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Lincoln Public Schools Volunteer Program

You can make a difference in the life of a student by serving as a volunteer. Each volunteer helps our students learn, grow and succeed. We are grateful to you for sharing your valuable time with Lincoln Public Schools!

Volunteer levels at Lincoln Public Schools!

LPS classifies volunteers by the type of volunteering activity and level of contact with students.

Level I Volunteers Level II Volunteers Level III Volunteers
Are in a highly public setting with minimal direct student contact and are under the supervision of LPS personnel. Level I Volunteers are not required to complete a volunteer application form. Contact the school office directly. Have frequent and direct student contact under the supervision of LPS staff. Level II Volunteers must complete a volunteer application form below. Have extended contact with students on or off campus, without another LPS employee. Level III Volunteers must complete a volunteer application form below and submit information for a national background check. Note: Social Security Number and date of birth are required to conduct the background check.
Examples
  • Helping in the front office with a mailing
  • Shredding paper
  • Stapling forms
  • Counting flyers for teacher homerooms
  • Shelving books in the media center
  • Decorating in the classroom
Examples
  • Room parent
  • Classroom readers
  • Field trips assistants
  • Chaperones for school events where students are supervised by an LPS employee (school dances, celebrations, homeroom parties)
Examples
  • Chaperoning an overnight band trip
  • Sponsoring an after school club
  • Driving for school or club events
  • School Activity outside of the school building that driving or an overnight stay is involved

To become a volunteer

  1. Use the volunteer descriptions above to determine which volunteer level applies to your interest.
  2. If you are interested in Level I volunteer activities, contact the school where you would like to volunteer. You are not required to fill out the volunteer form below.
  3. If you are interested in a Level II or III volunteer activity, please fill out the volunteer form below. Make sure to fill in the application fields completely and accurately. Read and respond to the Personal Conduct question and read the Volunteer Code of Conduct. Enter your name to serve as your digital signature and date the form to complete your application. This information is necessary to ensure safety and security to our students and staff.

  4. The window is active for 9 minutes and if no entries are made, a message will pop up allowing the applicant to press the OK button to keep the session active. After 10 minutes of inactivity the page refreshes to the lps.org home page and data is not saved.

  5. After you submit the form, Student Services will determine if you are eligible to serve as a volunteer.
  6. If you are eligible, the principal at the school you have selected will determine if your volunteer status will be activated.

Once your volunteer application has been reviewed and approved, you are eligible to volunteer for the current school year.

If you have questions, please contact Deb McKinney, 402-436-1668 Student Services, Security Department.

Please Complete the Application

Personal Information   (At least one phone number is required. All other fields are required.)
     
     
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and/or

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  (Will be used for volunteer purposes only)
  
  (Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number)


Affiliation   (Select at least one)
Parent Stepparent Legal Guardian
Aunt/Uncle Grandparent Sibling
Other Relative  
College Student Neighbor of School H.S. Student
Corporate Volunteer for:  
Other  

Volunteer Preference   (Select at least one)
Academic Tutor Classroom Reading Aide Office/Clerical Aide
Room Parent PTA/PTO Library Student Mentor
Intern Club Sponsor Field Trip/Chaperone Sporting Event
Other:  

Children or Grandchildren   (List any enrolled at LPS)
Child Name Grade School
Child:
Child:
Child:
Child:


School Volunteer Preference   (Select at least one)
School Grade
 No Grade Preference

Elementary School
PRE-KINDGRTN KINDERGARTEN 1ST GRADE 2ND GRADE
3RD GRADE 4TH GRADE 5TH GRADE

Middle School
6TH GRADE 7TH GRADE 8TH GRADE

High School
9TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 11TH GRADE 12TH GRADE
 No Grade Preference

Elementary School
PRE-KINDGRTN KINDERGARTEN 1ST GRADE 2ND GRADE
3RD GRADE 4TH GRADE 5TH GRADE

Middle School
6TH GRADE 7TH GRADE 8TH GRADE

High School
9TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 11TH GRADE 12TH GRADE
 No Grade Preference

Elementary School
PRE-KINDGRTN KINDERGARTEN 1ST GRADE 2ND GRADE
3RD GRADE 4TH GRADE 5TH GRADE

Middle School
6TH GRADE 7TH GRADE 8TH GRADE

High School
9TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 11TH GRADE 12TH GRADE


Personal Disclosure

I affirm that I have not been charged with or arrested for any of the following: (a) a felony; (b) rape, including statutory rape, or any other sexual assault; (c) sexual conduct with a minor of any kind; (d) abuse of a minor or child of any kind; (e) endangerment of a child or debauching a minor; (f) public indecency; (g) prostitution, pandering, or keeping a place of prostitution; (h) assault or battery; (i) kidnapping, false imprisonment or abduction; (j) child pornography; or (k) any offense in which a minor was a victim or a witness.

True    Not True  (If not true, please provide a full explanation)

Volunteer Code of Conduct

As a volunteer, I agree to abide by the following Volunteer Code of Conduct:

  1. Volunteers must agree to follow the district procedures for screening volunteers.
  2. Upon arrival volunteers will sign in with the Security Entrance Monitor or designated staff as per the district visitor sign in procedures.
  3. Volunteers will openly display the district visitor badge as required by the school.
  4. Volunteers agree to do what is in the best personal and educational interest of every child.
  5. Volunteers must carefully consider the time commitment they are willing to make in order to create an appropriate balance between volunteering and their personal lives. They also understand that LPS personnel are legally responsible for the overall management and operation of the school and its programs, and that volunteers serve in an advisory capacity unless requested to serve on a decision-making committee as designated by the principal.
  6. Volunteers must keep information confidential in regard to students and/or staff members within the school in which they volunteer. Such information is only to be discussed with the appropriate teacher or staff member at the school.
  7. Volunteers set an example for students.
  8. Volunteers may not discipline students. Such matters are to be referred to the appropriate staff member.
  9. Volunteers agree to notify the school principal if arrested for a misdemeanor or felony sex, drug or weapon related offense.

Verification/Agreement

I certify that I have made true, correct, and complete answers and statements on this application in the knowledge that they may be relied upon in considering my volunteer application. I understand it is my responsibility to immediately provide updated correct information if any application information changes at any time. I understand that any omission, falsification, or misrepresentation made by me on this application or any supplement to it will be sufficient grounds to not allow me to volunteer or terminate placement. I understand that disclosure of my social security number and date of birth are required for me to serve as a Level III Volunteer. And I understand it is needed in order to conduct a national background check for a Level III Volunteer.

In addition, I agree to follow the Volunteer Code of Conduct at all times or cease volunteering immediately.

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