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Important Information about Volunteering

Planning to volunteer at Prairie Trail (or any building in the district)?  Please plan ahead as you need to complete a two-step process prior to volunteering, and if you need to complete the background check, it can up to two weeks to be approved.

Step 1: Every School|Every Year – The Volunteer Handbook must be signed and turned in to the Prairie Trail office.  If you have kids in other buildings, note that a copy must be on file at each school you plan to volunteer.  The Volunteer Handbook can be found here.

Step 2: Every 5 Years – A background check must be completed.

  • If you are unsure of your last volunteer background check, please call the Prairie Trail office (515-965-9605) to confirm the date.
  • If you have completed a background check in the last 5 years, only Step 1 (Volunteer Handbook) needs to be completed.
  • Need to complete a background check?  Link to the online background check system can be found here.

Please be sure to bring you photo ID every time volunteer.