Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Festival Foothills Elementary. Our volunteers help make our school great and are a huge benefit to our students and staff. Please use this page to learn more about the requirements and process of becoming a volunteer. 



How do I become a volunteer? 

  1. Complete and turn in the volunteer application. You can download an application or pick one up at the front office of the school.
  2. Once you have turned in your application into the school office, we send it to the district office for approval. This usually takes a couple of weeks.
  3. Once the district approves your application, we will contact you to go through a brief training and fingerprinting. The training and fingerprinting takes place at Festival Foothills Elementary, and we can usually pick a time at your convenience.
  4. Our volunteer coordinator will work with volunteers and staff to match up volunteer interests with school needs.

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Who do I contact with specific questions?

Please visit our Staff and Contact pages for specific numbers and e-mail addresses.


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What important information is available for volunteers in the volunteer tab?

We will provide dates and activities, as well as links to important forms and e-mail addresses.


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If I agree to volunteer for a particular day of the week and time of day is there an issue if I am away?

No, but you need to communicate your availability issues. We know that you may be a part time resident and that you may be away for any number of reasons. We just need to know when you will be helping us.


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What is the length of the school year?

School starts in early August and ends in mid to late May.


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How do you contact a school employee?

The website has a list of everyone's names and e-mail addresses. You can also just leave a message with the front desk.


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How often will I need to be fingerprinted?

You will need to get fingerprinted once every five years.


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How many children attend the school?

We have about 200 plus children attend kindergarten through eighth grades. In addition, we do a voluntary preschool.


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How does the Arizona educational tax credit work?

There is a full explanation and forms on our district website. To summarize, for each dollar you donate to an AZ public school you can take a dollar off of your Arizona tax bill, up to $200 per person or $400 per couple.


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Important Information

Please visit our Calendar page to stay informed about important dates and events for our school. 


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