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UPDATE as of 10.15.21:

Visitors and volunteers

Visitors and volunteers will be allowed in schools to support academic and programming activities.   This guidance is subject to change due to COVID-19 rates.  All visitors and volunteers must follow MPS COVID-19 health and safety protocols. 

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirement:  On September 14, the MPS Board of Education unanimously supported a resolution requiring all MPS staff members as well as all contractors, community partners, and volunteers who have direct contact with students to either certify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or commit to regular COVID-19 testing.  

Beginning October 15, MPS will require all volunteers to certify that they agree to follow this requirement by either being fully vaccinated or committing to testing within a week of entering an MPS building. The form is available online and paper copies of the form will also be available at the school check-in desk (in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish). Please bring a copy of the completed form to show whenever you check-in for your volunteer shift at your school.  The school will not collect a copy of your completed form; you can keep the form to show each time you volunteer.

For more information, including key definitions and FAQs, please review the MPS Vaccination Requirement FAQs which continues to be updated for immediate answers and guidance.

Parent/Guardian/Family Volunteers: Volunteer Applications are available online or check in with your school for a copy of a paper application.  Please be patient as you reach out to your school about volunteer opportunities as many Volunteer Liaisons return to work in early September. 

Community Member Volunteers: Volunteer Applications are available online.  If there is a school that you are interested in volunteering at, you are welcome to contact the school directly.  If you would like help finding a good volunteer fit, please email volunteer.services@mpls.k12.mn.us or call 612-668-0128.

Background Checks: any visitors or volunteers that may have unsupervised contact with students must underego a background check.  MPS will begin processing volunteer background checks on October 27, 2021.

Volunteer Expectations and Orientation: All MPS volunteers must read and agree to the MPS Volunteer Expectations.  Volunteer Orientation will take place at the school level.


Volunteer Liaisons:  Please connect with Sharifa Urey at sharifa.urey@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-0128 to confirm that you are the correct contact for your school site.

Questions? please contact:  

Sharifa Urey, Project Coordinator
Communications, Engagement & External Relations
sharifa.urey@mpls.k12.mn.us or volunteer.services@mpls.k12.mn.us