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At Academy District 20, volunteers play a pivotal role in student success. While Volunteers do not assume the responsibilities of school district staff, they can help tutor, read, chaperone, and other similar activities in the classroom and on campus.

Volunteers are not limited to just the classroom! In addition to helping teachers, we also have volunteers who help coaches, library staff, office staff, and after school clubs. If you have a particular skill or expertise, mentoring a group of students with similar interests or abilities can provide an opportunity for you to do something you love while passing on your knowledge to the next generation.

Volunteers are not limited to just parents! A volunteer include alumni, extended family members, and community members. From elementary to high school, we value the time and special talents of volunteers and welcome them into our Academy District 20 family.

How You Can Help

In the Front Office

  • Greet and welcome guests

  • Provide information to those who come to the front desk

  • Make copies, distribute mail, escort students and deliver passes

School Campus

  • Cafeteria and/or recess monitoring

  • Garden/outdoor maintenance

  • Organize or help with special events, including sporting events and extracurricular activities

  • Watch D.O.G.S


  • Reading to small groups

  • Assist in supervision

  • Help get materials ready

  • Put up bulletin boards


  • Organize shelves

  • Re-shelving books

  • Help get materials ready

Extracurricular Activities

  • Chaperone on field trips

  • Coach – all sports, primarily in middle and high schools

  • Clubs and more

Senior Property Tax Work-Off Program

At Academy District 20 we are proud to offer this program to any community member 60 years of age or older, who owns and resides in a home within ASD20 boundaries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with District 20! We hope that these following responses will help you in your application process.

  1. Can I volunteer if I'm not available on a regular basis?
    Yes! There are opportunities that occur monthly, after school, or special events that do not require an ongoing commitment.

  2. Do I need to have a background in education to volunteer?
    No, you do not need any experience in education to be a volunteer. Volunteers work closely with and under the direction of school staff and training will be provided by the teacher or staff member.

  3. Can I choose to volunteer in my child’s classroom or with a specific teacher?
    Yes! Once you are approved to volunteer through the HR department, you may reach out directly to your preferred school to ask what opportunities are available and they will assist you further.

  4. How long will I be an approved volunteer?
    You are approved to volunteer for three years. You will need to submit a new application every three years if you would like to continue to volunteer in ASD20.

  5. Do I need to be fingerprinted?
    All volunteers must complete a background check. The type of volunteering will determine the type of background check that is required.