Get Involved - Be a WPS Volunteer!
Families and community members play a vital role in creating an effective educational experience for our students. Volunteers work in a variety of capacities in the Wichita School District. During the 2014-15 school year, volunteers logged over 101,000 hours of time to Wichita Public Schools. Volunteers contributed nearly $2,150,000 in in-kind work, based on Points of Light Foundation estimates of an average volunteer's value.
Volunteers are parents, guardians, grandparents, business partners, church congregations, USD 259 students, college students, and senior citizens. These volunteers are represented in the economic, social, racial, religious, and educational backgrounds within the Wichita community.
Volunteers serve as tutors and mentors, provide assistance in the classroom, participate as career speakers, serve as lunch buddies, read to students, assist in the library, and participate on school site councils. We are committed to offering a menu of opportunities for the community to participate in school programs. Volunteer opportunities are flexible in scheduling.
To become a volunteer in USD 259, you need to complete the volunteer registration form found on this website. Online registration is available, and is the easiest way to begin making an impact. Once your have completed the simple form, click submit, and within 24-hours your information will be sent to school staff at the building(s) you indicated on your form.
If there are language needs, or if an individual is unable to access the online forms, paper forms are also available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. If you choose to complete a paper registration form, you can submit it in one of the following ways.
- Email: You can email your form to Jennifer Hartman in Strategic Communications. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mail: Mail your form to the following address: Wichita Public Schools- Volunteer & Partner Support, 903 S Edgemoor, Wichita, KS 67218.
- Inter-school Mail: Take your form to the school you wish to volunteer with and ask the secretary to please submit your form via interschool mail to Strategic Communications.
- Fax: Fax your form to Strategic Communications at 316-973-4612.
Volunteers go through a national background screening and simple training process. All volunteers must complete a volunteer registration form regardless of the level of contact with students.
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Volunteer training is offered throughout the school year, contact us to learn more!