Become an APS Volunteer

Become  an APS School Volunteer
ALL interested school volunteers should contact the school for volunteer opportunities specific to that school community.  To locate school building contact, please click here.  Please check out our brochure to learn more about volunteer opportunities in our district.
Corporate and Community partners may be connected to district contacts for more specific guidance related to your program connection.

Volunteer Registration
ALL school volunteers are required to complete a form (select from the green drop-down below).   This document is automatically sent to your selected school building principal and office staff.  A separate form must be completed for each school of interest.
Volunteers will receive an email notice confirming receipt of the completed form.


Security Checks

All volunteers are subject to a background check process used by the Akron Public School District.  School personnel will request a copy of your Ohio driver's license and/or state I.D. for this purpose.  Volunteers working one-on-one with students are required to get a background check. The cost for a BCI check is $22.00.  Please contact the APS Human Resources office at 330-761-2914 or 330-761-2919 for more information about the background check process.

Individual Volunteers (not associated with a company or community organization)
Individuals serving in the following programs are required to get a background check, prior to the start of service. Please contact the persons below for more information.

  • Akron Reads Community Tutoring Program, contact Carla Chapman at 330.761.3297 or by email at

  • APS Athletic Department, volunteer sports coaches should contact the Office of Athletics at 330.761.2813 or email Beth Johnson at

  • iC.A.R.E. Mentoring, contact Cheryl Bunch, iC.A.R.E. Manager at  330-761-3128 or via email at

  • Project RISE, shelter volunteers working with APS, should contact Rachel Breece at 330.761.2969 or via email at   

Corporate and Community Partnerships

There are many levels of corporate and community partnerships supporting volunteer service in our schools.  Corporate and community volunteer coordinators should contact the department contacts below for guidance and support in developing ongoing relationships with our schools.

  • Akron Reads Corporate and Community Partnerships, Akron Reads Community Tutoring Program, contact Community Relations office at 330.761.2829.  Please note:  ALL Akron Reads volunteers are required to complete a background check at the APS Administration Building, currently located at 70 N. Broadway Avenue, Akron, 44308, Second Floor.

  • College and Career Academies of Akron Partnerships,  contact Elizabeth Winter, Coordinator of Partner Engagement, 330.761.3135 or via email at  

  • United Way of Summit County Community Engagement, contact Julie Caruso at 330.643.5512 or via email at

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