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Are you looking to make a positive impact at your child’s school?

Norwich Public Schools is looking for parent and family member volunteers to assist at all of the K-8 schools in the district. Volunteer roles include assisting in the cafeteria, on the playground, in the classroom, during special events, and more. The Norwich Board of Education recognizes the importance of school volunteers/chaperones at all levels of schooling. The Board of Education encourages the use of school volunteers to:

     (1) increase students’  educational attainment,

     (2) provide enrichment experiences for students,

     (3) increase the effective utilization of staff time and skills,

     (4) give more individual attention to students, and

     (5) promote greater community involvement.

Learn more about our Volunteer Program below, or by contacting Sarah Hill at or call/text 860-772-4005.

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  Volunteer Onboarding 2022-2023
 Step 1                    

DCF Record Check

  • Required by the Board of Education to confirm there is no history of child abuse

  • Please list the last 5 years of addresses and remember to sign the bottom (Electronic signatures are not acceptable)

  • Submit - Deliver, fax, or email form to Sarah Hill at 

  • Download the Form 

Step 2

Virtual Volunteer Packet

Step 3

Volunteer Orientation

  • Orientations offered twice a month. 

  • Orientations are offered from 10:00 - 10:45 am and 5:00 - 5:45 pm 

  • Register Here

  • Orientations are held virtually via Zoom

Step 4

Background Check 

  • Raptor Background Check in English or  Spanish

  • The background check costs $5. Payment must be submitted electronically. 

    • If this causes a financial barrier, please complete this form.

  • The Raptor Background Check will ask for your social security number. 

    • NPS does not require a social security number to volunteer, if you do not have a social security number please contact the Volunteer Coordinator. 

  • The platform is not mobile-friendly. Computers or tablets are recommended for completing the background check. 

Step 5

Professional Development / Virtual Training

  • Child Abuse and Neglect: Mandated Reporter - CT DCF

  • Training Presentation

Our Volunteers Hard at Work!

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(C) 860-772-4005 

(O) 860-823-6284 ext. 2034

Fax 860-823-1880