Becoming a Volunteer
We appreciate your interest in becoming a volunteer. The application process includes a volunteer application (individual or group) for all applicants. Reference checks and background checks are required in some situations.
Reference checks are completed for any volunteer that is new to our district and/or does not have an existing district connection (parent, grandparent, staff member, alumni, etc.). Please include two references on your application and provide both a phone and email address.
Background checks are required for some volunteer assignments. In your application, please give consent for a background check if you will be volunteering for something that requires one. If the assignment you are interested in requires a background check and you are placed in that volunteer assignment, you will be sent a link to complete a background check authorization form at that time. This link will come from Trusted Employees and expires in 7 days. If you miss the 7-day deadline, please contact Amber Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can send you another link. The cost of background check will be covered by School District 622 and will be good for two years.
Background checks required
Staff supervised volunteer working on site with students (within staff sight and hearing)
Classroom helper inside the classroom, Tutor, Library Helper, Robotics, ROAR: Reading with ESL
Staff supervised volunteer working on site for a one-time special event
Carnivals, Parties, Sporting events, Classroom Speaker
Staff supervised volunteer working onsite, but not working directly with students
Office Help, Book Fair Set-up
Not directly staff supervised activities on or off-site (not in staff view and hearing)
Classroom helper outside of the classroom (ie: hallway, intervention space, etc.)
Library Helper, Transporting students, Job shadow, Career Exploration, Relay for Life, Meals on Wheels Driver
Field Trips, Overnight Trips
One-day field trip, 5th-grade trip, Club/Team Overnights
Treasurer of parent organization, cashier at school events such as book fairs, family fun nights, etc. Any time money will be handled.