Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering in the Lebanon schools!

There are different opportunities available at each school throughout the year. There are two types of Volunteers in our Lebanon schools - Regular and Designated.

The Lebanon School Board’s Policy (IJOC) requires that Designated Volunteers undergo a background investigation including fingerprinting and a criminal history record check if they are working with students in an unsupervised situation on or off school property. Examples include coaching, drama, or athletics after school; supervising before or after school activities; tutoring. your principal will determine if you are to be considered a Designated Volunteer.

The background check is not required of a Regular volunteer who is helping out where a teacher, aide, secretary, bus driver, administrator or another employee is present at all times.

Background checks are done at the SAU Office during regular office hours on Tuesdays from 8:00 am until 11:30 and on Thursdays from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm. The District pays for the record check. You will be given a confirmation of fingerprinting which you will need to return to your school before you will be allowed to volunteer.

As a volunteer you are required per Lebanon School Board’s Policy (JICK), to complete Bullying Awareness training before volunteering in any capacity.

The school will give you a letter officially recognizing you as a volunteer and informing you of the volunteer immunity law. You sign and return a copy of the letter that the school keeps on file.

Questions? Please contact Dianne Estes, 790-8500 in the SAU office or your school’s office.

On behalf of the students whose lives you touch and as the Lebanon School District Coordinator, I want to commend you for your commitment and thank you for enriching our students’ curriculum with your talents, culture, education, and experiences.

Letter From Volunteer Coordinator:

I would like to welcome the NEW VOLUNTEERS interested in becoming a part of this very important group in the school district – people willing to step in and help out. Volunteers support teachers and staff. Through their support, they increase student/adult ratio and subsequently increase overall academic achievement and self – esteem. Volunteering enriches a child’s experience at Lebanon School District and their life as well. Perspective volunteers can find the necessary forms below, from the school, or from me at the Central Office located at, 20 Seminary Hill, West Lebanon. Thank you, Dianne Estes

Please complete the following documents for Volunteering in our schools.

All Volunteers:
 Volunteer Application

    ****Optional and encouraged - Read Understanding         Bullying handout and watch Bullying Prevention for the     Public - CDC Podcast  (4:19minutes)
    Website: http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=8622470

Designated Volunteers - Please see and read the Designated Volunteers Procedures List and complete the Volunteer Application, the Designated Service Statement and Confidentiality Agreement.

Designated Volunteer Service Statement and Confidentiality Agreement

Fingerprinting Hours
Tuesdays 8-11:30 AM
Thursdays 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Lebanon School District Volunteer Opportunities

Lego League - Elementary schools

Code Club - Elementary schools

4-Winds Program - Elementary schools

Walking School Bus – Mount Lebanon School

Reading Buddies @ Mount Lebanon and Hanover Street School

Times to be determined

Gardening Assistance @ Mount Lebanon School and Hanover Street School

Ice Skating Rink assembly/Maintenance@ Mount Lebanon School

Educational Nature Trails @ Lebanon Middle School


Cyber and physical bullying are growing and undeniable problems, and like so many misunderstood issues, education and awareness are the best prevention tools we have.

Key elements of the guide include:

- An in-depth look at the specific types of bullying, including cyberbullying, sexual bullying, physical bullying and more
- An extensive Q&A with two leading experts in psychology and psychiatry
- Bullying prevention techniques for students, parents, teachers and administrators

Two experts in the field were essential in the crafting of this guide. Dr. Ben Michaelis is a clinical psychologist and regular guest/contributor on Huffington Post, Fox News, and the Today Show. Dr. Steven C. Schlozman is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and also serves as the Associate Director of the Clay Center for Young Health Minds. Their combined expertise is an invaluable asset, that offer  a uniquely in-depth look at the truth of bullying.
Check out a helpful resource here: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/bullying-awareness-guidebook/

Dianne Estes,
Jan 21, 2016, 8:24 AM