Volunteering & Donations

  • Shakopee Public Schools welcomes volunteers of all ages who want to share their talents, skills, time and resources to help support our teachers, students and programs.  Volunteers play an important role in the success of our students.  Our students and staff gain insight and fresh perspectives from our volunteers.  And our volunteers have found that helping in the schools is a worthwhile experience.  Whether you have an hour a day, a week, or month or are only available from time to time, we can use your help.

    Some ways you can volunteer include:

    • Read to students
    • Work with students on math, reading or writing skills 
    • Work with a teacher on classroom prep work (sorting, stapling, cutting, etc.)
    • Serve on the PTO or help with a PTO event
    • Junior Achievement
    • Workroom (laminating, copies, cutting, stapling, etc)
    • Take home projects
    • Picture days
    • Field trips
    • Book fair
    • Classroom parties
    • Business partnerships
    • District committees

    All volunteers working in a building or with students or staff must first complete an application and go through a background check.  The application can be found at the below link. 

    All volunteers must follow health and safety guidance employed by the district. The full guide can be found here.

    • Early Learning: Visitors or volunteers are permitted by appointment only and must wear a face mask/covering. 
    • Elementary: Visitors or volunteers will be allowed to work with students or chaperone field trips, but must wear a face mask/covering. No visitors will be allowed for lunch.
    • Secondary: Visitors or volunteers will be allowed and must follow the current/active building health and safety guidelines.

Volunteer Program Contacts


  • Shakopee Public Schools is uniquely situated in a vibrant community with various business partners and generous community members. Large donation requests or inquires outside of general classroom support or elementary PTO activities can be directed to the below contact.

    Tiffany Olson - tolson@shakopee.k12.mn.us or by phone at 952.496.5991.

    All donations are also be reported to the School Board.