Volunteers

Joan Parish and Mike Cowan

Superintendent Mike Cowan honors Joan Parish of Madison Elementary, MPS Volunteer of the Month.

We welcome new volunteers

Parents, grandparents, residents, business people, retirees and winter visitors are a source of special skills and personal attention — as school volunteers.

Elementary, junior high and high schools need volunteers to help in many ways, working directly with students or behind the scenes — in areas such as classrooms, offices and libraries.

Become a volunteer in MPS

Parents may volunteer at the schools their children attend. Others must contact the school of their choice for a referral to the MPS Volunteer Services Office. Nonparent volunteers complete applications and undergo background investigations through the Human Resources Department.

School administrators have the authority to determine the suitability of all prospective volunteers. For more information, visit the Volunteer Services website, or call (480) 472-0433.

We honor our volunteers

The school board and superintendent honor Volunteers of the Month at school board meetings. They receive $50 gift cards from the Mesa Foundation for Educational ExcellenceThey also receive commemorative tumblers, coasters and certificates of appreciation from the district.

National Public School Volunteer Week is in April. The school board and superintendent issue a proclamation each spring to express their gratitude for the countless contributions volunteers make to the quality of MPS and the success of its students.