• 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
    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
    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 awalter@isd622.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. 

    Description

    Examples

    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

    no

    Staff supervised volunteer working on site for a one-time special event

    Carnivals, Parties, Sporting events, Classroom Speaker

    no

    Staff supervised volunteer working onsite, but not working directly with students

    Office Help, Book Fair Set-up

    no

    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

    yes

    Field Trips, Overnight Trips

    One-day field trip, 5th-grade trip, Club/Team Overnights

    yes

    Handling Money

    Treasurer of parent organization, cashier at school events such as book fairs, family fun nights, etc. Any time money will be handled.

    yes