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.

Call to Action!

Support Schools Welcoming New Arrivals

Current Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Extracurricular Activities



School Support

Donate to Support our Learners and Educators

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

Bare Necessities Drive

School & Classroom Supplies

  • 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.

Thank you Community Collaborators!