Volunteer Training & Applications
Schoolwide Volunteer Training
Stargate has always relied on - and appreciated - its volunteers. Our volunteer approval program provides a better and more consistent support for the individuals donating time and talent while also adding another layer of safety/security for our students. The program is modeled after best practices in education and is consistent with volunteer onboarding programs in area schools, including the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. If you have completed the process for the 2022-2023 school year, your application will expire a year from your approval date. A renewal reminder will be sent to you.
Requirements for All Volunteers
All adult Stargate volunteers must complete an online application and training process prior to volunteering in any capacity. This includes, but is not limited to: classroom help; elementary lunch/recess monitors; field trip chaperones; school event volunteers; and ALL committees.
Before you can be approved to volunteer, you'll need to complete 3 steps:
Volunteer Waiver & Release Agreement
Training Quiz (must score 80 to pass) - repeat as needed
complete a RAPTOR volunteer application (including a $5 background check)
After Your Application is Approved
your training will be good for one year
you will need to renew your training and background check when your renewal is due
Plan Ahead - Allow 3 Weeks to Complete the Process
It is highly recommended that you complete the training process at least THREE WEEKS before you plan on volunteering to ensure that your background check will have sufficient time to process. If you are not active in the system by the time of the volunteer event, even if you have completed all of the other required steps (i.e. your background check application is still processing) you will not be allowed to volunteer for the event.
Tips for Submitting Your Raptor Application
Desktop Only - It is highly recommended that you complete Raptor training on a computer and not a mobile device as there have been some issues with the Raptor application freezing on mobile devices.
Browser - Recommended internet browser: Google Chrome
Background Check - Please make sure that you input your name and address into the Raptor system correctly as this could result in the need to resubmit your application and an additional charge of $5.00. (We're asking prospective volunteers to cover the $5 cost vs. pull it from funds supporting classroom/student programs. Thank you, in advance, for your support.)
Questions / Assistance
If you have any questions about volunteering at Stargate or need assistance with your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.