Volunteering

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Volunteers and community partners play an important role in Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Every day in every school, volunteers support and encourage staff and students, and take an active role in helping every student achieve. Through their contributions of time, energy, inspiration and expertise, volunteers often report they receive more than they give.

Anyone may apply to become a volunteer. Before taking part in a volunteer activity, applicants must complete a criminal history check.

Online Volunteer Form (Click Here)

Adult Volunteers – Submit a Criminal History Check

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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 Us

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

Contact Debbie Joa in Human Resources

at joa_debbie@salkeiz.k12.or.us with questions about criminal history check, or a list of approved volunteers.

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.

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Student Volunteer Criminal History Check (PAP-007) – English

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Student Volunteer Criminal History Check (PAP-007) – Spanish

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Student Volunteer Criminal History Check (PAP-007) – Russian

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Student Volunteer Criminal History Check (PAP-007) – Marshallese

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You can also choose to volunteer with Salem-Keizer Education Foundation (SKEF). Fill out their Volunteer form online at the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation’s website, or print out and use the identical form in the brochure Volunteering in Salem-Keizer (right).

Note: You must also fill out the online Criminal History Check form, in additon to the Volunteering form, regardless of if you use the link to SKEF’s online Volunteer form, or if you use the form in the Volunteering in Salem-Keizer inside the “Become a Volunteer” brochure (right).

Online Volunteer Form (Click Here)

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Reference Materials for Volunteers

Volunteer Handbook

PDF of Volunteer Handbook in English

Volunteer Handbook – English

Link to PDF of Volunteer Handbook in Spanish

Manual de voluntarios – Spanish

Volunteers Pamphlet

This pamphlet contains tips for maintaining appropriate interactions with students.

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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.

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Information for Volunteers: Bullying, Harassment, Bullying, Intimidation, Menacing, and Cyberbullying

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Hazing, Harrassment, Intimidation, Bullying and Menancing: Information for Volunteers - PDF format

Information for Volunteers: Child Abuse and Adult-Child Boundaries

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Information for Volunteers: Child Abuse and Adult-Child Boundaries

Frequently Asked Questions on Volunteering

Who should I contact if I have any volunteer questions about the process?2017-10-27T07:48:28+00:00

Please feel free to contact the school where you wish to volunteer or contact the Human Resources Department at 503-399-3061.

How do I find out if my criminal record will permit me to volunteer?2017-07-25T13:38:05+00:00

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.

Does the applicant need to disclose their social security number?2017-07-25T13:23:39+00:00

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.

What happens when a Criminal History Check Packet is incomplete?2017-07-25T13:22:45+00:00

Please ensure that all sections of the form are complete. Forms that are incomplete or inaccurate will be returned, rejected or delayed in processing.

When can a volunteer applicant begin to volunteer?2017-07-25T13:22:20+00:00

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
early.

Are student teachers and interns required to complete the criminal history check process?2017-07-25T13:21:23+00:00

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.

Can I apply to volunteer online?2017-07-25T13:37:26+00:00

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.

Who must complete the Volunteer Criminal History Check Process?2017-07-25T13:10:27+00:00

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.

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