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We appreciate our volunteers and community partners who play an important role in the educational experience of Salem-Keizer students.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Salem-Keizer Public Schools! The time parents and community members devote to our students is what helps make our district great. Volunteers are needed all year long for opportunities like:

  • Chaperoning field trips
  • Classroom help
  • Mailings
  • Bulletin boards
  • Library shelving
  • Working at Book Fairs
  • And many other areas!


Volunteer Application & Background Check

For the safety and security of our students, staff and community members, all volunteers must complete a background check prior to volunteering.

Student Volunteers

Students under age 18 need to complete the Student Criminal History Check form prior to volunteering with younger children. 

  • Download the Student Volunteer Criminal History Check (PAP-F007) available in English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish
  • Please return your completed and printed form to your teacher, school office, or school administrator.

Adult Volunteers

Option 1: Complete an Application Online (Preferred Method)

The online process is secure and only authorized district staff will see your results.

Adult Volunteer Application & Criminal History Check

Option 2: Print and Deliver an Application

You may submit a hard copy of your criminal history check, however the clearance process can take several weeks to complete.

Human Resources: Volunteer
2450 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97305

Volunteer Trainings

Salem-Keizer Public Schools provides training to contractors, employees, and volunteers on the prevention, recognition, and reporting of child abuse and sexual conduct. Please review these materials before volunteering with the district.

Volunteer Manuals

Volunteer Handbook

The Volunteer Handbook contains information on volunteer expectations, important policies, practices, and procedures to ensure student and adult safety.

Available in English | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

Guidance for Coaches

The document Guidance for Physical Contact with Athletes in the Coaching Environment provides information on responsibly teaching and modeling skills for student athletes by fostering a safe and comfortable environment.

Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions