Volunteer in Mapleton!
Partners in Education
Thank you for doing your part to help Mapleton students realize their potential and achieve their dreams. When schools and families are able to work together in support of learning we all move closer to our goal of ensuring the success of each student. Your dedication, enthusiasm, and support are invaluable.
As a parent, becoming involved in your child’s education is essential to the success of your child, both in and out of the classroom. Recent studies from the National Education Service show that when parents are involved in the education of their child, those students generally have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and more consistently complete their homework. Studies also show students whose parents are involved in their education often show improved behavior and have lower rates of suspension for disciplinary reasons.
We are proud to offer a variety of ways for you to take an active role in your child’s education. Whether it be in the classroom, in the library, in the lunchroom or on the playground, volunteers are essential for reinforcing the skills taught by Mapleton’s teachers.
The Mapleton Public Schools Senior Tax Exchange Program (STEP) provides opportunities for Mapleton’s senior citizens to reduce their property taxes by volunteering at one of Mapleton’s many District-wide events or individual schools.
Although we continue to face uncertain and unprecedented times, you can still make an impact on the lives of our students while staying socially distant. There are many virtual volunteer opportunities to continue supporting the learning happening in our classrooms, all which can be done without leaving your house.
Some examples of virtual volunteer opportunities are:
- Story Time – Record yourself (just your voice or video) reading a children’s story. We’ll share your recording with our students and families to enjoy.
- Ask & Tell – Seniors can work alongside schools for video calls to share stories about an area of interest.
STEP is for senior citizens who are 60 years of age or older and own a home within the Mapleton Public Schools (Adams County District 1) boundaries. As a STEP member, you may earn up to $154.50 (a rate of $5.15 per hour for a maximum of 30 hours) to apply toward your property taxes. Shortly after the first of the year, the Adams County Treasurer will automatically deduct the amount earned as a STEP volunteer.
To apply, visit Mapleton’s Administration Building, 7350 N. Broadway, Denver, 80221, to fill out an application. Please bring your photo ID so we may conduct a background check. Call 303.853.1020 for more information.
Becoming a Volunteer is Easy!
STEP 2: Complete the Volunteer Application and turn it into the main office of your school. Be sure to bring your photo ID for background check purposes. Mapleton Public Schools policy requires background checks for all volunteers.
STEP 3: Make a pledge of commitment to your school and decide how many hours you would like to volunteer. Work with your school to meet - or beat - your goal! Don’t forget to track your hours by signing in and out each day you volunteer!