Volunteer works with students

Getting Started!

1. Sign up on-line

Somerville Public Schools strives to match volunteers with meaningful opportunities that will best support student learning and meeting the needs of the whole child/student.  If interested in serving regularly (at least once a week) please self-register.  This helps to match you with an opportunity that fits your skills and interests, allows SPS to document and demonstrate impact on student learning and well-being, and share out future opportunities. 

2. Attend a Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientations for new volunteers being matched for regular volunteering are held remotely at this time. Next Volunteer Orientation is Thursday, February 3 at 10am.  Email JCapuano@k12.somerville.ma.us for link and to RSVP.   Volunteer orientations are conducted for individuals/groups interested in serving regularly (at least one hour per week for three consecutive months).   

3. Submit your CORI Form and proof of COVID-19 vaccination

For the safety of all students and staff, all volunteers, regardless of time commitment or volunteer activity (including remote volunteering), are required to have an approved CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) with SPS and be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before serving.  CORIs for volunteers may be submitted remotely at this time by downloading this CORI form and submitting with your photo ID (license, REAL ID, passport or government-issued picture identification) to SPS/SFLC Volunteer Coordinator: JCapuano@k12.somerville.ma.us.  Volunteers without a Social Security Number are permitted to volunteer; volunteers without government-issued ID may submit a personal identification attestation form.  Acceptable proof of vaccination include: CDC vaccination card, photo of CDC vaccination card, or State vaccination record or digital vaccine passport (this varies state by state). CORI forms and Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be submitted remotely to JCapuano@k12.somerville.ma.us or in person by appointment.    

Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Guidelines

This Guide outlines Somerville Public Schools' practices for all volunteers and the expectations SPS educators and staff have as you serve with a Somerville school.  Volunteers matched for remote tutoring or mentoring will be asked to review and sign the SPS Guidelines and Confidentiality Agreement.