Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer with the Cañon City School District. Cañon City Schools encourages parents, guardians and other individuals from the community to volunteer their time, knowledge and abilities for the benefit of students in our schools. Authorized Volunteers enrich the District’s educational programs and extracurricular activities and strengthen our schools’ relationships with families, businesses, and public agencies. Volunteers help at all grade levels in many different ways. Reading with a child, helping to coach a sports team, tutoring, being a teacher’s aide, and chaperoning a field trip are some of the common volunteer activities. The presence of authorized volunteers in the classroom, on school grounds and at activities away from school also enhances the supervision of students and contributes to school safety.
Under the direction of school personnel, Volunteers are those that work:
For parents, guardians or other interested individuals, our schools now have secure entries and use School Check-In to allow visitors into the building. Unless an individual is going to be a fully approved volunteer within the building, this is the system the District uses for visitors/volunteers within the building. You will be required to present a state issued ID to check in. The following volunteer activities include but are not limited to:
For the safety of our students, an application process and a more thorough background check is required before a volunteer can work with students in the following capacity:
Process to become a fully approved Volunteer:
Volunteer service is a privilege that may be granted, denied or revoked at any time in the District’s sole discretion.
Volunteers shall comply will all applicable District policies and regulations, as well as all applicable school rules.
The principal or his/her designee shall identify appropriate services for fully approved volunteers serving each school, and shall train volunteers as necessary to perform such services. To the extent necessary to perform services assigned by the principal or his/her designee, volunteers may be authorized to use District computers and Internet access. A volunteer’s use of District computers and internet access shall be subject to the terms and conditions of Board Policy GBEE governing Staff Use of Internet and Electronic Communications. The use of volunteers at any school or school activity shall not conflict with or replace any regularly authorized personnel staffing allotment.