Colorado Springs School District 11 welcomes community engagement in our schools and throughout our programs. Volunteers are valued by district administration, staff and students.
- School volunteers assist in classrooms, tutor students, work with special programs, give classroom presentations, serve on committees or provide clerical support in the office or media center, etc.
- D11 Engage will place volunteers in the school of their choice and work with that school to find an assignment that meets both the volunteer's interest and expertise and the school's needs.
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION - ALL District 11 volunteers must be registered as required by Board Policy IJOC. The NTouch EZVolunteer module is accessible on the internet. Conducted throughout the school. This link provides information on how to access the NTouch EZVolunteer module.
VOLUNTEER DRIVER - Individuals transporting students must complete a Volunteer Registration form and a Volunteer Driver form. Volunteers must have a valid driver's license and proof of insurance.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - School administrators and staff request volunteers for specific opportunities at their schools. You will find a complete listing of current volunteer needs.
BACKGROUND CHECK - Random background checks are conducted throughout the school year. Board Policy IJOC and IJOC-R, as well as IJOA, require D11 volunteers who perform their duties without supervision of a D11 employee to submit to an extensive background check to include fingerprints as we do potential employees. Learn the procedures and requirements for completing the required background checks.
COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE - Board Policy IJOC allows individuals who have court ordered community service to complete their service in District 11 schools IF the offense is a Misdemeanor Offense, not involving children in any way and IF they are registered with Front Range Community Service IF the sentence is a result of an appearance in District Court. IF the service is a result of an appearance in Municipal Court, they must sign a District 11 Hold Harmless Agreement. ALL court ordered community service OR public service individuals must be screened through D11 Engage prior to beginning the community service/public service assignment so that the District is assured that they are properly registered and a Misdemeanor Offender ONLY.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE BANK - Could you be a guest speaker? Volunteers provide classroom enrichment programs sharing their travel experience, career expertise, talent or hobby as guest speakers. Could your organization host career field trip? These programs complement the approved curriculum and are requested by District 11 teachers. SIDEKICKS - Turn your workplace into a classroom! Volunteers provide students the opportunity to explore a career field of interest by hosting individual students or small groups of students at their workplace. Click HERE for more information.
GRANDFRIENDS - This project recruits retirees and other senior citizens to serve as teacher assistants and tutors in schools. Explore opportunities, learn of scheduled training opportunities and read testimonials from current GrandFriends.