Volunteer

Get involved with Deephaven volunteer activities.

There are so many benefits of lending a hand: Getting to know other parents, helping to improve your child’s school environment, and getting to see them during the school day.

We’ll add events to this page as they are scheduled. Most events will have a link to sign up or contact information so you can find out more. If you would like to add a volunteer opportunity, please contact Bob Avery-Babel at avery_babel@yahoo.com.

As a reminder, background checks are required for many volunteer activities.


Current opportunities

Parent Party
Our largest fundraiser of the year, the Deephaven Parent Party will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 6:30-11 p.m. Consider working at the party while mingling with friends - any help is greatly appreciated!

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Student Art Exhibition
The Annual Student Art Exhibition is May 11 from 5-7 p.m. We need volunteers to staff a fun, interactive art station for the kids.

Sign Up
MCA Testing (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments) for grades 3-5

We need volunteers to guarantee a noise and distraction-free testing environment for our students. Please sign up for the times that work best for you. You can sign up for multiple slots. Also, please sign up as early as you are able so we can plan for any gaps in coverage.

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Playground Volunteers

Be a part of the playground experience at Deephaven Elementary! Playground time is from 10:25 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each school day.

Sign up

Lunchroom Volunteers
Parents are needed to help out in the lunchroom, helping children find seats, answering any questions, even helping with opening items for some of the younger ones.

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Media Center Volunteer
Looking for an easy, low-key way to volunteer? Shelve books in the Media Center!
  • One hour time commitment.
  • Great for volunteering before/after lunch, parties, end of day pick-up, etc.
  • You pick the time of day, day of the week and number of days.
  • Regular volunteers are highly welcome, but sign up for as few or as many days as you like!

Sign Up


Background Check Process for Volunteers

To ensure the safety of our students, we require criminal background checks on the following:

  • Any volunteer who accompanies students off campus (i.e., chaperones for field trips).
  • Any volunteer who is responsible for working with students on campus, but not under the supervision of a licensed teacher.

Volunteer background checks do not need to be done every year. Once you have been approved through our volunteer background check process, you will be cleared to volunteer into the future without going through the process again.

To inquire whether you already have a cleared volunteer background check on file, please contact either the main office or Human Resources at 952-401-5014.

The online criminal background check form requires you to provide authorization for a variety of criminal background checks:

  • National Sex Offense History: Provides a sexual offender registry check of all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
  • Criminal SuperSearch: A criminal search for 47 states plus the District of Columbia.
  • Social Security Number Trace: Provides the name, aliases, 10 year address history, and all social security numbers associated with the individual. Verifies that the social security number is valid, gives year of issuance and state issued.

The background checks will be done at the District’s expense and information will be kept confidential. Human Resources staff members will review the results of each background check. If there are any concerns regarding the results of a background check, Human Resources will contact that individual directly within 24-48 hours after receiving the results. If you are not contacted within 48 hours after filling out the background check form you are clear to volunteer. The online form includes an option for volunteers to request a copy of their own report.

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to maintain a safe and secure educational environment for our students.

Click here to complete the volunteer background check

Note: If you are a current employee of Minnetonka Schools, you are already cleared to work in the District, so do not need to complete the volunteer background check.

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We need you!

Complete this form to let us know what types of volunteer opportunities you might be interested in.

Volunteer Interest Form

PTA Position Descriptions