Volunteer for Battle Ground Public Schools

Volunteers make the difference! From kindergarten to high school and taking on a variety of roles, volunteers from the community help our students succeed.

You don’t need teaching or professional experience to volunteer. The most important qualification is a genuine interest in helping our students and teachers maximize their potential. Recruitment and placement of volunteers is done at the school building level. Community volunteers frequently connect with a school that is close to their home or place of work, or choose an age level of students they prefer. Before you contact one of our schools about volunteer opportunities, please complete the Clearance Process below for parent, classroom and daytime field trips.

If you are interested in volunteering as a coach or as an overnight field trip chaperone, please contact your school’s building secretary to see what type of clearance will be needed before starting an application.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Complete the Volunteer Clearance Process prior to being assigned to a volunteer position within the district.

Volunteer Clearance Process

Step 1. Read the Volunteer Handbook/Expectations agreement.

Step 2. Complete the Volunteer Application Form, which includes the VOLUNTEER DISCLOSURE FORM. If you are a paid employee of Battle Ground School District, fill out the Volunteer Application Form- Staff

Step 3. Visit the school office you want to volunteer with and present your valid photo identification*. This must be done in person. Once validated, it takes 7-10 business days to complete the criminal history background check.

*Washington residents must present a valid Washington driver’s license or state ID card. By law, after you move to Washington state, you have 30 days to obtain your Washington driver’s license. Out of state residents, please contact the school’s secretary for instructions on starting the BIB Secure Volunteer Application, which is a different process and a fee.

Fees

There is no fee for completing the Volunteer Application Form.

The BIB Secure Volunteer Application fee is $26.45 can be paid online, is a 50-state background check, and takes approximately 10 business days to process.

Vaccines

Washington state has ended its state of emergency and rescinded all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations as of October 31st, 2022, meaning our volunteers and/or guest speakers will no longer be required to provide proof of COVID vaccinations.

Sign in and out

For safety and security reasons on campuses, all volunteers, guest speakers and career fair participants are required to sign in out at school offices.

Volunteers working in classrooms will NOT be alone with students at any time while on campus and have completed all requirements for volunteering.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

The information disclosed through the Clearance Process will be used only to determine eligibility to volunteer, and will not be used or disseminated for any other purposes. The Clearance Process includes a criminal history background check.

CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK

Battle Ground Public Schools requests out of state records of criminal convictions for felony crimes. If the report shows evidence of a criminal history background and we are unable to consider you for volunteering in Battle Ground Public Schools, you will be notified. Volunteers are welcome to request a copy of their criminal history background records. 

Volunteer clearance is valid for two years from the issue date. 

VOLUNTEER DISCLOSURE FORM

This form is included in the online Volunteer Application, is required by law in order to be in compliance with RCW 43.43.830, RCW 43.43.832 and RCW 9.96A.020.

VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK/EXPECTATIONS AGREEMENT

By submitting your application to volunteer for Battle Ground Public Schools, you verify that you have read and understand the expectations and appropriate behaviors while volunteering with BGPS.

Questions about volunteering?

Contact the office staff at any school.
BGPS All Schools Directory

Battle Ground Public Schools volunteer coordinator
360-885-5300
volunteer@battlegroundps.org

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