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UPDATE as of 8/18/21:

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. Face coverings are required in all MPS buildings.

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 have a background check completed.  MPS will begin processing volunteer background checks in early October as we must prioritize new hire/staff background checks.  We ask for your patience and understanding during this time. 

What can volunteers do in the meantime?  Volunteers can support schools in fully supervised roles including classroom support, back-to-school events, recess duty, bus arrival/dismissal, and more, as long as they are fully supervised.  Volunteer roles vary by school and can evolve as the year progresses and when we are able to process background checks.

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