Volunteers

We appreciate our volunteers!

Beaufort County schools offer many opportunities for parents, citizens and businesses to take active roles by promoting student achievement and a positive school culture.  Mentoring programs allow community volunteers to work one on one with at-risk students.  Businesses and professional organizations can build strong relationships with individual schools.  And community members are encouraged to share their time, talent, special skills and interests.  For more information on volunteer opportunities, call 843-322-2432.

Ensuring student safety

While the district recognizes, appreciates and respects the commitment and dedication of its many volunteers, our top priority is safety.  One way we protect students is by thoroughly screening the volunteers who work with those students.

Anyone wishing to volunteer in the Beaufort County School District, including student mentors and parents, must submit an online application and consent to a criminal history check. THE ONLINE SCREENING IS CONDUCTED AT NO COST TO THE VOLUNTEER.  Start this process by clicking on the link below.

 

 

How our background checks work

The school district’s volunteer background check process includes a nationwide search of criminal databases and sex offender registries. There is no charge for the background check, and no information about the content or nature of the background check is shared with school principals or staff.  Social Security numbers are strictly confidential and are never made available to school personnel.

Please be truthful in your application, and rest assured that a minor infraction in your past will not prevent you from volunteering.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Complete the application and consent for background check
  • Select one or more schools

REVIEW OF VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS

  • The review and approval process may take up to 14 days
  • Failure to provide required information will result in a delay

CLEARED VOLUNTEERS

  • Social Security numbers and background checks are NOT VIEWED by school personnel
  • Volunteers should contact the school volunteer coordinator about their status
  • Returning volunteers must resubmit the online application annually

Once your application is approved, you will receive a temporary volunteer ID badge via e-mail.  Your permanent volunteer ID badge in the mail in approximately 10 days.  It is good for one year.  You must wear the volunteer ID badge at the school site at all times.  You will also need to bring a government-issued photo ID when you enter the school to verify your identity.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please do not wait until the day before an event and then be disappointed when your application cannot be approved in such a short time.

To review the complete Volunteer Handbook, please CLICK HERE.