Volunteering in the District

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Sun Prairie Area School District.  

We have many community members who volunteer in our schools, making a world of difference in the education of our students.  Volunteer opportunities include:

Schools of Hope
Schools of Hope is a program in which caring volunteers from our community tutor students for 30-45 minutes each week - although many chose to volunteer additional times as it is a rewarding experience. If you are interested in volunteering for Schools of Hope, please complete the Schools of Hope Volunteer Application in addition to the Criminal Background Check information. Links to both are below. 

Information on Schools of Hope
Schools of Hope Application (please print and return)

School Friends Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County coordinates the School Friends Program in three Sun Prairie schools. The School Friends program pairs volunteer mentors from the community (Bigs) with students in grades 6-9 in need of a mentor from Patrick Marsh Middle School, Prairie View Middle School, and Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School.

About The School Friends Program
Bigs and the student will meet at the school at the same time each week for an hour. The pair may choose to work on homework, shoot hoops, or just talk about the day. The positive impact this relationship has on the life of a student is tremendous and well-documented, resulting in better grades, attendance, behaviors and self-confidence for the student.  As positive the experience is for students, the program volunteers agree that being a Big is an incredibly rewarding experience, as well.

To become a Big or to learn more about the impact you could have on students, please contact Brad Parker, School Friends Coordinator, at (608) 661-4387 or via email at bparker@bbbsmadison.org.



Information to Know Before You Volunteer

Procedures for Volunteers
Volunteer Code of Ethics
Sun Prairie Area School District Volunteer Policy

Background Checks
We require a criminal background check in order for you to volunteer in the district.

Letter Regarding Criminal Background Check
Procedure Regarding Criminal Background Check
Criminal Background Check Form (pdf)
Criminal Background Check Form (in Word)