• Volunteering in Ankeny

    Thank you for seeking the opportunity to volunteer within the Ankeny Community School District. Applying to volunteer is a two- step process. Please note, our security procedures for volunteering have changed.

    STEP 1: EVERY YEAR  – The VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK must be completed every year if you plan to volunteer.  The Volunteer Information includes:

      • Volunteer information
      • Volunteer Objectives
      • Certification of Compliance 
      • Statement of Confidentiality

    Volunteer Handbook

    Click here to complete the Volunteer Handbook.  Once completed, your form will automatically be on file at the school(s) you selected.

  • STEP 2: EVERY 5 YEARS – A background check for volunteering within the Ankeny School District is required every 5 years. Background checks can no longer be printed. This document must be completed online. Please allow 2 weeks for processing background checks.

      • If you are unsure of the date of your last background check for volunteering, you will need to contact the secretary of the school where you plan to volunteer.*
      • If you have had a background check within the last 5 years only complete step 1
      • If you have never volunteered, or it has been more than 5 years since your last background check. Click on the orange box: “I want to volunteer”.
      • Click "Submit" at the end of the application and you will receive an email confirmation within an hour.
      • NOTE: Secure Volunteer will not process a background check if you have one on file with Ankeny Schools dated within the past 5 years. You will receive a rejection/denial email.

    All student observations, practicums, field experiences, student teaching, including social workers, nurses and counselors will be assigned through the district office. Please contact Catherine Parmerlee at catherine.parmerlee@ankenyschools.org to make arrangements. Thank you.