CIS-SA could not meet the needs of the over 7,500 students we serve without compassionate volunteers and community partners and the range of talent and expertise they bring. Our paid staff leverages over 14 times their number in volunteers, enabling CIS-SA to remain extraordinarily cost efficient.
CIS-SA is a school-based program working with students; therefore, all volunteers must clear a background check. Before you begin the application process, please print and complete the DPS Computerized Criminal History (CCH) Verification Form. You will need to upload the completed form and a copy of your driver's license for the online application process.
NEW Volunteers! Click here to learn about becoming a new CIS-SA Volunteer:
Five Easy Steps for Becoming a New CIS-SA Volunteer
RETURNING Volunteers! Click here to see the process for a returning CIS-SA Volunteer:
Five Easy Steps for a Returning Volunteer
The first step to becoming a new CIS-SA volunteer is to complete an online volunteer application. Here's the link: CIS-SA Online Volunteer Application
There are many ways that you can get involved! Check out the opportunities below.
Are you patient, enthusiastic and dependable? Do you enjoy a good game of one-on-one basketball or Connect-Four, or just a good conversation with a young person? Interested in changing a child's life? If so, CIS-SA is looking for you! We need responsible, consistent adult role models to serve as mentors for students in elementary, middle and high school. Often students are surrounded by negative influences, such as poverty, drug abuse and gang involvement. Mentors can provide them with the positive influence and hope necessary to deal with their problems. Mentors may participate in a number of activities with students, such as helping with homework, playing games, reading together, playing sports, or just hanging out and talking.
Do you have great academic skills that you could share? If so, CIS-SA is looking for you! We need responsible, consistent role models to serve as tutors for students in elementary, middle and high school. Our students need extra academic support. Tutors can provide them with the positive reinforcement in an academic area.
General Volunteers can be parent volunteer who helps out at a school, a guest speaker not associated with an agency, or a volunteer that helps with a special program, such as Days of Caring. CIS-SA can use general volunteers in many ways to make a difference in the lives of our youth.
Interns are college students who would like to complete their internship or practicum with CIS-SA. We're looking for folks who would like to work with elementary, middle or high school students and are interested in getting a variety of experience in counseling, social work and case management. We accept applications for fall internships in August, and applications for spring internships from August-February. We are currently not offering summer internships for working with students. To apply for placement with CIS-SA, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to intern with CIS-SA and what you would like to get out of the experience to Carrie Simonds at email@example.com.
Community Partners are individuals who work for other agencies or businesses and would like to partner with CIS-SA. Community Partners can be guest speakers, group facilitators, job shadow sponsors, or provide other services for CIS-SA students.
Board Members and Friends of CIS-SA
Board Members and Friends of CIS-SA are established members of the CIS-SA family.