Volunteers in Poudre School District (VIPS)
The VIPS program provides essential support to the staff and students at Shepardson. They help in many different capacities. New volunteers must sign-up online through the PSD website, see the PSD Volunteer Registration button to the right. Registration is quick and only has to be done once. You do not need to re-register each year. We ask our volunteers to record their time using the VIPS kiosk in the entry way. If the kiosk is down, a paper sign-in will be provided. This information is recorded to validate the high level of parent involvement at Shepardson.
If you need help registering or help with the kiosk, please contact our VIPS coordinator at VIPSShepardson@gmail.com. Below is a short listing of ways volunteers are needed at Shepardson.
Click below to register with the Poudre School District (PSD)! You must first be registered through the PSD in order to volunteer at Shepardson.
Shepardson Volunteer Sign-Up
After you have completed the PSD Volunteer Registration, you can sign-up to help in the classroom, Media Center, computer lab, field trips, or any other capacity where you interact with students at Shepardson.
Click the blue Shepardson Volunteer Sign-up button above to get started!
These tasks range from working in the classroom during a specific curriculum area or project to helping with clerical tasks. Specialists also have needs for the music and choir programs, art shows, and physical education events. Room Parents also fall into this category. Please see the Room Parent Information page.
Media Center Assistants
These volunteers are trained for this service to children when they use the Media Center for research or for checking out books. Volunteers assist in checking in returned books, reshelving books, checking out books, helping students select and/or find books, and processing books for Accelerated Readers (AR). Many parents like to help during their child's class time in the library.
Technology/Computer Lab Assistants
These volunteers help during Technology Lab. No computer skills are necessary, though they can be helpful. Students use PC to learn keyboarding and also use applications to augment their classroom subjects.
We rely on parents to serve as Webmasters, newsletter typists and layout editors, translators, digital photography and downloaders. We feel very fortunate that so many parents are willing to share their skills and talents with us.
Copier and Laminator Assistants
We train volunteers who will spend some time running copies and laminating for teachers. Trained volunteers are more efficient and allow our limited and highly trained paraprofessionals to spend more time serving students in the learning process.