Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Communities In Schools.  Please read below prior to completing a volunteer application.  Please note that most volunteer opportunities occur during school hours.

CIS looks for volunteers that possess our values, believe in our mission, and agree to the following standards:

  • Must consent to an ongoing background check (if working directly with students)
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must follow all volunteer guidelines and policies
  • Understand that volunteers represent the agency and are expected to dress in business casual attire for most volunteer roles


All volunteers working with students are required to pass an annual background check.  Please allow 2 weeks for your application to process.

Complete the Online Volunteer Application.  Click here to get started.

As part of the application, you must upload a copy of your valid State Driver’s License or government issues I.D. (e.g., passport, state I.D.).  Make sure to have a copy ready to upload prior to beginning the application.  If you are volunteering with a special project, please select the program name from the drop-down list.

Once completed, CIS-SA Community Engagement staff will follow up with you.

Have questions about the volunteer application process?  Email

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with CIS!