Mentors & Volunteer Placement
Mentors and volunteers are individuals who donate their time to schools and school district departments to assist with activities that enhance instruction, promote learning, and provide support to students and staff. All MVPs must fill out the Volunteer Interest Survey.
How to Join the Mentor & Volunteer Placement Program
#1 Choose Your Volunteer Track
A volunteer that will have direct contact with students NOT ALWAYS within sight and sound of a school district employee.
Examples of Track A Volunteering:
- Individual or small group tutoring
- One-to-one mentoring
- Field trip chaperone
Track A volunteers are required to complete an HR Volunteer Application and background check that is screened and approved by the Human Resources Department before they begin their volunteer duties.
A volunteer that may have direct contact with students but ALWAYS be within sight and sound of a school district employee.
Examples of Track B Volunteering:
- Classroom assistant
- School-Wide events assistant
- Science fair judge
Track B volunteers do not need to complete an HR Volunteer Application or background check. They are approved and coordinated by the principal/school district administrator.
#2 Fill Out the Volunteer Interest Survey
The volunteer interest survey collects information needed to become a volunteer in the school district and guides you through all required trainings and paperwork. Link to survey: tinyurl.com/BFFinterestsurvey
#3 Complete HR Volunteer Application (Track A Only)
Track A volunteers are required to complete the HR Volunteer Application. The application process includes a criminal background check, providing current contact information; signing a volunteer code of conduct; reviewing an information sheet on adult-student boundaries; and completing child abuse and bloodborne pathogen trainings. This application is available to print off when you are completing your Volunteer Interest Survey listed above, and is also available through the following link. k12northstar.org/HRvolunteerapp
We love to help volunteers and partners find the perfect match! If you already know where and how you would like to volunteer, contact the school/department directly. If you don’t know where you would like to volunteer, we will match you to the right program and location based on your skills and the needs of the school/department. Directions on this process are incorporated in the above Volunteer Interest Survey.