Volunteering In Asheville City Schools
As a volunteer, you are an important part of the school community. When you become a volunteer, your work takes on special significance -- though you are not part of the staff, you share the same responsibilities that paid staff are held to while engaged with students. School volunteers may be parents or community members. Volunteers can be utilized in a variety of situations in schools, ranging from one time only to monthly, weekly or daily commitments. They may provide tutorial help, monitor lunchrooms, staff libraries and supervise playgrounds. Volunteers may assist the classroom teacher and the clerical staff. They may answer telephones, type or file. They might share a special skill, occupation, or talent with the students.
- Availability, dependability, reliability, friendliness, and flexibility.
- Awareness of and willingness to follow all school district or state-mandated criteria.
- Special talents or abilities that help to enrich the school program.
- Recognition that accepting an assignment is a serious commitment.
- Maintain strict confidentiality regarding students and school personnel.
- A desire and interest in working with children and youth.
- A willingness to learn and to follow directions while working with students.
Background Checks:Only Level II Volunteers are required to have a background check completed before they can begin working with students and attend volunteer orientation.
Level I Volunteers:
- Do not have unsupervised contact with students.
- Level I Volunteers may help with PTO/PTA fundraising activities, athletic concession sales, day field trip chaperones, and school beautification projects.
Level II Volunteers:
- May have unsupervised contact with students.
- Volunteer regularly.
- Must have a clear background check.
- Must have adequate reference checks.
- Level II Volunteers may work in the classroom, serve as reading and math tutors, extracurricular coaches, mentors, and overnight field trip chaperones.