Parent Volunteer Application

We want to make sure your children are safe at all times. To ensure the safety of your child, and every student, starting in the 2018-2019 school year we are requiring all volunteers to receive volunteer approval status from CPS.

To be clear, Belding is requiring volunteer application for all volunteers, from chaperoning a short field trip to volunteering at a school event. Whenever a volunteer might interact with students, even if it’s as simple as selling a bag of popcorn at an after-school event, we are requiring they must apply to volunteer with CPS through the CPS volunteer web site.

There are 2 levels of volunteers for CPS security clearance: Level 1 volunteers require a criminal background check:
Examples of Level I Volunteers:
Overnight-Field Trip Chaperones
Coaches or Assistant Coaches for sports teams
Non-supervised classroom assistants
Girl Scout and Brownie Troop leaders
Examples of Level II Volunteers:
Day-Field Trip chaperones
Assistants in schools with administrative duties
Other volunteer activities in contact with students while supervised

The process to be approved for Level I status takes between 2-5 weeks. To ensure you are prepared to volunteer at Belding at the start of the school year, please begin the process now by going to this website:

We appreciate your understanding, patience, but most of all your support to ensure the safety of all of our students.