Be a classroom helper, mentor and tutor students, collect school supplies, or contribute to fundraising activities: The volunteer opportunities in Canyons District schools are only as limited as your imagination.

Even the most time-pinched parents can find ways to support their child's teacher and neighborhood school—and many do. Last year, 12,989 parents and patrons devoted about 160,000 hours to volunteering in Canyons District schools.

The value of their contributions can't be overstated. We simply couldn't do what we do without them. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, have fun, make friends, and make a mark on the next generation. And now is the time to apply to volunteer for the 2018-2019 school year.

Canyons District has established procedures in line with state law, which requires background screenings for prospective school volunteers. All volunteers in schools, including members of the PTA and School Community Council, need to complete and submit a new Volunteer Application annually.

More information, including a link to CSD’s online application form, can be found on CSD’s website. Still have questions? Call 801-826-5171.

Volunteering in a school is one of the most rewarding contributions that Canyons District parents, grandparents and interested members of the community can make. Just ask Suzanne Walker, CSD's 2012 Apex Award winner for Volunteer of the Year.

“I love seeing the kids’ smiles. When they see me outside the school, at the store, or at the park, and they come running up to me, (saying) ‘Mrs. Walker!’ And they give me a big hug — that is priceless,” said Walker, who is known for her tireless dedication to Midvale schools. “One person can make a difference, and we just need to remember that.”

Endless possibilities exist for parents and patrons to become involved as a volunteer in Canyons District elementary, middle or high schools. There are a few steps involved in the process of becoming a volunteer, including submitting a volunteer application that allows the District to conduct a state-required cursory background check. But don’t let this deter you from becoming involved. It’s an easy process.

Every hour you contribute doing something at the school of your choice means that teachers, principals, office staff and support people in the schools can focus on what they do best: working to improve the educational experience of each child.

Find out how to become a volunteer in Canyons District schools.