Volunteer: Make a Difference

Volunteers play an essential role here in the Walton County School District. Our schools would not be able to operate as smoothly without each and every person serving in our facilities. We believe that when schools, families and the community work together to support learning, everyone benefits. We appreciate your interest in our schools and look forward to serving with you. 

Who is required to complete volunteer training? 
The Walton County School District does not require everyone who visits a school to complete the volunteer training process, so to help differentiate between a school visitor, volunteer and chaperone we have created brief descriptions below.

Visitor

Parent visiting the school. A parental visitor acting in the role of a parent is not required to register as a volunteer or complete the child abuse reporting training. Examples include, but are not limited to, visitors to the school for parent/teacher conferences, 504/IEP meetings, schoolwide and classroom programs or events, PTO events, field day, eating lunch with their child or any visit to sign in or check out their student.

A non-parental visitor is not required to register as a volunteer or complete the child abuse reporting training. Non-parental visitors include, but are not limited to, community members, business owners/partners, civic leaders or emergency personnel who are visiting the school for a short, singular time and are under the supervision of an administrator and/or teacher at all times.

All visitors must sign in at the front desk upon entering the school.

Volunteer

Parent volunteering in a classroom.
A school volunteer is a non-paid individual who serves in any auxiliary capacity under the direction and supervision of school personnel. A volunteer is one who performs any essential duties that an employee could perform such as, but not limited to, making copies, filing, escorting students, working with extracurricular activity groups or assisting with lunch duty, media center and front office tasks. Any person who leads or assists student groups or students other than their own in school or extracurricular programs is considered a volunteer. Volunteers will typically serve in this capacity multiple times throughout the school year. 
 
All volunteers must have a cleared criminal background check and complete the volunteer training prior to serving.

Chaperone

Chaperone on Field Trip
A chaperone is any non-school personnel who attends an off-campus school activity, whether as a parent or official chaperone. 
 
All chaperones must have a cleared criminal background check and complete the volunteer training prior to attending any off-campus school function.
 
Ready to Volunteer? 
If you would like to complete the volunteer training and submit a federal background check, please continue the process by clicking "Register to Volunteer" below. The entire process should take no longer than 15 minutes. A $10 processing fee is required for the federal background check. Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
 
 
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