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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.

Step 1: Volunteer Handbook

The Volunteer Handbook must be completed before you plan to volunteer and must be completed each year. The Volunteer Handbook includes:

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

Click here to complete the Volunteer Handbook.

Once completed and submitted, your form will automatically be on file at the schools(s) you selected.

Step 2: Background Check

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 at the school 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 and you need to complete a background check, please click on the orange box: “I want to volunteer”

*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 Jodie Graham to make arrangements.