Volunteers

The School District of Washington welcomes volunteers into our school community and recognizes those individuals as an integral part of our mission. Thank you for your consideration in becoming a volunteer.

We appreciate that volunteers want to get to work as soon as possible, and we are excited to have volunteers in our schools. This process, however, can take between 30-45 days for completion prior to a volunteer being able to start. Please keep in mind that these efforts are designed to ensure the safety of the students in our care.

The Human Resources department processes applications on a monthly basis, but the start date of a volunteer is contingent upon the timeframe in which the individual is able to complete the requirements for becoming a volunteer (paperwork, disclosures, video training, and background check). Background check locations are limited in our area and those results are not necessarily accessible by the District immediately.

Volunteers can expect that they will need to complete annual paperwork and video training requirements should they wish to continue to volunteer. They can also expect that the sex offender registry will be checked annually, and they will periodically have to run their license through the Raptor system upon entry to our building. The fingerprint criminal background check is good for 6 years. Upon renewal, the volunteer will be contacted directly to see if they wish to continue volunteering. If so, the process will be initiated.


SDOW Volunteer Flyer