* 1. The first role of a volunteer is to provide a positive relationship with the students and staff. A volunteer also helps teachers with non-instructional tasks so that they have more time to work with the children and plan. Volunteers creatively share their talents to support students, teachers, and staff. Ultimately, a volunteer's primary goal is to positively impact student achievement: academically, socially, physically, and emotionally.

* 2. Before you can volunteer in classrooms and on field trips with the school, you must complete a Volunteer Background Check. Then you must also complete the Volunteer Orientation Survey. Once these items have been completed, the front office will notify the teacher that you have completed the Volunteer Training. The classroom teacher will then get in touch with you to set up volunteer times and tasks. Or you may also volunteer through the many offerings the school office sets up or the School PTO organizes.

* 3. Understand that as a volunteer, you are a member of an educational team. All information concerning children, teachers, and the school is confidential and should remain in the school setting. The most important part of the Code of Ethics is Confidentiality. This includes, but is not limited to: student performance, student behavior, conversations heard among staff, concerns with teachers and staff, incidents with students, health and medical issues, and parent information.

* 4. As a volunteer, it is important that you: Know and practice the above Code of Ethics, know the channels of communication, maintain a caring and professional attitude, be prompt and dependable, help keep the campus safe by signing in and out and wearing a name tag and most importantly, always allow teachers to handle discipline.

* 5. Volunteer Do's and Don'ts: As a responsible volunteer you are agreeing to: respect schedules of the staff and teachers, be a good role model; set a good example; be courteous, impartial, fair; know the emergency procedures for the classroom / location you are volunteering in; be a good communicator; earn and give respect.

* 6. Volunteer Do's and Don'ts: As a responsible volunteer you are agreeing to NOT: smoke, use drugs / alcohol on school property, bring siblings/babies along to volunteer / on field trips, use your cell phone on school property in front of students, administer medications, impose your religious or political views upon students, break school rules.

* 7. Final Notes: When volunteering in the school building, you must always check in and out at the front office. There is no dress code for adults, but you do need to be a good role model and follow the dress code established for students. Dress in clothes that promote a safe and respectful learning environment. No head wear unless for health, safety, or religious reasons. Closed-toed shoes. Clothing cannot show profanity, obscenity, violence, or symbols of hate. Clothing cannot promote alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. If you are unable to attend your volunteer time, please contact the office as soon as you know and they will get a hold of the teacher / staff for you.

* 8. Thank you for completing our survey. Please provide your NAME for our records.