The college committee is looking for parents who'd like to lend their expertise to speak at the annual Parent to Parent College Panel in the spring and/or volunteer to help students this fall during lunch periods and/or after school. Volunteers with personal experience or expertise in the following areas are needed:

  • Creating the College List and College Visits

  • Testing and Test Prep

  • The Application Process/Deadlines and Decisions

  • Paying for College - Financial Aid, Merit Money, Scholarships


Volunteer opportunities will be available throughout the year. Check the FOL Facebook posts, weekly e-blasts, and FOL newsletters for volunteer opportunities.

CPS' volunteer page HERE where parents can review the process and complete the application HERE

We are currently looking for people to help in the following areas. We respect your time and will match you with a level of commitment that suits the time you have to give. 

  • Gala 

  • Marketing / Communications

  • Grant Writing

  • Corporate Sponsorship

  • Business Donation Solicitation

  • Social Media

  • College Counseling Center Assistance (essay, college application coaching)

  • General Volunteers for periodic short term needs

Click HERE to learn how to volunteer in the Lane Tech Spirit Store Fridays until the end of the School Year: 

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Thank you for your interest in sharing your time and talents to benefit our students and Lane Tech High School. Online volunteer forms are available HERE. Please include Lane Tech College Prep HS as the school where you plan to volunteer on your application. Applications should be submitted prior to arriving for your volunteer assignment.  

The approval process might take several weeks, so please register now for this year's volunteering opportunities.  Once you've applied, send an email with your name & the date you submitted the online form to volunteer.comm@friendsoflane. org so that you can be added to the parent volunteer list.   Any questions can also be directed to Sue Sell at this same email.  When you receive your reply from CPS, you will need to email that to Miriam Santana @ MSantana@cps.edu in order to complete your application.  Thank you as always for sharing your valuable time to benefit our students!

Volunteer opportunities can include:

  • attending field trips as a Chaperon

  • supervising the computer lab (after school)

  • assisting in the library (times vary based on projects)

  • participating in other school-wide events throughout the school year

The CPS Policy for Volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year is as follows: (as of September 1, 2015)

The Volunteer Process:

  1. Volunteer submits online application to Volunteer Programs and photo ID. Both English and Spanish forms are available HERE.

  2. Volunteer Programs confirms, per Volunteer Policy, if they are a Level 1 or Level 2 volunteer.

  3. Level 2 Volunteers are processed as soon as possible and will receive a letter from Volunteer Programs stating they are approved to start volunteering.

  4. Level 1 Volunteers will proceed to the next steps:

    • Volunteers will receive the NEW pre-populated Fingerprint Form from Volunteer Programs to take to any Accurate Biometrics location found HERE.

    • They will also receive the TB form, if applicable (5 hours or more per week). 

  5. Volunteers will be instructed to submit their Accurate Biometrics receipt to volunteer@cps.edu. This will allow Volunteer Programs to track their results.

  6. Once all documentation has been submitted, if approved, Level 1 Volunteers will receive an approval letter stating they are cleared to start volunteering.     

*As of September 1 paper applications are no longer accepted. 
*CPS completes a background check and will accept or decline a volunteer.

Lane Tech College Prep 2501 West Addison Street  Chicago, Illinois 60618 Phone (773) 534-5400 - Fax (773) 534-5544