Adult Volunteers – Submit a Criminal History Check
You can use our online webform (click here) to submit a criminal history check. The online process is secure, and only authorized district staff will see the results. The online submission form is the preferred method.
A paper criminal history check form may be submitted (available in several languages), however the clearance process can take several weeks. See attachments at the bottom of this page to download a fillable PDF of the PAP-F003 “Criminal History Check Packet”. Fill out the form, print it, and return to Human Resources: Volunteer at 2450 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305.
This form is not for Salem-Keizer School District Staff. If you are a current employee and have questions about volunteering, please call Human Resources at 503-399-3061.
Contact your local school about:
- Becoming a mentor or school volunteer
- Joining a parent club or 21st Century Site Council
Contact the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation about:
- Supporting events like the Crystal Apple Awards, the Awesome 3000, etc.
- Being matched to a school or program that needs you the most
- Helping in after school and summer camp
Student Volunteers – Submit a Criminal History Check
Student Volunteers and Workers need to fill out the “Student Volunteer Criminal History Check Summary” form PAP-F007. See the attachments at the bottom of this page to download a fillable PDF of the form. Fill out the form, print it, and return to Human Resources: Volunteer at 2450 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305.
Reference Materials for Volunteers
Responding to Suspected Child Abuse, Volunteers
As a volunteer, you may interact with students who have been the victims of abuse or neglect. You may question how you should respond to such concerns. Attached you will find the process to follow if you suspect that a child at school is the victim of abuse. Please read the information carefully and speak with an administrator if you have questions.
Frequently Asked Questions on Volunteering
To help protect the safety and welfare of students and staff, all volunteers must complete a criminal history check prior to beginning their volunteer service. Criminal history check forms are required for people involved in but not limited to the following: coaching or advising, assisting with before or after school programs, assisting with camps (including but not limited to athletic, music or drama), mentoring, interning or student teaching, assisting in the classroom or office, or chaperoning. In accordance with Administrative Policy PAPA003, any person volunteering in any capacity with the Salem-Keizer School District is required to complete the criminal history check process.
Yes. Even if a student teacher or intern completes a criminal history check through a university or TSPC, he/she would be required to complete a Salem-Keizer School District criminal history check prior to beginning student teaching. Please contact the Human Resources Department at 503-399-3061 should you have any questions.
Adult volunteer applicants are encouraged to submit the criminal history form online. This is the quickest way to get your information processed and approved. You can fill out and submit using the online form below.
If you would prefer not to complete the application online; we also accept paper criminal history check packets. Packets are available at the school/location where you would like to volunteer or download the fillable PAP-F003 “Criminal History Check Packet” PDF attached at the bottom of this post. Fill out the form, print it, and return to Human Resources: Volunteering at 2450 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305.
After completing the criminal history check process. An individual may not volunteer until final approval is given by Prevention and Protection/Human Resources staff. As the process can take several weeks during peak times, volunteers are encouraged to submit paperwork
First you must submit a criminal history form (either online or a paper form). You will be notified via telephone or mail if your application requires additional review.
Please ensure that all sections of the form are complete. Forms that are incomplete or inaccurate will be returned, rejected or delayed in processing.
No. Providing the last four digits of your social security number on this form is voluntary. If for any reason we are unable to complete the criminal history check, we may ask you to provide additional means of identification. If you do provide your social security number, it will be used to ensure you are not misidentified. Your social security number will be used only as stated above. State and Federal law protects the privacy of your records. Studentvolunteers (under age 18) do not need to provide a social security number or driver license number on their application.
Please feel free to contact the school where you wish to volunteer or contact the Human Resources Department at 503-399-3061.