Per Oregon’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Teachers and School Staff (Oregon Administrative Rule 333-019-1030), all individuals who volunteer in person will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a district-approved medical or religious exception before volunteering in a Salem-Keizer Public Schools school, facility or activity This mandate is in effect until June 16, 2023. Beginning on June 17, 2023, volunteers will no longer be required to submit proof of vaccination before volunteering.
For the 2022-23 school year, volunteer opportunities will be limited.
Previously approved volunteers who wish to volunteer in person will need to submit their COVID-19 vaccination documentation or an exception request through the link that was previously emailed or by showing their proof of vaccination to school staff.
Volunteers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 or do not have a district approved medical or religious exception and individuals who do not wish to share a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination documentation may not volunteer in person.
For additional information about the COVID-19 vaccination requirements, including information about exception requests, please see the FAQ below.
Adult Volunteers – Submit a Criminal History Check
Volunteers are needed all year long. If you’d like to volunteer there are many opportunities, including: chaperoning off-site incentive trips, classroom help, mailings, bulletin boards, library shelving, working at the book fairs, and many other areas.
All volunteers must complete a Criminal History Check
To help protect the safety and welfare of students and staff, all volunteers must complete a criminal history background check prior to beginning their volunteer service.
Option 1: Fill out the Online Form
Fill out the online webform 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.
Option 2: Download & Print Form
A paper criminal history check form may be submitted, however the clearance process can take several weeks. Download the Criminal History Check Packet (PAP-F003) form available in: Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish. Fill out the form, print it, and return to:
Human Resources: Volunteer
2450 Lancaster Drive NE,
Salem, OR 97305
Want to be a mentor or school volunteer?
Contact your local school about becoming a mentor or school volunteer and joining a parent club or 21st Century Site Council
Questions about criminal history check or approved volunteers?
Email Prevention and Protection staff with questions about criminal history check or a list of approved volunteers.
Student Volunteers – Submit a Criminal History Check
Training 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. This PDF, Responding to Suspected Child Abuse: Guidelines for Salem-Keizer School District Volunteers, provides 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.
Please visit our Child Abuse Prevention page for more information on preventing child abuse.
The Volunteers – Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries pamphlet contains tips for appropriate interactions between
students and volunteers.
Guidance for Coaches
The Guidance for Physical Contact with Athletes in the Coaching Environment document provides information on responsibly teaching and modeling skills for student athletes by fostering a safe and comfortable environment.
Available in English