Volunteer opportunities abound. You may ...

  • be an Art Docent
  • help with art projects
  • be a reading partner
  • assist in a health room
  • be a coach of Math Olympiad, sports, or other teams
  • take volunteer tasks home
  • assist by planning for or being at special events
Applying to be a volunteer
 
Please review the Volunteer Handbook 2014 and learn about the possibilities, rules and requirements, and procedures.
 
A new online Volunteer Application Process will go live Monday, September 14, 2015. Therefore, the following information and directions may change as updates are made prior to that launch.
 
Notes:
  • Please allow two weeks for the clearance and approval process to be completed.
  • Schools are notified when the volunteer has been approved; we do not have the resources to notify each volunteer of their approval. However, volunteers are welcome to check with the Community Relations Office (see below) or their school administrative secretary if they would like to know the status of their approval.
  • New: We also are implementing volunteer screening technology at each school. You will initially need to be entered into that system by the appointed office staff. You will be directed on the simple step of scanning your driver license and wearing the Volunteer badge that will be printed each time you subsequently volunteer.
All  new volunteers or those who need to renew their application forms, please:
  1. Complete the three forms below or the online Application process when it is launched.
  2. In the online system, as you complete each form, there is a link to the next form.
  3. From the third form, "Volunteer Disclosure and Consent," there is a link to the online training.
  4. Allow approximately 20 minutes to complete all aspects of the online application process.
  5. Make a photocopy of your driver's license.
  6. The required forms include:
Volunteer Drivers: If you will be driving students to school WIAA activities, complete the above and then follow these directions to complete the Volunteer Driver Checklist. Submit this additional form and a copy of your insurance card to your school administrative secretary. Club sports separately handle this clearance for their drivers.
 
Volunteer Training:
  • The next in-person training will be scheduled in the fall of 2015.
  • If you are unable to attend or need to start volunteering prior to the next in-person training, you may complete the online training.
  • You will finish the training by completing the "quick review" (link found on slide #8 of the PowerPoint). Be sure to choose SAVE (not DONE).
  • Email pkeyes@bisd303.org when you have completed the quick review.
  • Online Training.  
  • With all paperwork and the training complete, a criminal background check will be conducted. Upon clearance your name will be added to the comprehensive list of approved volunteers. Schools will be notified as soon as volunteers are approved.
When is a Hold Harmless Agreement needed? For some volunteer opportunities, such as helping to weed or work on the grounds of school properties, you will need to complete a Hold Harmless Agreement.
 
When are fingerprints required? Any volunteer who will have any amount of ongoing unsupervised contact with students should follow these directions for a fingerprint record check.
 
Please call or send any questions to:
BISD Community Relations Office
8489 Madison Avenue NE.
Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110
via pkeyes@bisd303.org or by calling206-780-1398
**Volunteers are authorized for two years from the time of approval. After two years, the process must be repeated.
 
Thousands of volunteer tasks, thousands of volunteer hours - read some Volunteer Program Reports: