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Volunteer During Remote Learning
We welcome parents/guardians, families, and community members to volunteer in our schools.
A volunteer is any person (other than an employee or contractor) authorized by the Kent School District to assist in school learning, activities, competitions, or events.
Our volunteer program is not for the fulfillment of court-required community service or other obligations imposed for violations of laws.
Online Volunteer Activities
While we are in remote learning during the 2020-2021 school year, volunteers may join virtual meetings on Microsoft Teams or Canvas under the supervision of KSD staff. Volunteers may not be left alone with students in an online meeting.
During remote learning, volunteers may be asked to:
- Read to students online.
- Facilitate art projects online.
- Offer other online activities.
Become a Volunteer
As a new volunteer who has never served in a KSD school before, you must create a new Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) account, complete the online application, and pass a background check before beginning service.
Renew Volunteer Status
As a returning volunteer, you must access your existing Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) account online and update your profile authorizing a new background check before each school year.
Volunteer Renewal Process
1: Log in to your existing VIPS account
2: Agree to Volunteer Expectations
3: Answer Disclosure Questions
4: Update Contact Information if Needed
5: Upload New Identification if Needed
6: Save Profile
7: Receive Volunteer Status Email