with Rio Rancho Public Schools

Volunteers in Public Schools Program (V.I.P.S.) 

Rio Rancho Public Schools recognizes and truly appreciates the multitude of Volunteers in Public Schools (V.I.P.S.) offering a wealth of experience, cultural diversity and invaluable assistance to staff and students. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

VolunteerThere are many opportunities for V.I.P.S.:

  • Be a tutor or mentor
  • Help students with homework
  • Listen to children read
  • Play educational games with students
  • Assist with math or science
  • Share Information about local history
  • Help students learn another language
  • Support special projects or activities
  • Chaperone field trips
  • VolAssist with after-school programs
  • Provide office support
  • Become involved with school leadership
  • Assist with athletic events

Wondering if your volunteer clearance is current?  
 The front office staff will be able to see your information if you are an approved volunteer. 
*Note: front office staff is not able to view expiration dates. See instructions below for obtaining that information.*
If you wish to know your expiration date please email volunteers@rrps.net. You will receive an email 30 days prior to your expiration date inviting you to reapply as a volunteer. You are not able to complete the application before then.

Welcome Volunteers!

We are excited to partner with you as we ignite student potential in every one of our students! For new applicants or those renewing volunteer clearance, please be advised that the entire volunteer application process is now completed online.You will receive an email confirming your application once your application is received. Another email will notify you when your background check is complete. Volunteers who have cleared the background check and received approval may be utilized at any RRPS school at the discretion of the principal. Cleared volunteers may sign in with front office staff or use the volunteer kiosk; a volunteer ID sticker will be printed for daily use. Your background screening is valid for 2 years from date of application. You will receive an email 30 days from your expiration date inviting you to reapply. 

The cost of the background search is $19 and is paid to the vendor performing the search. Payment is made via credit card and is part of the application process. 

Please be aware that the background search verifies the demographic data entered on your application against the New Mexico State database.The information you enter on the application should match your State-issued driver's license or ID. (Note: If you’ve updated your address information with the State, but have not obtained a new license or ID to reflect the change, enter the information that is on file with the State.)

Please be advised that a mismatch on any of the following data elements will result in your application being disapproved:

  • Name
  • Address (correct house #, street name, city, state, and zip code)
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number

Please be advised: If an incorrect social security number is entered, the volunteer application will not be approved and the process will have to be completed again including payment of the background check.

HANDBOOK:  Please take a few moments to review the scope and expectations of our volunteer program outlined in the Volunteer Handbook.  Click here for handbook in English or here for Spanish.

READY TO APPLY?  Click here for application in English or here for Spanish.  Note:  We recommend that you use Google Chrome to complete the application instead of Internet Explorer


Trouble completing the application?
Call Raptor at 1-877-7RAPTOR (7727867) 
Email: volunteers@rrps.net