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Have a question about becoming a volunteer at RRPS? Contact us at volunteers@rrps.net

Volunteering at Rio Rancho Public Schools

Rio Rancho Public Schools recognizes and truly appreciates the many volunteers in our schools offering a wealth of experience, cultural diversity and invaluable assistance to staff and students. We are excited to partner with you as we ignite student potential in every one of our students!

Volunteer Opportunities:

There are many opportunities to assist within Rio Rancho Public Schools as a volunteer. Below are just some of opportunities available:

  • Be a tutor/mentor or help students with homework

  • Listen to children read

  • Play educational games with students

  • Help students learn another language

  • Support special projects or activities

  • Chaperone field trips

  • Assist with after-school programs

  • Provide office support

  • Serve on a school council or committee

  • Assist with athletic events

Apply to Become a Volunteer:

*Per state law, school volunteers are required to complete an FBI background check. This is a more thorough background check than those previously required of volunteers.. 

Additional Requirements (New):

All volunteers will be required  to complete the HB 128 questionnaire and additional state mandated training prior to final approval to volunteer.  It is important that you enter an accurate email address, as you will be sent information on how to complete the state required training.  The training includes:

  • Detection and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Ethical Misconduct

  • Professional Responsibilities

  • Sexual Abuse and Assault

  • Substance Abuse

  • NMSU/CYFD course:

Volunteers who have cleared the background check and received an approval email may be utilized in any capacity with a school, at the discretion of the principal. The background screening is $44.00 and will be valid for 2 years from the date of the approval. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. We encourage you to read through the full scope of volunteer expectations in our Volunteer Handbook.

Steps to Apply:

Step 1: Raptor System Entry. After Raptor entry is complete, please move to step 2 to start the background application.

Step 2: Complete the Volunteer Application (Spanish Version will be added soon)-Please follow the steps carefully! To avoid your application being delayed, answer all questions and check all boxes, and do not leave any spaces blank.

Step 3: Please click here to request a SafeSchools account to complete required training modules.
*Upon approval of your background, you will have 30 days to complete all required SAFESchools training modules. If training is not completed within 30 days, your application will be denied and you will need to reapply and submit new fingerprints.

Step 4: Mail or hand-deliver packet in a sealed envelope to the RRPS District Office, located at 500 Laser Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 C/O Volunteer Coordinator. Do not email applications. Below are the 4 items that must be in each application:

  • Fingerprint Background Application

  • Rio Rancho Public Schools Criminal History Affidavit-This form must be fully completed, signed in front of a notary

    and be notarized.

  • Copy of Applicant's Driver's License-Copy should be clear and all information visible.

  • Fingerprint Capture Receipt with TCN number-This receipt will be given by the fingerprint capturing location.

*Please allow ten (10) business days to process the applications.

volunteer reading to a group of kindergarten students

Current or Expired Status

Wondering if your volunteer clearance is current? The school office can let you know if you are an approved volunteer and when your status will expire. 

If your status shows an upcoming expiration, 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