Volunteers in Pueblo's Schools

Volunteers in Pueblo's Schools (VIPS)

Become a volunteer for Pueblo City Schools and help
make this year the best year ever for a child!

Your partnership with our District
will open a way for all children to learn,
lead and serve to their full potential now and in the future. 

Volunteer Application/Agreement
Return to Pueblo City Schools
315 W. 11th St. Pueblo, CO 81003
c/o Gina Gallegos

Background Check Procedures for Pueblo City Schools Volunteers

As stated in School Board Policy IJOC, school volunteers provide an invaluable service by supporting district instructional programs and extra curricular activities. The purpose of the Pueblo City Schools volunteer program, VIPS, shall be to:

1. Assist employees in providing more individualization and enrichment of instruction.
2. Build an understanding of school programs among interested citizens, thus stimulating widespread involvement in total education process.
3. Strengthen school/community relations through positive participation.

Volunteering with our students is not a right, but a privilege. Assuring as much as possible the well-being of our children in their learning environment is the paramount consideration of background checks. The following procedure is used in making background checks for volunteers:

-The volunteer applicant obtains an application/agreement from the VIPS Coordinator at the Administrative Services Center.
-The applicant fills out and submits the application to the VIPS Coordinator.
-The VIPS Coordinator submits the application to the Office of Human Resources for the background check. The application is processed through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website at District expense.
-The results of the background check are returned to the VIPS Coordinator.
-The VIPS Coordinator notifies the appropriate principal(s) of the names of individuals that have been approved or denied to work as a volunteer. No other information is released.
-No applicants with felonies on their records will be approved. Those with charged felonies that are dismissed will also not be approved.
-Applicants with misdemeanors will be approved on a case-by-case basis.
-Falsification of applications will constitute an automatic denial of the volunteer privilege.