Welcome volunteers to Dowling School! We appreciate your dedication to our school community and your child's education. Our volunteers work in a wide variety of positions here at Dowling, in the classroom, in the pool, with our special education student's, on field trips or at PTO events. All volunteers must fill out a background check form that is available in the main office and return it to the main office with the $5 fee at least two weeks before volunteering. The background check is good for two years, so you need to fill out a new form every two years.  You will also need to fill out the volunteer application if you are new to volunteering with Minneapolis Public Schools. This is available at the following address:   If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Val Ausland, Family Liaison at 612.668.4432 or