Volunteers in Aurora Public Schools
Honest, dependable and respectful volunteers are an essential part of the Aurora Public Schools team. Virtually every teacher in the elementary school now has the assistance of classroom volunteers, and there are many volunteers helping at the middle and high school levels as well.
Volunteers do so much more than assist in the classroom. They help in lunchrooms, libraries, and the school board office; teach after-school classes; perform exterior maintenance work; work with booster clubs and technology groups; offer economic donations, skills advisement and sharing; and contribute in countless other ways. In the classroom, volunteers are considered important and valued members of our teaching teams, helping provide each child with a fair measure of time and attention.
To ensure that our volunteers enhance the safety, security, well-being and success of our students, The Security department is now registering all volunteers and providing them with ID badges. In addition, a background check is performed on each volunteer. If the volunteer is committing to only a one-time event, he or she will simply need to register at the front office of the school or site.
1. All volunteers will need to obtain the Volunteer Approval Request form from the school where they will be volunteering prior to coming to the Security department. This form needs to be signed by the Principal. Please note that the Security department will need to have this form before the volunteer process can begin.
3. Come to the APS Security office to submit the registration form and get an ID card. Please bring a current government issued photo ID and your volunteer registration form, if you've already completed one. A background check will be done at this time. If the background check is not acceptable, the Security department will decline their offer to volunteer and notify the appropriate site.
4. Report to the front office at the school their child attends for scheduling and assignment of duties.
All volunteer badges are issued from August 1 until the last day of school and are valid until June 30th and must be renewed each year. An acceptance letter will be sent to their assigned school. The school can contact Amber Tabar in the Security office (303-365-7816, extension 28410) to confirm the volunteer's acceptance. The volunteer will have an ID badge, to be worn at all times while on school property for volunteer purposes.
The Security office is open for volunteer badges from 8:00 - 4:00, Monday - Friday.
*Must be at least 17 to go through the volunteer process, and anyone who is 17 will need to get their background check from the police department*
*If you have not been a resident of Colorado for a minimum of one year, you will have to pay $10 for Security to conduct a background check on your previous state*
Created on July 9th, 2011 | Last updated on November 28, 2012