Volunteer Services

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DPS Volunteer Services provide resources to the DPS Community that support the engagement of volunteers in ensuring that Every Student Thrives.

Team DPS welcomes your involvement in our school community. Everyone benefits when parents, families, and the community are engaged in our children’s education. The ongoing social, academic, and emotional success of our kids rely heavily on this amazing network of individuals.

Contact Us

Sarah Rice, Volunteer Services Manager

Email Volunteer Services



Schools and volunteers should use this Sterling Volunteer link to start the background check process. You may select the link to access the background check online forms. School volunteer coordinators please reference the Denver Public Schools Sterling Volunteers Guide for assistance, or contact Volunteer Services. If you are receiving a "Good Deed Code" request during your submission you are utilizing the wrong link and should update it with the one in the guide above.

If you are interested in supporting DPS through volunteering please start our application. If you are already associated with a school, or want to volunteer at a specific school, please contact that schools Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Opportunities

DPS offers community members, and employees numerous volunteer opportunities to connect with our students and schools. For more information about individual volunteer opportunities, contact Volunteer Services unless otherwise noted. All volunteer opportunities require a background check.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Period Supplies Packing Party Extravaganza!

Justice Necessary and Denver Public Schools Family and Community Engagement have come together to provide 6,350, 1-month period product bags for Denver-area schools—we need your help to make it happen!

Event Date and Time: August 9th, 2024 | 9 AM - 3 PM

Location: Place Bridge Academy (7125 Cherry Creek N Dr, Denver, CO 80224)


Current Volunteer Opportunities

More opportunities are listed in the Volunteer Application.

DPS Spellbinders  are a group of passionate volunteers trained in the art of oral storytelling.  Spellbinders mission is to use the art of oral storytelling to enhance literacy, encourage character development and build inter-generational communities.

Interested individuals can get more information from the above links.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Extracurricular Activities



2024 National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Please see appreciation announcement from Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero: Volunteer Appreciation Week!

DPS CARES Volunteer with Student


Learn How To Make A Donation

How do donors know where to donate?

Donors find how to donate Gift In Kind donations through the DPS Volunteer Webpage.

How do donors notify Volunteer Services of their inquiry to donate?

By submitting a Donation Inquiry Form

Once the Donation Inquiry Form is submitted Volunteer Services receives a notification, reviews the submission and connects the donor with potentially interested schools.

Donations are REQUIRED to be delivered. Unless otherwise coordinated via school

Once the School and Donor connect and the donation has been given. The school should reply back to the original connecting email confirming the donation was received.

If the donation is over $500 value, schools need to fill out and email the DONATION FORM to board@dpsk12.org 

PLEASE cc Volunteer Services when emailing the Donation Form to the board for record reconciliation.

Schools can request to be put on a wish list via the DPS Volunteer Services School Donations Requests 2023-2024


Donate to Support our Learners and Educators

School & Classroom Supplies:

New school supplies are always needed for our students and classrooms throughout the year.

  • Calculators: Basic and scientific

  • Construction Paper

  • Crayons

  • Dry Erase Markers

  • Graph Paper

  • Highlighters

  • Pencils

  • Pencil Sharpeners

  • Spiral Notebooks

  • Scissors

  • Sticky Notes

  • Furniture: Desks, tables, folding chairs, etc.

  • Tools: Mechanics or “shop” tools.

  • Toys: New

  • Art Supplies

  • Cameras: Digital cameras and digital video cameras

  • Backpacks: New

  • Clothes: New clothing in various sizes

  • Computers: Computers are donated to PCs for People who will refurbish and distribute them to our students. Learn more about this process.

  • Laboratory Supplies: Biology, Chemistry, and robotics

  • Denver Citywide Marching Band is a music program within Denver Public Schools. The DCMB is made up of music students, grades 7th-12th, from 20 different schools across the district.  Needed instruments and equipment can be found on our  Amazon Wish List

  • Musical Instruments: We no longer accept pianos  To donate musical instruments, contact Christa Taylor at 720-423-1828.

    For all other supplies, contact Enterprise Management at 720-423-5654 for additional information and to arrange delivery.

Donation Resources

Thank you Community Collaborators!