Volunteer Guidelines & Expectations
- The following expectations are required of volunteers
- Volunteers must be willing to work under the direction of the teacher or principal;
- Volunteers must be dependable;
- Volunteers must have a sincere desire to help and work with children;
- Volunteers must model professional behavior.
Working as a volunteer
- All volunteers must sign in and out at the main office and wear identification badge at all times;
- Cell phones should be turned off or set on silent/vibrate while in the building;
- Respect the teaching/learning time by not using your time at school for an informal parent-teacher conference;
- Be open and honest in your communication to staff and administration. If you feel a problem exists, help us to identify them by communicating with us. Please understand that there may be some issues we may not be able to discuss due to confidentiality issues;
- As a volunteer, you are not expected to administer discipline to children. If a child is disruptive, seek assistance from the teacher or principal.
- Match your interests and time availability with school needs; consult the building office for more details regarding school needs, requirements and scheduling options;
- Know when and whom to contact if problems arise;
- If you cannot fulfill your commitment for any period of time, notify the office and the teacher so other plans can be made, if necessary;
- Follow district and school procedures for signing in/out wearing identification badges, using school materials, collecting money and maintaining health and security standards;
- Know emergency procedures for safety drills, fire, illness, etc.;
- Observe confidentiality regarding information, events and people you deal with while volunteering.
- Know your area of responsibility;
- Seek advice and direction from those directly in charge;
- Maintain a spirit of partnership and cooperation with all staff members;
- Share appropriate information and suggestions.
- Always be consistent with the specific rules and practices encouraged by the teacher or supervisor;
- Maintain your position of responsibility and authority at all times;
- Learn names and procedures quickly;
- Be aware of and sensitive to individual student problems, deficiencies and special needs.