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.
All volunteers need to:
- 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. 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.
- Attend/complete volunteer training (see below).
- Make a photocopy of your driver's license.
- Print and complete a Volunteer Application. Be certain you complete pages 1 and 2 of the application and include the school(s) where you will/would like to volunteer on page 2.
- After reading the handbook, complete a Volunteer Agreement and a Volunteer Disclosure and Consent Form
- Staple these four items together with your license on top.
- Complete the online training; see Volunteer Training below.
- Submit the three required forms to any school office.
When a Hold Harmless Agreement is needed: For some volunteer opportunities, such as helping to weed school properties, you will need to complete a Hold Harmless Agreement.
Fingerprints are required for any volunteer who will have unsupervised contact with students. Follow these directions if a fingerprint record check is requested (these will be updated as necessary).
- This year's in-person volunteer trainings have been completed. However, you may complete an online PowerPoint training. You will finish the training by completing the "quick review" on slide #8 at the end of the PowerPoint. Be sure to choose SAVE (not DONE).
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org when you have completed the quick review.
- Online Training.
- With all paperwork and the training complete, a Wa. State Patrol Request for Criminal History will be conducted, and upon clearance your name will be added to the comprehensive list of approved volunteers. Schools will be notified regarding updates to the list.
Return the forms to a school or contact:
BISD Community Relations Office
8489 Madison Avenue NE.
Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110
Questions? Call 206-780-1398
**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: