Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Kent School District. Volunteers provide support to our schools making a difference for our students, staff, and families.
We welcome parents, families, and community members who want to assist schools with learning, activities, competitions, field trips, or events. Our volunteer program is not for the fulfillment of court-required community service or other obligations imposed for violations of laws.
Complete the Online Application
As a new volunteer, you are required to complete an online application, including a background check, through our Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) before beginning service.
To begin the application process, you will need:
- A valid email addresses.
- A valid state driver’s license, Washington State photo identification (ID), or U.S. passport.
- A current Proof of Insurance document is only required if you are applying to be a driver on a field trip.
Upload a Photo of Your ID or Proof of Insurance
Scan or take a photo of your ID or Proof of Insurance document and save it to your electronic device (as a PDF if possible) before beginning the online application. The file must be 3MB or smaller. If you need to learn how to resize your photo or have issues uploading it, see frequently asked questions before calling the school office.
A notification email of your volunteer status (approved, under review, or disapproved) will be sent to you within 24 hours of completing your online application.
Please check your spam or junk folders in your email if you do not see a notification email. Call the school office with questions.
Serve Year After Year
Returning volunteers are required to update their existing Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) profile and reauthorize a background check before beginning volunteer service each school year. You do not need to upload a photo of your ID, unless it has expired.
Please review frequently asked questions before contacting the school office.