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Seattle needs more crossing guards. Sign up today!

Miss Shirley, a Crossing Guard helps a child cross the street safely

Miss Shirley, Crossing Guard. Photo credit: Mary Ellen Russell


Crossing guards serve as community ambassadors. They’re friendly faces kids see every day crossing to and from school.


Crossing guards help kids cross busy streets near their schools at 122 locations at the start & end of the school day.


With Seattle’s heavy traffic plus approximately 27,000 students in Seattle not being bused to school, this role is more important than ever.


30 crossing guard positions are open!


Plus, there many other locations where guards would be helpful. Seattle Public Schools is looking for reliable adults interested in working in a community-building role to apply.


This is a paid position involving one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. Arrangements can be made to split positions for morning or afternoon postings.  Holidays, school breaks, snow days, and summers are off!  The school district supplies the gear: a flag + clothing options: safety vest, long light-weight rain jacket, and a heavy winter coat.


Anyone interested should contact the Seattle Public Schools crossing guard coordinator: Yvonne Carpenter at 206-252-0907 or