Volunteer for Battle Ground Public Schools

We encourage you to volunteer your time in our schools. Volunteers help out in all of our schools – from kindergarten to high school – taking on a variety of roles to help our students succeed.

You don’t need teaching or professional experience to volunteer. The most important qualification is a genuine interest in helping our students and teachers maximize their potential.

Recruitment and placement of volunteers are done at the school building level. Community volunteers frequently connect with a school that is close to their home or place of work or choose an age level of students they prefer. Before you contact one of our schools about volunteer opportunities, please complete the Clearance Process below for parent, classroom, and daytime field trips.

  • If you are interested in volunteer coaching and overnight field trip chaperones, or any other type of volunteer activity, please contact your school’s building secretary to see what type of clearance will be needed before starting an application.

Qualifications and Volunteer Clearance Process instructions

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and complete the clearance process, which includes a Washington State Patrol criminal history background check. Volunteer clearance must be renewed every two years. All documents (including photo identification and proof of vaccination, must be turned in before the application can be processed. Please allow 7-10 business days for clearance.

Clearance Process

  1. Read the Volunteer Handbook/Expectations agreement.
  2. Complete the online Volunteer Application, which includes the VOLUNTEER DISCLOSURE FORM.
  3. Bring your valid photo identification and proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the school office for verification. These documents must be turned in BEFORE your application can be processed. Once all documents are turned in, it takes 7-10 business days for clearance.
  4. Washington residents* must present a valid Washington driver’s license or state ID card. By law, after you move to Washington state, you have 30 days to obtain your Washington driver’s license.
  5. Oregon residents** Please contact your school’s secretary for instructions on starting the BIB Secure Volunteer application.

The BIB Secure Volunteer application is $23.95 paid online during the application and is a 50-state background check. It takes approximately 10 days to complete.

Persons interested in volunteering in Battle Ground Public Schools must complete the Volunteer Clearance Process prior to being assigned to a volunteer position within the district. The information disclosed through the Clearance Process will be used only to determine eligibility to volunteer and will not be used or disseminated for any other purpose. During the Clearance Process, the district collects the following documentation:

CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK – Battle Ground Public Schools requests Washington and Oregon State Patrol (WSP/OSP) records of criminal convictions for felony crimes within the last ten (10) years as well as any offenses against persons, civil adjudication of child abuse, and disciplinary board final decisions from the WSP/OSP criminal identification system. If the WSP/OSP report shows evidence of a criminal history background and we are unable to consider you for volunteering in Battle Ground Public Schools, you will be notified by mail. Volunteers are welcome to request a copy of their WSP/OSP report through the Battle Ground Public Schools district office. WSP/OSP Criminal History Background records expire after (2) years from the date of issue. At that time you will need to renew your clearance.

VOLUNTEER DISCLOSURE FORM – This form (which is included in the online Volunteer Application), is required by law in order to be in compliance with RCW 43.43.830, RCW 43.43.832, and RCW 9.96A.020.

VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK/EXPECTATIONS AGREEMENT – By submitting your application to volunteer for Battle Ground Public Schools, you verify that you have read and understand the expectations and appropriate behaviors while working as a volunteer with BGPS students and staff.

PHOTO IDENTIFICATION – Upon completion of your volunteer application, you will be required to present your valid identification in-person to district staff for verification.

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