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Make an impact this school year with these exciting MPS volunteer opportunities!

MPS Back-to-School Donation Drive - Support an MPS school by collecting their most needed  school supplies.  Supplies will be collected between July 30 and  September 7, 2018.

Run Back To School- Join MPS as we promote health and wellness for our youth and the community on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Volunteers will assist with cheering on runners, passing out water and more!

Day One - Volunteers are needed to welcome our students back to school on their first day of school. Day One celebrations will take place on August 13, 2018 and September 4, 2018. Sign-up today!

 

MPS Online Volunteer Application

Are you interested in volunteering in an MPS classroom?  Do you have administrative skills that our staff can use in their school office?  Interested in lending a hand in a cafeteria or on the playground?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, sign-up today to volunteer at a local MPS school near you. For a detailed list of opportunities, see our Opportunity Directory.

Follow these steps to apply:

1. Complete an online volunteer application.  CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE MPS VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

2. Create an online account on VicNet to view your application status. CLICK HERE TO CREATE YOUR VICNET ACCOUNT

Youth under 18 or those youth who have not graduated high school do not need to complete an online application. Contact your local school to learn about youth opportunities.

Note: In order to create a VicNet account, you must provide an email address on your application if you would like to create an online account. Creating an account is not required--however, is a simple way for you to have all of your volunteer information at your fingertips!

Logging into your account for the first time? Please see our FAQ at the bottom of the page.


MPS District-Wide Volunteer & Donation Opportunities 

Are you interested in volunteering but can't commit to an ongoing volunteer schedule?  Looking for a team-building expereince for your work group? Looking for an opportunity to donate needed supplies for our students? MPS is excited to offer you the opportunity to volunteer at one of our district wide events or to give an in-kind donation for our schools.  Contact 414-773-9823 for more information on upcoming opportunities!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to complete the application?

All individuals who would like to volunteer regularly or on an on-going basis must apply every 12 months. One-time volunteers or chaperones for field trips are not required to complete the application, but may be asked to do so by the school or department.

I filled out an application last year. Do I have to complete another one?

Yes, applicants who would like to volunteer regularly or on an on-going basis must apply online every 12 months.

I don’t have a Social Security number but I would like to volunteer. What should I do?

Individuals are invited to apply even if they don't have a Social Security Number.  This field can be left blank on the application.   

What if I want to volunteer at more than one school (or location)?

Please select each school where you are interested in volunteering, up to three, in the Preference section of the application.  

What if I’m not sure I’ll pass the background check?

We strongly encourage those interested in volunteering to apply. There is no cost for a background check to the applicant. 

Can I volunteer if I’m under 18 years of age?

We have many volunteers who are under 18. Minors who are interested in volunteering regularly or on an on-going basis must have a parent or guardian complete the volunteer application on his or her behalf.

How do I log in to my online volunteer account for the first time?

The email address that you provided on your application will be your username login.

  1. Go to the website for your volunteer account, called VicNet: https://www.volgistics.com/ex2/vicnet.dll/?from=307232
  2. Click Need a password?
  3. Enter your email address you used on your application.
  4. Click the Go button.
  5. Check your email address for a message from Volgistics.  This may take several minutes.
  6. Follow the instructions in the email – click on the URL and enter a new password.  Passwords must contain a combination of letters and numbers.
  7. Users should now be able to log in to VicNet.

If you encounter any issues signing up for an account, please contact volunteers@milwaukee.k12.wi.us.

Does MPS accept court-ordered community service?

MPS does not accept adult volunteers who need court-oredered community service hours.

Community members age 55 or better are invited to serve as a volunteer tutor at select elementary schools and help with literacy. Volunteer tutors are trained on tutoring techniques and volunteer in a classroom one day a week, for a minimum of 90 minutes.

Call 414-220-8653 to get started!

Are you an MPS teen looking for volunteer opportunities? 

Check out some of this info to get started volunteering!

Contacts

Sophia Smith

Volunteer Services Associate

Phone: 414-773-9823
Email: smith28@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Director:
Kellie Sigh
Department of Business, Community and Family Partnerships

 

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