Apply to be a Volunteer

Register to volunteer by completing the volunteer application form. Applicants must use their legal name as it appears on your driver’s license or passport.

Volunteering during COVID-19

Since the 2020-2021 school year will start amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we will limit visitors and volunteers to those deemed essential to school operations until further notice. Those essential visitors are:

Guest Educators
Emergency Personnel
Brinks Security
Mail Delivery (front office only)
Others as determined by Campus Administration

While we currently will not be allowing volunteers on our campuses, we want to be ready when the opportunity to volunteer is approved by the Administration.

To improve student safety, any person wishing to volunteer in Round Rock ISD is required to complete a Volunteer Application.

  • Application must be renewed each school year
  • Application should be completed as early as possible
  • Application takes approximately five minutes to complete
  • You must hit SUBMIT (not just ‘save’) for the application to be processed
  • Applications take 72 hours to process
  • Once completed, present your photo ID at the campus to be scanned into Raptor
  • Check the status of your application by contacting the front office at your child’s campus
  • You will not be notified unless there is a problem with your application
Community volunteers posing with students

The Volunteer Application is in addition to the campus Raptor System check-in, which compares all names against sexual offender databases. All campus guests are required to sign in and print either a Visitor or Volunteer badge. Only those who have successfully submitted the Volunteer Application and been approved will be able to print a Volunteer badge.

Register to Volunteer

A social security number is required to complete the online application. If the volunteer does not have a social security number, a paper Volunteer Application is available in English, Spanish, Korean and Mandarin. Please note that a paper application can take up to three weeks to process so we encourage you to complete the online application if possible.

Ready to volunteer? Click the “Register” button to create an account if you are a new user or login if you already have an account.

If for any reason you are unable to complete the online application, please contact Community Partnerships at 512-464-5049.

Who must complete the Volunteer Application?

If you regularly volunteer and your efforts meet any of the following criteria, please complete the online Volunteer Application as early as possible.

  • You are a Parent or non-Parent volunteer and may be unaccompanied at any time by an Round Rock ISD employee. (i.e., Mentors, Watch D.O.G. Dads, classroom, cafeteria, library and field-day volunteers, dance and field trip chaperones, etc.)
  • You are not a parent, grandparent or guardian of a student enrolled on the campus where you will be volunteering.
  • A Round Rock ISD administrator requests that you complete a volunteer application.
How are applicants approved or not approved?

The same matrix used to approve applicants for employment is used to approve volunteer applicants. Round Rock ISD will not attempt to prohibit parents from participating in their own child’s education. For more specific details, please contact 512-464-5049.

Can I visit the campus, or my child, without completing the Volunteer Application?

Yes. This process will not affect parents who simply wish to visit their child during the school day.

Beyond School Hours Volunteer

Round Rock ISD has implemented new security processes for all elementary school level lead sponsors who work with students beyond the school day in campus-approved organizations. This process states that individuals who are not working with a District staff member must submit a Sponsor Guideline Form and undergo fingerprinting and background check prior to working with students.

Beyond School Hours Volunteer Process:

  • Potential lead sponsors must submit a sponsor guideline form to the campus principal for approval.
  • If approved, the application will be sent to Round Rock ISD Human Resource Services, which will direct the sponsor applicant through the fingerprinting and background check process.

Note: Please be advised that the fingerprinting process may incur a fee, but campus administration may decide to assist with funding at their discretion.

More Information

For the current school year, potential lead sponsors must complete the fingerprinting and background check by the end of January. Sponsors will only need to complete the fingerprinting and background check process once and must submit an annual sponsor guideline form for approval.

Parents or guardians wishing to accompany their child on field trips or volunteer for school events will continue to register through the Round Rock ISD volunteer form and Raptor system.

For questions contact Rachael Sefton.

Community volunteer shaking hands with a student in a library