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School Volunteer Information

Complete the volunteer form below and return to the school where you are planning to volunteer. Below is a description of the various levels of volunteers and the types of screening required.
 

Position Description

Screening Tools

Possible Examples

*Note:  The examples are for illustration only.  Risk factors inherent in each role may differ across schools.  School personnel will carefully consider the position descriptions to ensure that volunteers are appropriately screened.

Level 1

Job takes place in highly public settings under supervision and involves little or no student contact

 

Descriptors:

1.  Highly public

2.  Unrestricted access – Staff or

     adults can enter and observe at

     any time

3.  No solitary time with student

4.  Always within unbroken view of

     school staff or multiple adults

   

 

+Volunteer Registration

+ Volunteer signs in/out                                                                      

 

 

School fairs

Athletic concessions

Resource speakers

Read-a-Thon

Field Day

PTA Fundraising activities

Clerical duties

Field trips

Level 2

 

Job takes place in classroom under supervision

 

Descriptors:

1.  Highly public

2.  Unrestricted access – Staff or

     adults can enter and observe at

     any time

3.  No solitary time with student

4.  Always within sight of school staff

     or multiple adults, but ability of

     staff to monitor volunteer’s

     interactions with students limited

     by own responsibilities or other

     factors.

 

 

+Volunteer Registration

+Volunteer signs in/out

+ Prior dialogue/interaction with

   school staff or volunteer

   coordinator in person, in writing or

   by phone

 

 

 

Classroom tutors

Classroom helpers

Proctors – State test

 

 

Level 3

 

Job involves direct contact with students under limited supervision by school staff

 

Descriptors:

1.  Public setting at school

2.  Unrestricted access – staff or

     adults can enter/observe at any

     time

3.  Could have solitary time with

     student(s)

4.  May be outside of view of school

     staff or multiple adults for brief

     periods

5.  May involve access to confidential

     student information

6.  Likely to have frequent contact

     with child over extended period of

     time

 

 

 

 

+ Volunteer signs in

+ Task Description

+ Registration/Application

+ Interview

+ Background & reference checks

 

 

 

 

Coaching or assisting with sports

 

Working with a group of students in a separate room

 

Tutoring 1-on-1 in a separate room

 

Mentoring

 

Field trip – when volunteer is                           supervising students without an employee in the group or overnight chaperone

 

Watch Dogs

 

 

Criminal history checks recommended for all volunteers if the amount of solitary time with a student is frequent and/or regular.