Volunteers are an important and integral part of our education system and community. They work alongside our staff and students to assist in achieving their success by providing support and enhancements to our academic, athletic and other programs. There are many ways you can get involved with District 49; volunteering is an excellent way to engage in our schools!

    To become a volunteer, you will need to complete the application which also includes a criminal background check. The application will ask you to enter in your information, school preferences, and which volunteer function you are wanting to provide support. At the end of the application, you will be asked to complete a criminal background check. You will be required to provide each address you have lived at, along with the dates you lived there, for the past ten years. The cost is $6.00 and you can pay with any major credit card. Volunteer background checks are only valid as described:

    • If a background check is completed between July 1 and Feb 28, the background check is valid through June 30.  
    • If a background check is completed between March 1 and June 30, the background check is valid until June 30 of the following year.​

    For example, if a background check is completed August 17, 2024, it is valid until June 30, 2025. If a background check is completed March 23, 2024, it is valid until June 30, 2026. If you volunteer for multiple school years, you will need to complete a new background check and pay the associated fee for each year you volunteer based on the parameters listed above.

    Please allow at least 72 hours for your background check and volunteer application to be reviewed and approved.

    All personal data and background check information remains confidential. As part of standard school safety practices, all volunteers and visitors to District 49 schools must provide a photo ID each time they visit any district facility.

    If you have visited the Human Resources department in the past to physically have your fingerprints rolled to be a volunteer, you do not need to complete a background check as listed above; that background check is valid indefinitely. 

    If you have any questions regarding the volunteer process or to verify whether or not you are an approved volunteer, please contact the Human Resources department at 719-495-1100.

    Please note, it is recommended that this application be submitted using a tablet, computer, or laptop. Mobile devices may cause formatting issues.

    Complete your online application by clicking here.