Effective the 2021-2022 school year, the Security office is now processing Volunteers and Partners online only.

After the school confirms the need for the volunteer, the applicant will need to complete an online request and will submit their own personal information to Sterling Volunteers for the background check process to get started. School staff will receive necessary documentation from the applicant directly and will attach it to an online approval form.

COVID Vaccine Requirement: APS has a mandatory vaccination requirement that applies to Volunteers and Partners working in all APS sites. Proof of vaccination must be presented to school staff at the time the Volunteer/Partner is confirmed to perform work.

To register, the Volunteer/Partner is to do the following:

  1. Complete the online Volunteer/Partner Screening and Badge Request Form to start the process.
  2. After completing that form, the confirmation screen will show you a link to the Sterling Volunteers website along with a “good deed code” to use in order for APS to pay the background check fee. This also ensures we receive the results.

In addition, the school/site where the Volunteer/Partner will work will do the following:

  1. At the time the school designee (office staff, family liaison, etc.) confirms the need for a volunteer, they will need to obtain a copy of the volunteer’s ID and a current picture of the applicant.
  1. The APS staff member will also need to complete the Volunteer/Partner Approval Form electronically, and that form will prompt them to attach the ID and picture files of the volunteer/partner they are approving. You will be asked about vaccine requirement verification on this form.

The security office needs to receive and confirm that all steps above have been completed before approving and printing a Volunteer/Partner badge. Once printed, the badge will be sent via interschool mail to the APS site where the Volunteer or Partner will be helping (no exceptions).


CLICK HERE for a printable version of the instructions above.

CLICK HERE to access the Volunteer & Partner Screening and Badge Request Form.

CLICK HERE for access to the APS Volunteer Approval Form. (An aurorak12.org account is required to access this form.)


The Security office is open to the public Monday – Friday, 8:00-4:00, but most of your questions can be addressed by calling or emailing Mitzi Torres (303-365-7816, ext. 28410, mtorres@aurorak12.org).