Volunteer Applications (on-line)

Lincoln Public Schools Volunteers         

 You can make a difference in the life of a student by serving in a broad variety of volunteer opportunities: reading to a child, shelving books in the library media center, chaperoning field trips and much more. Each and every volunteer helps our students learn, grow and succeed.  We are grateful to you for sharing your valuable time with Lincoln Public Schools.

 How to Get Started

Becoming a volunteer at Lincoln Public Schools is a simple process.

1. We have established several volunteer “levels” – based on contact with students and supervision by LPS staff. Please see below to determine which level applies to your volunteer interest.

2.   If you are interested in a Level 1 volunteer activity, simply contact the school where you would like to volunteer.  You are not required to fill out a volunteer form. (Examples may include but are not limited to: helping with a school mailing or helping in the media center shelving books.)

3.   If you are interested in a Level 2 or 3 volunteer activities, please fill out the volunteer form located on our volunteer webpage – https://wapp.lps.org/gold/volunteer/volunteer.cfm – making sure you fill out all the application fields completely and accurately.  The link is also located on the front of the LPS website – lps.org – under Popular Pages.

You will be asked to give us basic information, as well as sign a Volunteer Code of Conduct and a Personal Disclosure. This information is necessary in our continuing effort to provide safety and security to our students and staff. (Examples for Level 2 volunteers may include but are not limited to room parent, classroom readers, field trips and chaperones at middle and high school levels where students will be supervised by an LPS employee. Examples for Level 3 volunteers may include but are not limited to parents chaperoning an overnight band trip.)

4. Once your volunteer application has been cleared and you are selected by your school’s principal, you are eligible for the entire school year.

5.  Contact your school principal with questions.

Thank you so much.

Volunteer levels at Lincoln Public Schools

We have developed the following three levels of volunteers based upon contact with students and supervision by LPS staff:

Level I – Volunteers who come to school occasionally and are in a highly public setting with minimal direct student contact and who are under the supervision of LPS personnel are Level I. Level I Volunteers will not be required to complete a volunteer application. (Examples may include but are not limited to: helping with a school mailing or helping in the media center shelving books.)

Level II – Volunteers who have frequent and direct student contact but normally are under the supervision of LPS staff, are Level II. Level II Volunteers must complete a volunteer application form. (Examples may include but are not limited to room parent, classroom readers, field trips and chaperones at middle and high school levels where students will be supervised by an LPS employee.)

Level III – Volunteers who have extended unsupervised (without another adult present) contact with students on or off campus, or any overnight trip, are Level III. Level III Volunteers will be required to complete a volunteer application and have a national background check completed. The Social Security Number and date of birth are required in order to conduct the background check. (Examples may include but are not limited to parents chaperoning an overnight band trip.)