Volunteer Connection

Volunteer Connection programs offer opportunities for tutors to assist students with learning in an academic setting. We are always looking for volunteers to commit one to two hours a week for a school semester or six-month period.

Why Volunteer at Bloomington Public Schools?

Volunteers are able to connect and inspire students at Bloomington Public Schools. Your time, energy, and positive presence as a volunteer will make a world of difference in the lives of every student.

How to Become a Volunteer

Per District Policy 906, volunteers and visitors are required to complete the following prior to entering the building:

  1. Read the volunteer handbook below and view the orientation video
  2. Complete an online volunteer application. If you completed the application process last school year, your application is still active. If you are unsure, please contact your school or Volunteer Connection.
  3. A background check (once your application is reviewed you will receive an email from Trusted Employees to complete the background check)
    • One-time visitors are exempt from completing a background check. There are other exceptions to this step. Please contact the Volunteer Connection office regarding questions.
    • A social security number is not required to volunteer in our schools.

Please note: Volunteers and visitors are not cleared until all steps are completed.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • K-12, classroom assistant, general education and special education (duties may vary)
  • Study Buddies Tutor: after-school and evenings, November - April
  • Lunchroom aides
  • Media center assistance
  • Other!

Forms and Resources

Staff: Request a Volunteer


Emily Gagnon
Volunteer Experiences Coordinator


Education Foundation of Bloomington


Education Foundation of Bloomington logo

The Education Foundation of Bloomington helps meet the educational needs of students of Bloomington Public Schools. EFB supports our students and staff through programs like Children's Food for Thought, Student Success Stipends, Innovation Grants and more. 

Education Foundation of Bloomington


Melissa Riebel
Education Foundation of Bloomington President