Poudre School District has over 14,500 volunteers, consisting of parents, grandparents, seniors and community members. To help PSD’s Volunteers & Partnerships office manage the multitude of volunteers, each school site has a Volunteer Building Coordinator. These dedicated volunteers donate many hours to ensure the volunteer program at their school is a success.
Dunn Elementary Volunteer Building Coordinator Kris Cooley has been coordinating volunteers at Dunn for the past three years. Cooley, who works full time, feels this is the best way for her to volunteer for her children’s school.
“Our Dunn volunteers are exceptional people,” said Cooley. “They all give so selflessly of their time to make our school a great place to grow up.”
Cooley has been instrumental with ensuring volunteers are registered and volunteer needs are filled for staff. She has also been a key piece in the transition to an automated check in system for volunteers.This will be her last year as Dunn's volunteer coordinator since her children will move on to middle school next year.
Cooley credits the success of the volunteer program at Dunn to the staff, saying, “The staff is always so helpful and accommodating; I can’t imagine working with a better group of people.”
When asked what she likes to do in her spare time, Cooley says, “Between a full time job, after school activities, and weekend music lessons, by the time I have any spare time I usually like to do something pretty mellow, like get lost in a good book or play games as a family.”