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Become a Volunteer


Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer with Minneapolis Public Schools.  In order to become a volunteer at MPS, you must complete all of the following

1. Complete an online application- there are different forms for Community Member Volunteers and Parent/Guardian Volunteers

2. Some volunteer positions require you to complete a criminal background check. You will be notified if this is required.  Please allow 2 weeks for the background check process to be completed.

3. Complete an orientation to your volunteer position.  Please check with your school contact about orientation. 


 Additional resources below:

MPS Volunteer Expectations

MPS Volunteer Expectations (Spanish)

MPS Volunteer Expectations (Somali)

Criminal Background Check Authorization Form (Spanish)

Paper Volunteer Application

Paper Volunteer Application (Spanish)

Background Checks

Background checks are required for volunteers that will be working in an unsupervised role with a sudent(s).  Schools are able to decide which roles are considered unsupervised at their school.  Most field trips require a background check.  

You will recieve a link to complete an online background check within 7-10 days of receiving your authorization form.  You will be notified via email once your background check clears (typical processing time 2-3 days).  The school will also be notified of your background check results.  Please allow enough time for this process before your volunteering begins.

Once cleared, your background check will be good for two years.  

Please contact Rowan McDeid with questions about background checks:

Rowan McDeid
HR Specialist

Criminal Record Authorization Form

Criminal Record Authorization Form (Spanish)