | Programs and Clubs

Whether you love being active outdoors or would rather be around books all day, there is a way to volunteer at Sato.
Several programs and clubs need volunteers during the day to help keep them running smoothly. 
Daytime activity volunteers help make some of the most important things happen in the school.
These volunteer positions can be as infrequent as once a year or as frequent as a few times a week.
Whatever your level of availability, there is somewhere you can lend a hand!

Sato Voyagers (Geography Club)

Sato Voyagers is a volunteer run geography program for 4th and 5th grades that is sponsored by SECO and encourages students to become global citizens. Students are provided with at-home study materials and given Map Checks during school hours, where they meet one-on-one with a volunteer to show what they have learned. As a volunteer you can help with quizzing students and rewarding them for successful map checks, production help, and more. There are five maps for the year and students will earn raffle tickets for prizes at each check. The more they have learned, the more raffle tickets they earn! There is also the chance to win the Voyagers trophy for their class. No background in geography is needed.

Please contact Stephanie Ciftci at with any questions! You can also log in to the volunteer portal and sign up to work with the Sato Voyagers.


Art Literacy

Art Literacy is a volunteer led program in the Beaverton schools where the works of various artists, plus art of a culture, are introduced to each class throughout the year. All you need is the belief art is important for every student and a willingness to talk to students about art and artists or to be a helper.

Volunteers attend a training meeting before the classroom lesson to hear about that month’s lesson. It includes a scripted lesson, a PowerPoint presentation of artworks and an art project. All the material and training is provided for you! The classroom lesson is one hour plus time for set up and clean up. 

We Believe Art Literacy –

  • Teaches students to think creatively and problem solve, both which will help prepare them for the future.

  • Helps students form mental images – an ability chemists, engineers, architects, designers and inventors use to think up new ideas.

  • Celebrates many perspectives. Students learn there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

  • Is so much more than what you see!



Everyday, our Library Media Assistant would like help with checking books in and out and re-shelving returned books.  Afternoons from 12:45-3 when the kindergarten, first and second graders have library are the most needed times.  The shifts for those classes can be found on MyVolunteerPage.  It's an easy and fun way of instilling the love of reading to our kids!


OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books)

Oregon Battle of the Books starts in January!  OBOB is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant.  Students in 3rd-5th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students. Find out more here!

OBOB is run completely by volunteers through the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) and funded partially through the Library Services and Technology Act, LSTA.

Volunteers help run the battles (game show style!) during school hours and keep time during them. Timekeepers are needed every day - no training required. Please email Tammy Fry at if you can help. 


Running Club

Running Club is one of the most popular clubs at Sato, but we rely on volunteers to keep it running! (Pun intended!) Join us on Tuesday mornings from 7:45-8:15am and Thursdays at lunch recess (11:00am-1:00pm).  We need 4-6 volunteers for each time slot each week. Meet us at the parent pick-up gate (near the covered play area) at 7:40am for a 7:45am start time Tuesday and 10:45am on Thursdays.  If the weather is calling for rain/snow, we will make the decision to cancel by 8pm the night before and send out a notification.

During Running Club, students run around the track during the allotted time. Each time they complete a lap, a volunteer will mark their mileage club card. When they run their first mile, they will receive a wristband. When they run 3 miles, they will receive a chain and a token. When they reach 6 and 10 miles, they will receive another token for their chain. A special ribbon will be awarded to students who complete a half marathon and a medal will be awarded when a full marathon is complete. Kindergarten through 5th grades may participate - anytime. Every student is already a member! All they need to do is show up at the track behind the school during the designated times and there will be a running card waiting for them!

Parents must have completed the volunteer background check to be allowed on the field. Please note, no dogs or other pets are allowed on the field.
If you are a Running Club volunteer please remember, like with any volunteering job at Sato, you need to make other arrangements for younger siblings/children. Volunteers cannot bring younger children with them when they volunteer.  Thank you for understanding this is for everyone’s safety!