Get Involved

Why should you volunteer?

Did you know that SNOW is run by volunteer SNOW members who are busy school nurses just like you? Please consider stepping up to help. Come make a difference to school nursing in Washington State!

You are likely questioning your ability to dedicate your time as you weigh the demands of your job and personal responsibilities but serving as a volunteer board member is a valuable, rewarding experience that will strengthen your professional skills.

How Can You Get Involved?

Areas Representative

Areas Representative

Area Representatives are the backbone of SNOW! SNOW is divided into 10 regional areas that have a Representative (or two in the case of an area with greater than 25% of the total membership). Area Representatives are responsible for organizing at least three meetings a year in their Area and attending the SNOW Board meetings.

Area Representatives are voting members of the Board of Directors. Additional responsibilities include participating on the Nominations Committee, soliciting nominations for awards, communicating with nurses in the area they represent, and participating on task forces or ad hoc committees. You will be networking with nurses from your area and all around the state, adding your voice to SNOW issues and staying informed about school nursing at the local, state and national levels.

The Area Representative is a 2-year commitment.

Area Representatives needed in these Areas:

  • Area 2A & B (King County)
  • Area 3 (Clallam, Jefferson & Kitsap County)
  • Area 4 (Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston Counties)
  • Area 5 (Clark, Cowlitz, part of Klickitat, part of Pacific, Skamania & Wahklakum County)
  • Area 7 (Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Spokane a& Whitman County)
  • Area 9 (Chelan, Douglas, Grant & Okanogan County)

Benefits of Volunteering

Strengthen Leadership Skills.

Your participation will give you the opportunity to strengthen your ability to engage & motivate others in pursuit of goals that shape school nursing in Washington.

Build Relationships.

By serving as a board member, you will increase your network of contacts & deepen your relationships with school nursing peers, creating opportunities for collaboration that will have a lasting impact.

Think Strategically.

As a volunteer leader, you will gain expertise in discerning how to best contribute strategic, proactive support to the overarching issues of school health, such as advocacy and best practices.

Reap the Rewards.

The greatest reward for serving as a volunteer board member is the satisfaction that your time was well spent, that you learned something new & helped make a difference for school nursing.

Don’t have experience?

Not to worry! None is needed or expected! New board members are oriented and mentored by seasoned members. Serving on the board is a great way to learn and grow in your role as a school nurse surrounded by an extremely understanding group of people that get how hard we work every day.

Contact the current VP and Nominating Chair if you have questions or would like to get involved.