Volunteers

Policy Approve By
Scott McCallum, Superintendent
Policy Date (original policy date)
Policy Prepared By
Sean McCormick, Director of On-Campus Programs
Policy Category
Administrative

Policy

  1. WSSB recognizes that patrons volunteering their services in schools can provide valuable assistance to the instructional program, to school personnel and to the educational enrichment opportunities of blind and visually impaired students. A volunteer is defined as a non-paid person assisting under the direction of a licensed teacher, classified staff member, or administrator. WSSB actively encourages volunteer participation by individuals and groups within various activities on campus and activities held off-site.
  2. The privacy rights of everyone at WSSB is considered privileged and confidential information.  While working in a volunteer assignment, volunteers must adhere to the WSSB Student Records policy pertaining to confidentiality. 
  3. The prospective volunteer must fill out the application packet, including all required information, and must pass a Washington State Patrol (WSP) background check or similar background check in the state of which they reside and/or have resided for the previous 3 years prior to assignment and volunteer orientation.
  4. In order to assist administrators and to realize more fully the potential contributions of volunteers, WSSB has provided for the coordination of a volunteer program by establishing a position of Volunteer/Recreation Coordinator. The Director of On-Campus Programs or designee shall have responsibility for developing detailed procedures for the effective implementation and maintenance of such volunteer programs.

Legal References: RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.845; RCW 9.96A.020

Policy References:

Administrative: Family/Recreation Swim Night

Personnel: Pre-Employment Background Check; Employee and Professional Conduct; Meal Ticket Sales; Use of State Equipment; Use of Vehicles for State Business; WSSB Fit for Life Wellness Program

Students: Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying by Students

Safety: Building Security; Student Records; Driver Training and Responsibility; Fire Drill