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Dear Volunteer, 

Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to the students of Vancouver Public Schools. We appreciate all of our volunteers.

Due to COVID-19 and physical distancing requirements for the upcoming school year, in-person volunteer activities at our schools are paused at this time. This includes classroom volunteers, Lunch Buddies, field trip chaperones and all other volunteers.

School activities sponsored by various parent-teacher organizations may be limited to meet state and local health department guidelines and/or restrictions. Please check with your school principal if you have questions.

You may receive notification that your two-year volunteer clearance is up for renewal. We encourage you to complete the renewal process so you are ready to go as soon as we are able to welcome volunteers back into our schools. 

Thank you again for your dedication to our students and staff.

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Estimado Voluntario:

Gracias por su apoyo y compromiso continuo con los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools”. Apreciamos a todos nuestros voluntarios.

Debido a COVID-19 y los requisitos de distanciamiento físico para el próximo año escolar, las actividades para voluntarios en persona en nuestras escuelas han sido pausadas por el momento. Esto incluye a los voluntarios en los salones de clases, los acompañantes de almuerzo “Lunch Buddies”, acompañantes para paseos escolares y todos los otros voluntarios.

Actividades patrocinadas por varias organizaciones de padres y maestros podrían ser limitadas para cumplir con las directrices y/o restricciones del departamento de salud del estado y local.

Por favor consulte con el director de su escuela si tiene preguntas.

Puede que usted reciba una notificación para la renovación de su permiso de voluntario que necesita renovarse cada dos años. Le animamos a completar el proceso de renovación the renewal process para reanudar su labor de voluntario en cuanto podamos volver a acoger a los voluntarios en nuestras escuelas.

Gracias nuevamente por su dedicación a nuestros estudiantes y personal escolar.

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Уважаемый волонтёр!  

Благодарим Вас за Вашу постоянную поддержку и готовность оказывать помощь ученикам Ванкуверских государственных школ. Мы высоко ценим всех наших волонтёров. 

В связи с эпидемией COVID-19 и требованиями о соблюдении физической дистанции между людьми в следующем учебном году мы в настоящий момент приостанавливаем личное присутствие и деятельность волонтёров в зданиях школ. Это включает помощь волонтёров в классе, Lunch Buddies, сопровождение во время экскурсий и помощь всех других волонтёров. 

Мероприятия, проводимые в школах различными ассоциациями учителей и родителей, могут быть лимитированы в соответствии с руководящими указаниями местного отдела здравоохранения и/или другими ограничениями. Пожалуйста, обращайтесь к директору вашей школы, если у вас есть вопросы. 

Возможно, Вы получите уведомление о том, что Вам пора обновить Ваш допуск к волонтёрской работе (volunteer clearance). Мы рекомендуем Вам закончить процесс обновления допуска (the renewal process) для того, чтобы Вы были готовы снова стать волонтёром, как только мы будем иметь возможность пригласить волонтёров обратно в наши школы. 

Ещё раз благодарим Вас за Ваше стремление помогать нашим учащимся и сотрудникам

Volunteer

We love our volunteers. Share your talents, gain experience and inspire a child

We encourage and welcome you to volunteer your time in our schools. Volunteers help out in all of our schools—from kindergarten to high school—taking on a variety of roles to 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.

What volunteers doStudents and volunteer at Hazel Dell Elementary School learning about worms from WSU master gardeners.

  • Tutor and mentor students
  • Chaperone activities
  • Assist teachers
  • Have lunch
  • Help out in the office

…and so much more!

Volunteer placementVolunteer helping students make bird houses

Recruitment and placement of volunteers is done at the school building level. Frequently community volunteers connect with a school that is close to their home or place of work or choose an age level of students they prefer. To help with your placement, consider these questions:

  • Would you like to work directly with students?
  • What kind of volunteer job would you like to do?
  • Where would you prefer to work—elementary, middle or high school?
  • What days or hours do you prefer?
  • How much time do you want to commit to a volunteer job?

Contact

360-313-4720

Crystal ReedVolunteer clearances

How to become a volunteer

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Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and complete the clearance process, which includes a Washington State Patrol criminal history background check.

Washington residents

Washington residents can apply online.

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Oregon residents

Oregon residents need to print, read, complete and sign the following application. Completed forms must be taken to any school or district office in person. Photo identification will be verified by a school employee. Oregon residents also must pay a $10 fee at the time of submitting their application; this covers the cost of running a background check in Oregon. The district does not profit from the fee.

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Guidelines

Download our volunteer handbook and handouts packet and review the materials before you begin your volunteer duties.

Volunteer guidelines (PDF)
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