UCPS Volunteer Services

  • COVID-19 Volunteer Services Update

    UCPS Volunteers,

    You are essential to the success of Union County Public Schools and we miss you! We appreciate your support, no matter if it’s in the form of time, talent or treasure. As you know, due to COVID-19, UCPS has made many adjustments to the instructional model, operating procedures and health and safety guidelines.

    Under Plan B, UCPS is offering a hybrid model where students come to school one day a week, with remote learning the other four days, and under Plan D, students are learning through a full-time virtual model.

    With health and safety as a priority, UCPS is following state guidelines related to visitors in schools. In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, schools are required to limit nonessential visitors and activities involving external groups and organizations. Until further notice, UCPS will be restricting all nonessential visitors from entering school buildings. 

    We value your partnership and commitment to serving our students and staff. Please stay connected to your school and the district by visiting websites, following social media pages or subscribing to UCPS Snapshots, the UCPS community newsletter.

    If you have questions, contact Bill Connell at 704-296-3176 or bill.connell@ucps.k12.nc.us.

    Thank you.


    Welcome to the Union County Public Schools Volunteer Services page. We appreciate your interest in becoming a volunteer with Union County Public Schools. We are pleased that you are joining us to donate your time, talent and resources to support our schools.

    Please note: We have recently updated our volunteer management system and the volunteer database. Please review the following instructions for approved and new volunteers.

    Approved volunteers: All volunteers who were approved prior to July 2017 were notified through email of the new volunteer management system. If you would like to remain an active volunteer for the 2017-18 school year, visit www.ucpsvolunteers.com and click on "New Volunteer? Click Here to Register" to sign up in the new volunteer management system. All volunteers from previous years will need to register as NEW volunteers this year. Please complete the UCPS Volunteer Registration form and click submit.

    New volunteers: If you wish to volunteer with UCPS please refer to the volunteer process below. In order to become a UCPS Volunteer, candidates must apply, register and submit information for a background check. 


    Volunteer Process:

    If you would like to become a volunteer for Union County Public Schools, please click HERE to complete a volunteer application.  Once your application is submitted, you will receive an automated email correspondence instructing you to confirm your email address. Additionally, you will receive an automated email when your application is approved or denied.  Please feel free to contact our schools for specific volunteer opportunities!  

     We invite parents and community members to support our schools and students through the following volunteer opportunities.

     Reading Buddy
     Classroom Assistant
     Parent Organizations
     Sponsor a school-based program or initiative
     Career-day speakers
     Office assistance

    The Union County Board of Education policies govern the work of volunteers in the schools and in the screening process that must be utilized. These policies are UCPS BOE Policy 3-29 Screening of School Volunteers and UCPS Volunteer Program Administrative Guidelines.

     If you have questions about becoming a volunteer, contact Bill Connell at 704-296-3176 or bill.connell@ucps.k12.nc.us