Volunteer in the Schools
Dear Ashland Parents, Caregivers & Family Members,
In the best of times, our schools are full of volunteers from families and communities that help us with all kinds of things: copying, picture day, reading with students, running small groups, chaperoning field trips just to name a few. Last year we were so disappointed that we were not able to incorporate volunteers due to the Covid safety requirements in place at that time.
For the 2021-22 school year, we are able to use “essential volunteers” on a limited basis. If your school has determined your volunteer work to be “essential”, there are some additional safety precautions in place to protect our students and staff from exposure.
You will need to follow all of these precautions when volunteering on any of our campuses, or on field trips:
Complete a District Background Check, and provide documentation of vaccination against Covid-19
Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times
Maintain six feet of distancing from student
Thank you so much for your willingness to continue to support our schools and keep our students healthy and safe!
How To Become a Volunteer:
Complete the Volunteer Registration Form, which includes Notice of Background Check forms.
Once completed, please submit the forms to the Office Manager of the school where the volunteer position is needed. Forms may also be mailed or faxed to the school office. If no school is specified, forms may be submitted to 885 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 975250
Once you have passed your background check, you are clear to apply to volunteer for any position throughout the school year. No additional background check is necessary, however; it is necessary to repeat this process each school year.
The state of Oregon is requiring all volunteers in schools to be vaccinated. To be cleared as a volunteer in the Ashland School District, you must first submit copies of the from and back of your vaccination card to Julie Thomas at the district office: Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org .
Mark your calendar with the agreed upon days and times. Please note that certain positions require training and a time commitment. Make sure you can fulfill the volunteer commitments before agreeing to the position.
Be prompt and dependable. Call ahead if you are ill or unable to keep your appointed times. When you commit to volunteering, people are depending on you.