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.
 
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.
All volunteers need to:
  1. Attend/complete Volunteer Training (see below).
  2. Make a photocopy of your driver's license.
  3. Print and complete a Volunteer Application. Be certain you complete pages 1-2 and include the school(s) where you will/would like to volunteer on page 2.
  4. Complete a Volunteer Agreement and a Volunteer Disclosure and Consent Form
  5. Staple these four items together with your license on top.
  6. Submit this required information to any school office.
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. Include this additional form and a copy of your insurance card with your application packet. 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 unsupervised contact with students should follow these directions for a fingerprint record check.(These are given by direction of the Olympic Educational Service District (OESD) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
 
If you have the required training and forms complete, you may also return the forms with a copy of your license to:
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.
 
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