Park County School District No. 6
Thank you very much for your dedication and diligence in the work you do for our schools. We love our volunteers because they contribute so much time and energy to our students and staff. Our schools would not be what they are without you. We love volunteers at our school sites because they contribute so much time and energy to the students and staff. Here are a few things for volunteers to keep in mind.
- Any volunteer that will be with students unsupervised by a district employee or chaperoning a field trip must be fingerprinted. The information and forms for fingerprinting can be obtained at each school location, the district office, and on this website.
- Volunteering carries with it the responsibility of being loyal to the school district.
- Confidentiality is a must. All information you hear or read is confidential. Do not share this information with others.
An injury or accident that occurs while on school property must be promptly reported to the school office. Volunteers assisting in a classroom, please allow teachers to instruct you in what needs to be done. Discipline is solely the responsibility of the school district staff. If you encounter a problem with a student or see a conflict, contact a staff member to deal with the situation.
The commitment of your time is valued highly by the staff and Administration.
How to Get Started
Volunteers are coordinated by each school site. If you are interested in volunteering to help Park County School District 6 students, please go to the main office at the school you would like to volunteer. The school staff can tell you about the volunteer opportunities available and provide you the volunteer application forms. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities such as:
- classroom reading tutor
- after school programs
- special events
- field trip chaperones
- speak about your business or professional career
- provide industry-specific lessons and activities
- and many more
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the school or program you are interested in to obtain the printed application forms and filing instructions. Please review the Volunteer Handbook and fill out the appropriate Volunteer Packet located below and return it to the District Office or your school office.
It is our goal that this Volunteer Handbook will provides information on the procedures and guidelines required to volunteer in the Park County School District 6. It serves as a reference guide and contains detail information on the procedures and guidelines required to volunteer. The guidelines have been established to provide a highly effective “Volunteer” program that complies with state and local laws, and maintains a safe school environment for students and staff members. Please be sure to review the handbook in its entirety prior to completing a Volunteer Packet. Thank you for donating your time, and sharing your individual talents and expertise in our students’ lives!
When You Come To Volunteer Please Sign In & Out: All volunteers at each of our school sites are required to sign in at the office and put on a name tag. You must do this each day you volunteer. This helps us identify people on our campus and helps keep our kids safe. Thank you for remembering to do this!
What does Park County School District No. 6 require of me as a volunteer?
There are 3 volunteer levels at Park County School District 6.
Please review the Tiers below to determine what your level of volunteering will be and the requirements aligned with that Tier.
Tier I- Occasional volunteer activity in a highly public setting under reasonable supervision by a PCSD #6 employee with little or no contact with students, does not require a School Volunteer and Confidentiality Agreement or a criminal background check. School administrators must communicate expectations with volunteers and staff, emphasizing that volunteers are not to be left alone with students outside the presence of a school employee. Expectations must include a statement on confidentiality.
Tier I Volunteer activities may include but are not limited to:
a. School fairs, field days, book fairs
b. Occasional classroom visits or speakers
c. PTK/PTO meetings and fundraising events
d. In-district field trips
e. Volunteers to work interscholastic middle and high school level activities such as running the official book and/or score clock.
Tier II – Regular volunteer activity and volunteer activity with student contact taking place under reasonable supervision by a PCSD #6 employee requires completion of the School Volunteer and Confidentiality Agreement. School administrators must take reasonable measures to ensure that these volunteers are never left with students outside the presence of a school employee.
(Application Must be Renewed in Years Ending in “0” and “5”)
Tier II Volunteer activities may include but are not limited to:
a. Room parents
b. Class readers
c. Front office volunteers
d. Out-of-district field trips (no overnight)
Tier III – Volunteer activity that involves unsupervised contact with students on or off campus requires (1) completion of the School Volunteer and Confidentiality Agreement, (2) a criminal background and fingerprint check through the PCSD #6 human resources office or submission to the human resources office a report detailing the results of a prior fingerprinting within one year of application, and (3) the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) Central Registry Screening. The cost of fingerprinting and DFS screening for volunteers will be borne by the District.
(Application and Screenings Must be Renewed in Years Ending in “0” and “5”)
Tier III Volunteer activities may include but are not limited to:
a. One-on-one tutoring
b. Overnight field trip chaperones
c. Group leaders/chaperones for field trips outside a school employee’s presence