A.F. AMES SCHOOL
86 Southcote Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-0759

Volunteer Information

Last modified: Sep 19, 2019

Volunteer Information Form

Raptor For Parent Volunteers

Good Afternoon Ames Families-

Last year we implemented Raptor at the end of the school year for parent volunteers.

We are going to be using Raptor again this school year.  I want to share the following information with any parent groups/volunteers at Ames.

Please visit   https://www.district96.org/apps/pages/volunteer  or   http://bit.ly/raptor96  if you are planning on volunteering at Ames Elementary School this school year.

There are two levels of volunteers. The levels associated with each volunteer function are based on being under the direct supervision of District 96 staff.

  • A Level 1 Volunteer is always under the supervision of District 96 staff and will be requested to complete an online application to complete a background check using the national sex offender database.
    • Level 1 at Ames include the following volunteer opportunities
      • Fun Lunch
      • Mystery Readers
      • Library Volunteers
      • Classroom Volunteers
      • Classroom Parties (includes Field Day)
      • Talent Show Auditions
      • Science in a Bag
      • Book Fair
  • A Level 2 Volunteer may not be under the direct supervision of District 96 staff and will be requested to complete an online application and submit their Social Security Number to complete a criminal background check (including the National Criminal Database and National Sex Offender Database).
    • Level 2 at Ames include the following volunteer opportunities
      • Junior Great Books
      • Field Trips
Once you choose how you are volunteering, the system will prompt you on what information you need to provide.

Thank you and let me know if you have any questions.

Todd A. Gierman, Principal
A.F. Ames Elementary School

Volunteers Needed!

I may be interested in helping with…..

The PTA is responsible for a large amount of the programs that take place at Ames.  These can’t be done without our families volunteering.  There are opportunities for everyone. Some are at school activities and some that can be done completely from home.  We need everyone to play a part in order to keep these programs going.  Please review the list from the link and sign up for any areas that are of interest to you.  Signing up does not commit you.  It just means that the committee chair with contact you to discuss what is involved and what you can do to help.  Again, we need everyone’s help so please find some spots that are of interest to you.  https://signup.com/go/BgSQEWS