Thank you to all the volunteers that logged over 99,000* hours of volunteering in PPS schools in the 2019-20 school year!
Here is a slideshow with photos submitted by PPS staff and PTA in appreciation of all the volunteers who contribute so much!
*99,000 hours were logged in the volunteer sign-in system in PPS schools during the 2019-20 school year. Thus, it does not include volunteer hours done from home or during the school closure, but is actual hours volunteers spent in PPS schools.
Volunteering with Portland Public Schools
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Portland Public Schools!
We believe that families and community members are important partners to support our students. To ensure a safe environment for our students, PPS requires volunteers to follow the steps below. Please review the Volunteer Code of Conduct (Step 1) and Mandatory Volunteer Training (Step 2) prior to completing the volunteer application (Step 3). In the online volunteer application, you will need to sign that you have reviewed these materials and agree to adhere to all of the requirements. A person is considered a volunteer if they have the potential for unsupervised contact with PPS students during school hours, including chaperones for field trips.
Steps To Become a Volunteer (click to expand)
1. Read the Volunteer Code of Conduct
2. Review the Mandatory Volunteer Training
3. Submit a Volunteer Application and Volunteer Background Check
4. Approval Notification
5. Approved volunteers should bring government-issued ID
PPS Board Policies
PPS Board Policies & Administrative Directives