Volunteer activities offer parents and community members opportunities to engage with their local school and support student learning. These experiences are mutually rewarding to students, parents, partners, and schools.
We offer two different levels of volunteer involvement and commitment:
- Examples of Level I Volunteers
- Overnight field trip chaperones
- Non-supervised classroom assistants
- Examples of Level II Volunteers
- Day field trip chaperones
- Assistants in schools with administrative duties
- Other volunteer activities in contact with students while supervised
Prospective volunteers must register with Family and Community Engagement (FACE) by completing the required CPS volunteer application forms and satisfying the requirements of the applicant review process.
As part of the application process, you will receive an email asking you to complete a background check and submit the report. CPS pays the fee for the background check. Background checks are run annually for returning Level 1 volunteers.
You will also be asked to submit TB test results that are less than two years old. We will provide information about where you can be tested. CPS does not cover the cost of the TB test.
Volunteers who plan to return for the following school year must notify their school by July 1. Returning volunteers do not need to submit new applications annually.
Volunteer Application Resources
View your volunteer coordinators