2020-2021 Volunteer Activity Participant
NOTE: This application is for individuals who have prearranged to volunteer at a specific NWRESD site/Administrator. Contact before submitting this application with a Site Coordinator is required. Applications submitted without prior arrangement with a NWRESD Site Coordinator will be rejected.
At various times throughout a school year an individual may desire to participate in an activity at a Northwest Regional ESD facility or event. It is necessary for that potential volunteer to complete an application similar to applying for a paid position. Volunteer applicant will be the subject of a background check and must complete a Volunteer Application prior to beginning any activity at a Northwest Regional ESD facility. Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed for completion and you will be sent an email with a link to the required Volunteer Online Forms (Background Check, Emergency Contacts, Volunteer Conduct Agreement). These forms must be completed and submitted before approval to volunteer can be obtained. Once all required forms have been submitted and the report from Criminal Information Services is received, you and the Program Coordinator will receive an Email notice of your Volunteer Status (approved or not).
VOLUNTEER CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS
Volunteer Application/Guidelines Form
A completed Volunteer Application/Guidelines form must be on file before working with students.
Volunteers are required to sign in and out of the building and wear a badge, tag, or button identifying them as a volunteer.
Volunteers must understand that the paid staff is, by law, legally responsible for the overall management and operation of the school and its programs classrooms.
Volunteers must keep information confidential regarding students and or staff members within the school in which they work. Such information is only to be discussed with the appropriate teacher or staff member at the school.
Volunteers may not discipline students. Such matters are to be referred to the appropriate staff member.
Supervision of Students
Students are not to be left without supervision, especially in the event of an emergency. Volunteers should use the room communication system to call for help or send a student to the office if necessary.
During an emergency drill, volunteers are to exit the building with students, as directed by school staff.
Volunteers are not usually trained to handle bodily fluids and should call for staff if a student is bleeding or vomiting.
Volunteers must be reliable and will notify the staff person as soon as they are aware of being unable to volunteer or if arrival time is later than scheduled.
Example for Students
Volunteers set an example for students. Dress and behavior should not attract undue attention. Use of profanity, smoking, and the promotion of personal religious doctrine is not allowed in any NWRESD facility.
Use of NWRESD Network Services
Volunteers are expected to follow NWRESD policy and administrative rule EDE and EDE-AR regarding the “Acceptable Use of Electronic and Network Services”.