Volunteers

Thank you for sharing your time and talent!

 

Volunteer opportunities will come from the Raptor system, Please check your Spam/Junk folder for opportunities and your confirmation email to volunteer.  You may accept the email as a safe sender to eliminate the hassle of checking junk/spam mail. 

 

Please use the links below to register and see volunteer opportunities. If registering, allow 5-10 business days for processing. 

For charter schools, please contact the school office for volunteer registration and information. DO NOT register with PSD. Charter schools are: Compass Community, Global Village Academy, Fort Collins Montessori, Liberty Common, Mountain Sage and Ridgeview Classical.
 

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Volunteer Opportunities


COVID Protocols: Self-monitoring for symptoms is required before entering a school. Volunteer opportunities at schools may be designed to limit the potential for close contact as much as possible. Volunteers should report to the school as quickly as possible if:

  • Identified as a close contact of an individual who tested positive or probable for COVID-19
  • You test positive or are considered probable for COVID-19. 
  • Visit the PSD COVID Health and Safety web page for information about returning to school. 

 

New Raptor Volunteer Check-In System

Poudre School District is using a new visitor and volunteer check-in system called Raptor. Nothing is more important than the safety of our students and staff. That is why PSD is using the nationally recognized Raptor Technologies visitor and volunteer management system, which is used in more than 50,000 K-12 schools worldwide.

With Raptor, PSD can:  

  • Verify the identity of visitors and volunteers at all schools to ensure that they are there for educational and approved support purposes 
  • Know who is in a school in real-time in the event of an emergency.  

 
What you need to know and do 

  • Always enter schools through the secure front entrance. Do not attempt to go through side doors or prop doors open for others. 
  • If dropping off your child’s lunch or homework at the front desk/entrance, do NOT check in using Raptor.  
  • If going beyond the school’s front entrance, DO follow these steps to check in: A hand with a card giving it to another hand. Computer screen in the background.
     

First-time visitors and volunteers 

  • See front desk staff.  
  • Provide an ID to be scanned (e.g., driver's licenses, passport ID cards, or other government- and military-issued ID cards with a bar stripe).  
    • Don’t have one? See the front desk staff, who can manually confirm identification using passports, birth certificates, permanent resident cards, Native American tribal documents, voter registration card, and more. 
  • Raptor system runs a real-time check of the national registered sex offender database.  
    • PSD has protocols to promote safety and maintain the dignity and confidentiality of individuals, should this search yield any results. 
    • If there are no results, the individual will be given a badge and cleared to enter. 
  • Return to the front desk to sign out upon leaving. 


Returning visitors and volunteers

  • Check in at the front desk. 
  • Returning visitors with an existing record can be checked in without scanning their identification card/verifying document. 
  • If there are no results, the individual will be given a badge and cleared to enter. 

Questions about the check-in system? Find FAQs on the the School Visitor Check-In System web page


FAQs

What's the difference between a visitor and a volunteer?

 

Visitors are occasional and infrequent

Visitors do not engage with students in an unsupervised setting, for instance:

  • Lunch with your student (infrequent)
  • Someone touring site
  • Contractor working on site
  • Deliver supplies to site
  • Meet with a teacher

Visitors are security screened upon entry to the school building.

For visitor questions: Norm Bastian, security manager - nbastian@psdschools.org or 970.490.3523

Volunteers are regular and ongoing

Volunteers may engage with students in school settings, such as :

  • Small groups
  • Field trips
  • Activities or clubs
  • Classroom parties
  • Library or Specials Helpers

Volunteers must register and have a background check in advance.

For volunteer questions: Dawn Feit, Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator - dfeit@psdschools.org or  970.490.3517 

Are volunteers allowed in schools?

 It is up to each school's principal and administrative team to determine if and how volunteers are used.

Who can register to volunteer? 

Any individuals over the age of 18, as well as PSD students and staff.

What happens when I register to volunteer? Do I have to sign an agreement?

What happens when I register to volunteer? Your application can take up to 10 business days to complete. If your background check clears, you will receive an automated notification and may proceed to volunteer.

Do I have to sign an agreement? Yes, When you apply you will be agreeing to the Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement or the Acuerdo de Confidencialidad del Voluntario.

Do I need to register if I only volunteer for one day or one event?

Yes. This requirement applies to all volunteer service, whether it is only for a single occasion or will occur on a sporadic or regular basis, and regardless of the program, event or activity involved. Review the PSD Volunteer Policy KJ here.

Am I required to register each new school year?

No. Please keep your volunteer account updated with school preferences and contact information. PSD's policy is to re-run background checks every three years on active volunteers. 

Contact Information

Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator
Dawn Feit  |  dfeit@psdschools.org or volunteers@psdschools.org | 970.490.3517