Become an APS Volunteer

Become an APS School Volunteer

All interested school volunteers should contact the school for volunteer opportunities specific to that school community. To locate a school building contact, click here. Please check out our  brochure to learn more about volunteer opportunities in our district.

Corporate and community partners may be connected to district contacts for more specific guidance related to your program connection.

Volunteer Registration

All school volunteers are required to complete a form. This document is automatically sent to your selected school building principal and office staff. A separate form must be completed for each school of interest.

Volunteers will receive an email notice confirming receipt of the completed form.

Click here to complete the Volunteer Application.

Security Checks

All volunteers are subject to a background check process used by the Akron Public Schools District. School personnel will request a copy of your Ohio driver's license and/or state I.D. for this purpose. Volunteers working one-on-one with students are required to get a background check. The cost for a FBI/BCI check is $48. Please contact Merge Freeman at 330-761-2961 or 330.761.2914 for more information about the background check process. Any APS volunteer serving students without the supervision of an APS staff person or in a one-on-one (student-adult) environment (virtually or in person) is required to complete a background check for volunteer approval, prior to the start of service.

Please contact your program liaison for more information about how to proceed with your volunteer work.
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