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Welcome Volunteers!

Rio Rancho Public Schools recognizes and truly appreciates the multitude of Volunteers in our schools offering a wealth of experience, cultural diversity and invaluable assistance to staff and students. We are excited to partner with you as we ignite student potential in every one of our students!

There are many opportunities for Volunteers:

  • Be a tutor or mentor

  • Help students with homework

  • Listen to children read

  • Play educational games with students

  • Assist with math or science

  • Share Information about local history

  • Help students learn another language

  • Support special projects or activities

  • Chaperone field trips

  • Assist with after-school programs

  • Provide office support

  • Become involved with school leadership

  • Assist with athletic events

During the recently-concluded legislative session, the NM State Legislature enacted HB 431, which includes changes to state law that will require changes to our volunteer processes for Rio Rancho Public Schools. 
The new statute extends to school volunteers the requirement already in place for employees and contractors that individuals working in the schools complete an FBI background check.  This is a more thorough background check than those previously required of volunteers.  With the change, all volunteers will need to apply for an FBI background check starting June 14, 2019.

Volunteers who have cleared the background check and received an approval email may be utilized at any RRPS school at the discretion of the principal. First time approved volunteers will sign in with front office staff with a driver's license and thereafter may use the volunteer kiosk; a volunteer ID sticker will be printed for daily use and must be discarded at the end of your visit.

The background screening is $44.00 and will be valid for 2 years from the date of the approval, pending no new offense appear on the monthly RAP back report. 

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

*What is a RAP back? 

Rap Back is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) service that will allow authorized government agencies to receive notification of subsequent activity on individuals who hold positions of trust.*

Wondering if your volunteer clearance is current?

The front office staff can let you know if you are an approved volunteer and when your status will expire. 

If you are soon to expire you should receive an email 30 days from your expiration date inviting you to reapply. 

*Note: You are not able to reapply sooner than 30 days from your expiration date.*

Additional questions, please email volunteers@rrps.net


Please take a few moments to review the scope and expectations of our volunteer program as outlined in the Volunteer Handbook.

Click here for handbook in English.


The volunteer process is now a 2 part process.
**Please be advised that any pending criminal action will result in a denial of your current application. A new application may be submitted upon adjudication of any pending criminal proceedings.**

PART I: Online

  1. Complete the online application HERE!! (Spanish version)

PART II: Print packet and compete

  1. In case you missed printing the packet at the end of the electronic application, print the Volunteer Background Check Packet (Paquete para la investigación del historial criminal del voluntario)

  2. Complete the packet

  3. Register online or by phone for fingerprints

  4. Submit Fingerprints (at a location listed after you register)

  5. Mail packet or deliver the packet to RRPS District office.

*Notary walk in hours at District Office Monday - Thursday 1:30-4:30 pm*