Delano Public Schools welcomes volunteers and appreciates the benefits community members bring to our students.

Delano Schools utilizes the volunteer management system from Raptor Technologies to screen and track volunteers in our buildings.  This is the same system used for visitor management and ensures safety and security for students, staff and visitors.

Delano Schools’ risk management policy mandates that all volunteers MUST be registered every year with the district’s volunteer office prior to participating in any school related activity, including field trips. Registration consists of two parts:

1.  Volunteers MUST have a secure background check on file with District 879 or be a current employee of District 879. The background check is valid for THREE calendar years and can be accessed via the link below. The cost of the secure background check is $12, payable by the volunteer. If you had a background check done within the last two years or are a district employee, your background check is on file in the volunteer office and you will not need another during the 2019-20 school year.

2. Volunteers MUST complete — every school year — a volunteer application form, which can be accessed and completed at the link below. The application is web-based; there is no access to printed copies. If you don’t have access to a computer, you may complete the process in person in the school office. After submitting your volunteer application:

  • You will receive an automated e-mail telling you that your application has been received.
  • After the volunteer office reviews your application and your background check is completed and approved, you will receive an automated e-mail regarding your status as an approved volunteer.

We sincerely appreciate the countless hours volunteers contribute each year. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinators:

Shelley Hutchins and Peg Max
(763) 972-3365, ext. 1912

Click here to access the volunteer application.

Click here to access the secure background check.

Click here to view volunteer opportunities for 2019-20.

Registered volunteers can click here to sign up for or access their Raptor volunteer account.

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