• The District has hundreds of volunteers that play a key role in the daily operation of schools, sports, special projects, events, and a myriad of other opportunities. We consider this an invaluable contribution and asset. One of our most notable efforts includes the District’s newly launched “Let’s Read” initiative in which volunteers directly support children learning to read and becoming more proficient. Volunteering is easy, simply send an email to volunteer.dpscd@detroitk12.org and you will receive your packet with instruction on completing the application and the screening process. You may also pick up an application at your nearest DPSCD school/department. All volunteers will receive an orientation that will provide you information on the vision and direction of our District.


    Opportunities to Get Involved

    Alumni Association                                   Literacy Volunteer

    5,000 Male Role Models                            School-based needs

    Parent Academy                                      Mentoring

    Parent Action Leader                                Safe Routes to School

    Parent-Teacher Association                       School Advisory Council

    Parent Workshop Coordination                  Tutoring


Level 1 Volunteer

  • A Level 1 volunteer is one who has contact with students, within the presence of a District employee or is assigned duties that may not directly involve students. This level volunteer requires an Internet Criminal History Tool (ICHAT) and the Michigan State Police Sex Offender Registry check. 

Level 2 Volunteer

  • A Level 2 volunteer is one who has direct contact with students outside of the presence of a District employee or who is assigned duties such as: tutoring, overnight trip chaperone, coaching, or a long-term mentoring assignment. This level volunteer requires a Criminal Convictions/Background check and Fingerprinting. 

Contact Information

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