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Milwaukee Public Schools is excited to get community members, alumni, businesses, faith-based organizations and families involved in making a difference in the lives of students this academic school year. MPS offers a variety of volunteer opportunities such as volunteering in a classroom, lending a hand in the school cafeteria or providing career support to high school students.

Click here to apply!

Frequently Asked Questions

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  Are volunteers required to be vaccinated?

Beginning November 1, 2021, volunteers looking to serve in-person will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or be approved for a medical or religious accommodation.

  Do I need to complete the application?

All individuals who would like to volunteer regularly or on an on-going basis must complete an application. One-time volunteers or chaperones for field trips are not required to complete the application.

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

No.  Applicants who have completed an application online do not need to complete another application. Applications stay on file for 12 months.

  Do I have to have a social security number to become a volunteer?

No. Applicants should enter all zeros  under the "social security number field" of the application. (Ex. 000-00-0000)

If a volunteer looks to serve virtually, they will need to include only their last 4-digits of their social to receive access to virtual platforms they will use in their role.

  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?

MPS welcomes 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 VicNet 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:
  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 view the VicNet Volunteer Guide or contact

  Can I complete community service at MPS to fulfill a court order or to receive state benefits?

MPS does not accept applicants who need community service for court-orders or state benefits.

Log Your Hours

With a VicNet account, you can:

  • Record your volunteer hours.
  • View and print your service hours.
  • Access volunteer resources
  • Update your profile.

Click here to login to VicNet




Sophia Smith

Volunteer Services Associate

Phone: 414-773-9823

Department of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Service

Customer Service Phone: 414-475-8204

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