University Schools

Volunteering

Volunteering—It really does take a village! We need your help to accomplish our goal of providing a great education to our students. Come on and jump right in—what are you waiting for?

Volunteer and Visitor Requirements

Volunteers will now need to complete an online application to receive authorization to volunteer. Please carefully read the information on this page.

Volunteers at University Schools must be at least 18 years of age, complete our online application, and pass a criminal background check before receiving authorization to volunteer at University Schools whether it be in a classroom or on a field trip. Please visit the links below for more information about volunteer requirements and expectations:

Please allow a 10 day processing time once you have completed your online application. If you have specific questions about volunteering opportunities with your student’s teacher, please contact them directly.

Visitors at University Schools must present a picture ID at the security vestibule for process through the RAPTOR system. The visitor will receive a printed badge that must be visible while on University Schools’ grounds. Visitors need to check out and turn in their badges at the security vestibule when leaving. Visitors are not required to complete an online application. Please visit the links below for more information about visitor requirements and expectations:

What Is the Difference Between a Volunteer and a Visitor?

A volunteer is an individual who provides a service without compensation for the benefit of University Schools, staff members, and/or students. Examples of services volunteers may provide include, but are not limited to: tutoring, leading small group activities, helping teachers/staff with organizational tasks, supervising students on field trips, or attending field trips, and working special events.

A visitor is any individual who enters University Schools for any other reason than mentioned above. For example, family and community members who are visiting for a class party or academic observation, meeting with a teacher or administrator, attending an activity involving their student, or having lunch with their student do not have to register as a volunteer, but must sign in as a visitor at the school and present a valid ID. Parents, guardians, and other community members assisting students other than their own, or helping with the execution of a school-wide activity, such as a field trip or field day, must complete the online volunteer application.

For additional information go to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

If you have additional questions regarding the volunteer process or need further assistance, please contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteering@universityschools.com.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Schools really can't do it alone. There are so many ways for you to get involved. Remember, many hands make light work, so sign up for one, two, or for all!

  • Libraries -- If you would like to help in the elementary/high school library, volunteers are always needed to shelve books and to work at book fairs.  Please contact Mrs. Budzynski at rbudzynski@universityschools.com or (970) 506-7022. For volunteering at University Schools Middle School, please contact Amanda Haas at ahaas@universityschools.com.
  • Other Organizations - There are other organizations that support University Schools. You can find their information on our Website under the tab “Support Us”.