Volunteering with Staunton City Schools
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Staunton City Schools. Your
personal interest and desire to help is welcomed and appreciated. Our youth are
our most important community resource, and their education will form the
foundation of the future.Volunteering in any of
our schools is a unique and exciting experience and a
benefit to both the school and you as the volunteer. Volunteering is designed to
promote and maintain a supportive relationship between students, schools and
their community. Volunteers who are committed to helping students be successful
are important partners in academic achievement.
The goals of the
Staunton City Schools’ Volunteer Program are to:
Provide students with
individual assistance and attention.
Support the educational
curriculum and broadening their awareness of and experiences with those who
share different backgrounds, resources and talents.
Help school personnel
with instructional tasks and duties.
for school employees, parents and community members to share knowledge,
talents, and resources with our students.
Becoming a Volunteer with Staunton City Schools
Step 1: Please view our Volunteer Handbook to orient you to the SCS' Volunteer Program.This handbook outlines
what is required of you as a volunteer, and will give you an overview of the various opportunities, policies, and procedures that schools
and volunteers must follow in order to maintain a safe and caring learning
environment for our students. You may also visit one of our schools to pick up a printed copy.
and submit to the school volunteer coordinator at each respective school or Activities Director (Volunteer Athletic Coach).
The safety and security of the school community is a top priority for
Staunton City Schools. Therefore, for
your protection and that of students and staff of Staunton City Schools, the
volunteer coordinator will check with the National Sex Offender Public Website
which includes the Virginia State Police “Registry of Sexual Offenders and
Crimes against Minors” on all school volunteers. Furthermore, anyone convicted
of a misdemeanor offense, especially an offense against a minor, may be
disqualified from volunteering depending upon then nature/time of the offense
and/or volunteer activity. Anyone
convicted of a felony offense will not be eligible to volunteer with Staunton
volunteer positions including Volunteer Athletic Coaches and Volunteer Mentors
must undergo fingerprinting/background checks including but not limited to the
Virginia State Police/FBI Background Check and the Virginia Department of
Social Services/Child Protective Services. All Volunteer Athletic
Coaches must be approved by the Staunton City School Board.
All information obtained in the volunteer application packet and the
background check shall be kept confidential. In the event a background check
turns up something that may prevent a volunteer from serving or affect the area
in which he or she services, the applicant will be notified.
For more information about our Volunteer Program, please contact:
Jonathan G. Venn, Director of Human Resources
Staunton City Schools
116 W. Beverley Street
Staunton, Va. 24401
Phone: 540-332-3920 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org