Volunteers

We appreciate your interest and value your time assisting in the classroom, office, cafeteria, library, on a field trip, or wherever you choose to apply your talents in our schools.

Who We’re Looking For

The Peoria Unified School District offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Some jobs provide the volunteer with a chance to work with children while many other jobs are available to those who prefer not to work directly with students.

Everyone who cares about children and education is a potential volunteer. Prior teaching experience is not necessary. Volunteers include seniors, community members, college students, parents, and grandparents.

Whether you would like to volunteer at an elementary or high school, all Peoria Unified volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and provide a new application every year, even if you are a returning volunteer.

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education

For those who enjoy working directly with individual or small groups of students, volunteers are needed to listen to students read, reinforce basic math, or assist students with written assignments.

Classroom Assistance Volunteer

Classroom Assistance Volunteer

Classroom volunteers perform tasks such as putting up bulletin boards, correcting papers, preparing materials, photocopying, and other jobs to provide the teacher with more time for planning and teaching students.

Office Clerical Assistant

Office Clerical Assistant

Clerical assistants work with the school secretary and office staff to provide support and assistance with duties such as sorting mail, photocopying school newsletters and flyers, preparing and distributing classroom supply orders, typing, answering phones, and preparing bulletin boards for the office area.

Special Education Volunteer

Special Education Volunteer

Our school system serves many children with special needs. Children with physical, mental, or emotional handicaps benefit greatly from the assistance of an extra caring adult. Volunteers are needed to assist students who attend special education classes in neighborhood schools throughout the district. For example, physically handicapped students who are unable to write need volunteers to write for them.

School Volunteer

School Volunteer

Our schools have a variety of positions that may not be shown here. We may post various opportunities from time to time, so keep checking back for all of our Volunteer opportunities.

Library or Media Center Volunteer

Library or Media Center Volunteer

Assistance to the librarian or media center specialist can be provided by repairing and shelving books, completing clerical tasks, or preparing bulletin boards and displays. Volunteers may also choose to work directly with students helping them to locate and use library materials.

Visual and Performing Arts

Visual and Performing Arts

Typical volunteers for Arts would be fieldtrip chaperones, performance and event support and staffing for performing arts groups (especially HS marching band) as well as the various booster club organizations for all areas of the arts.

Athletics and Coaching

Athletics and Coaching

If you would like to volunteer in our athletics, please visit the athletics tab for opportunities and search for "Volunteer".

Our Volunteer Process

The safety of our students is of great concern to us. To ensure school safety, we have chosen to take various precautions to protect our students.

We recommend submitting applications at least two weeks prior to any event or activity you would like to support. This allows time for background checks to process.

1 Online Application

The first step is completing the online volunteer application where we will carefully collect your information and conduct a background check.

2 Phone Screening

Once your application is in, the campus or site administrator reviews your information and may contact you to further discuss your interests. The campus will notify Human Resources of your intent to volunteer.

3 Fingerprint Clearance

If you are supporting a chaperoned event, we will need to roll your fingerprints. If you already possess an IVP Fingerprint card from the state of Arizona, Human Resources will need a copy. If you do not have a fingerprint card we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the District office where we will roll your fingerprints. For more information on obtaining a Fingerprint Card from Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) you may visit: https://www.azdps.gov/services/public/fingerprint

4 Volunteer Badge

Once Human Resources notifies your school you are authorized to volunteer, the campus will contact you regarding next steps. Each time you arrive to volunteer you will sign in and receive a badge. When finished for the day, sign out and return your badge.

Other Requirements

New volunteers are required to read the district’s Volunteer Handbook, view the Volunteer Orientation video, complete the Emergency Contact Sheet and turn in to the front office where volunteering.

Chaperones must complete the questionnaire after viewing the Field Trip Chaperone Orientation.

Volunteers are required to sign in/sign out and record volunteer hours.

All volunteer athletic coaches must apply through our Athletics Tab and search for Volunteer Coach.

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