Rio Rancho Public Schools recognizes and truly appreciates the multitude of Volunteers in our schools offering a wealth of experience, cultural diversity and invaluable assistance to staff and students. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. 


There are many opportunities for Volunteers:


  • Be a tutor or mentor
  • Help students with homework
  • Listen to children read
  • Play educational games with students
  • Assist with math or science
  • Share Information about local history
  • Help students learn another language
  • Support special projects or activities
  • Chaperone field trips
  • VolAssist with after-school programs
  • Provide office support
  • Become involved with school leadership
  • Assist with athletic events

*Specials Events may require a Level 3 background screening which is $25.00. These events may include but are not limited to out of state or overnight trips. If you are unsure if you need a Level 3 screening please contact your school. In order to receive the Level 3 screening, you must select Special Event/Function in the application on the Functions page.*

Welcome Volunteers

We are excited to partner with you as we ignite student potential in every one of our students! You will receive an email confirming your application once your application is received. Another email will notify you when your background check is complete. Volunteers who have cleared the background check and received approval may be utilized at any RRPS school at the discretion of the principal. Cleared volunteers may sign in with front office staff or use the volunteer kiosk; a volunteer ID sticker will be printed for daily use. Your background screening is valid for 2 years from the date of application.  

The cost of the general Level 2 background screening is $15 and the Level 3 screening for Special Events/Functions is $25 and both are paid to the vendor performing the search. Payment is made via credit card and is part of the application process. 

Please be aware that the background search verifies the demographic data entered on your application against the New Mexico State database. The information you enter on the application should match your State-issued driver's license or ID.
Note: If you’ve updated your address information with the State, but have not obtained a new license or ID to reflect the change, enter the information that is on file with the State.)

Wondering if your volunteer clearance is current?
The front office staff can let you know if you are an approved volunteer and when your status will expire. 
If you are soon to expire you should receive an email 30 days from your expiration date inviting you to reapply. 
*Note: You are not able to reapply sooner than 30 days from your expiration date.*

Additional questions, please email volunteers@rrps.net

HANDBOOK:  Please take a few moments to review the scope and expectations of our volunteer program as outlined in the Volunteer Handbook. 

Click here for handbook in English
 or here for Spanish.


Click here for application in 
English or here for Spanish.  


Trouble completing the application?
Call Raptor at 1-877-7RAPTOR 
Email: volunteers@rrps.net