It’s time to spring into volunteering! With vaccination rates picking up, and the expanding availability of rapid COVID-19 testing, we are now able to safely welcome parents, grandparents, and other helpers back into our classrooms — and it couldn’t happen at a more opportune time.

As we look to finish the year strong, and make the most out of the last few months of instructional time, our teachers could use the extra hands and our students could use the extra encouragement.

“We’re at that point where, by taking the right precautions, it’s safe. And the help is needed,” said Canyons Superintendent Dr. Rick Robins. “One of the great strengths of Canyons District has been having parents and volunteers in our buildings working with our students, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be welcoming them back.”

In addition to the need for classroom helpers to mentor and tutor students, Parent Teacher Associations are now building their PTA Boards. “This is an excellent time to be thinking about the ways you want to be involved for the next school year,” said Region 17 PTA Director Tonya Rhodes.

In accordance with state law, all Canyons District volunteers must submit a Volunteer Application, which can be found on the District’s website and completed by following the prompts. Because it can take up to 72 hours for applications to be processed, it’s recommended that prospective volunteers apply well in advance of their scheduled volunteer shift.

This year, in line with Utah Department of Health guidelines, volunteers will also be asked to follow special safety guidelines.

When you arrive at the school, you’ll be asked a few questions about your health. You’ll then be asked to show proof of having received the COVID-19 vaccine, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of your volunteering shift. As a courtesy, our school can furnish you with a voucher for free, rapid testing at the Canyons District Office (see details below).

Canyons District Office (9361 S. 300 East in Sandy)

Simply register at this link and line up inside your vehicle outside the north entrance of the District Office parking garage at any of the following times and days:

  • Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 – 10 a.m.

More information about volunteering can be found on the Canyons Education Foundation website.