Volunteer Commitment and Procedures
CONFIDENTIALITY: What you hear about students, families, and staff while volunteering is confidential. Student information should never be shared publicly.
SUPERVISION: Volunteers will perform under the direction and supervision of school personnel. Volunteers should know and follow school rules and policies. Even though volunteers are non-paid, you should maintain a proper demeanor around staff and students. Volunteers should be well groomed and dress professionally. If you are not sure how you should dress, please ask a teacher or the school principal.
COMPENSATION/APPROVAL: There is no compensation for volunteers. The District maintains the right to approve, deny, or suspend any volunteer activities at its discretion pending background checks, or once approved, for any inappropriate behavior in the school environment.
STUDENT/VOLUNTEER RELATIONSHIPS: Volunteers operate under a condition of trust when working with students in the school setting. This volunteer agreement does not extend outside of the designated school partnership and is not intended to go beyond the supervised school environment.
SCREENINGS: Background screenings are conducted for the safety of students and staff, and the protection of Board property. Findings of an offense shall not immediately disqualify volunteer status; however, the nature of the offense, date of conviction, and frequency of offense(s) shall be factors that will impact the decision.
MANDATORY REPORTING: By Georgia Law OCGA 119-7-5 if you have reason to believe a child has been abused, you must immediately report it to the school principal. Additional information regarding Mandatory Reporting is found with the Volunteer Application and must be viewed prior to providing volunteer services. The video can also be found by clicking the icon below.
Volunteer: Volunteers are parents or other adults who are willing to donate their services to the schools or to the school district by assisting with one or more phases of school operation.
Visitor: Those who attend school events as a spectator or have a scheduled appointment with the school regarding school business or student related matters. Visitors also include classroom speakers, performers or assembly speakers who visit a school infrequently or attend a single event. Visitors are not subject to the application and screening process associated with volunteers.