Volunteers

Volunteer Program

Volunteers are an important part of Orchard Farm, as they extend the capacity of our staff in many ways and enrich the experiences of our students.  


Whether our volunteers are helping students master reading skills, helping with a class party, assisting in the library, or supervising on a field trip, volunteers are an integral part of our community.


Below you will find information on Orchard Farm's volunteer program as well as the distinction between screened volunteers, volunteers, and visitors.  Please contact our Human Resources Department at (636) 925-5451, or email us at [email protected] with any questions, or refer to the FAQ page in the Volunteer Handbook.



Screened Volunteer

Screened volunteers are individuals who provide service to our district and its schools on an uncompensated basis, and who may periodically be required to supervise students.  Screened volunteers assist our schools on a regular basis or for a specialized event.

Activities & events screened volunteers may attend:

  • All events listed for Visitors (see below)

  • All events listed for Volunteers (see below)

  • Chaperone field trips

  • Chaperone overnight trips

  • Oasis

  • Aid in school office or library




How do I become a screened volunteer?

The Orchard Farm School District requires four items to be completed in order to become a screened volunteer: screened volunteer application, FBI/MACHS fingerprinting, Family Care Safety Registry, and annual mandatory training videos.


Step 1: Complete the Screened Volunteer Application

Step 2: Register with FBI/MACHS Fingerprinting portal using code 8627

Step 3: Register with the Family Care Safety Registry

Step 4: Complete training videos through VectorSolutions assigned by the Human Resources Department



Please note that fees associated with fingerprinting and Family Care Safety Registry are at the expense of the screened volunteer.




Volunteer


Volunteers are individuals who provide service to our district and its schools on an u
ncompensated basis.  Volunteers assist staff members on a prearranged basis and are under direct control of district personnel.  Volunteers typically interact with students while they are on campus, but are not required to supervise students.


Activities & events volunteers may attend:

  • All events listed for Visitors (see below)

  • Class parties

  • Field days



How do I become a volunteer?

The Orchard Farm School District requires all volunteers to be registered with a third-party contractor to conduct a comprehensive criminal and sex offender registry search.  This third-party vendor is the Background Investigation Bureau (BIB).  


Once registered, your application will be approved by our district staff for processing. Each request typically takes 2-5 days for processing.  District staff will provide final acceptance or denial of each application.



Please note that fees associated with BIB registration and annual renewal are at the expense of the volunteer.



Visitor

Visitors are individuals who are not providing a service to the school they are visiting or the students. 


Activities & events visitors may attend:

  • Parent / Teacher Conference

  • IEP & 504 Meetings

  • Assemblies

  • Academic Competitions

  • Guest Speakers

  • Ceremonies




How do I become a visitor?


Visitors must check in at the main office and depart the school building at the conclusion 
of the activity or event.




Please review this information, and if you have any questions or would like additional details, please contact our Human Resources Department at (636) 925-5451, or email us at [email protected].

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