Volunteer Services coordinates parent and community resources through volunteer onboarding, training, consulting, and matching of in-kind donations to schools, all of which support students, staff, and families of DPS.Volunteer Background Check ProcessIndividuals interested in volunteering in-person or virtually are required to complete the DPS Volunteer Background Check . The Volunteer Background Check link is located on the DPS Volunteer Services website - https://equity.dpsk12.org/get-involved/volunteer-services/Volunteer Background Check for UNSUPERVISED VOLUNTEERSDPS has a Background Check Process for volunteers who work directly with students in an unsupervised setting (not in the line of sight of DPS staff). The Unsupervised Volunteer Background Check does not require fingerprinting. The higher-level background check will be completed online using Sterling Volunteers. This is the same platform used for Supervised Volunteers.
To invite a volunteer to complete the Unsupervised Volunteer Background Check using the Sterling Volunteers portal, please follow the steps outlined in the DPS Unsupervised Volunteer Background Check Guide. You will need the volunteer's name and email address to complete the Sterling Volunteers request.
Unsupervised Volunteers will be listed in the DPS Volunteer Portal and identified in the Position(s) column as Unsupervised Volunteer.
DPS Spellbinders Storyteller VolunteersSpellbinders Storytellers are a group of passionate volunteers trained in the art of oral storytelling. Its mission is to use the art of oral storytelling to enhance literacy, encourage character development, and build intergenerational communities. Each volunteer returns to the same classroom each month to provide a 20 to 40-minute (depending on the age of the children and the needs of the teacher) oral storytelling session. For more information and to schedule a storyteller, view the link.