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Volunteer Guidelines

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Volunteers work under the direction of school principals, teachers, and staff members to serve the interests of the schools. By agreeing to volunteer, we can achieve the following goals:

  • Relieve teachers of many non-teaching duties and tasks.
  • Assist teachers in providing more individual help and instruction to students.

Strengthen relationships and understanding between schools and families.

Volunteer Sign-in Procedures

All volunteers must report to the school office and sign in and out through the visitor management system using a government-issued photo ID. Volunteers will receive a volunteer name badge and must visibly wear it while on campus.

Volunteer Criteria

Volunteers may work with students, one-on-one or in groups and out of sight or hearing of supervising staff, and are required to pass a criminal history background screening. Volunteers/chaperones on any school-sponsored trip, including overnight and day trips, must be cleared through the criminal history background screening process prior to departing for, or arriving at the assigned event. District administration may require the volunteer background screening for any other situation or activity deemed appropriate.

Applicants will be notified of the approval status via email. Approved volunteer applications are good for two years.

Any applicant who has been convicted of a crime that would disqualify him/her for employment in the district, under the criteria of and GCDA-AP / GDDA-AR: Criminal Records Check / Fingerprinting shall not be accepted as a volunteer.

If a volunteer driver does not have a completed background check, a valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and/or has been convicted of a felony, or convicted of a misdemeanor crime involving the use or operation of a motor vehicle within the last three (3) years, the volunteer driver will not be allowed to transport students.

Volunteer Expectations

Volunteers provide a positive role model for our students. Clear expectations for volunteers are essential to a successful volunteer program. Volunteers must abide by the expectations listed below:

  • Dependability: The ability to depend on a volunteer is an essential expectation. Students and staff look forward to the volunteer’s commitment to report to a school activity at an expected time and to complete the volunteer assignment thoroughly and enthusiastically.
  • Professionalism: A volunteer is a role model for children and young adults in dress, manner, and behavior. Working in a team environment cooperatively with others and demonstrating a willingness to learn are integral parts of professionalism.
  • Confidentiality: A volunteer must respect the confidentiality of sensitive information learned while volunteering. Staff members, students, and their families should not be discussed outside the learning environment.
  • Communication: A volunteer’s success depends on effective communication. Asking questions and following directions are key components of communication.

Please read about volunteer responsibilities.


For questions or comments regarding specific events or volunteer opportunities, please contact your school.


If you have any questions about the volunteer application and background check process, please email us.