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Volunteer Application
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Thank you for applying to volunteer. Your time is appreciated. After you submit your information, the volunteer coordinator will be in contact. Please allow a reasonable time for processing. If you have any questions, our contact info is at the bottom of this page.

This application contains four very short sections. Please complete all four, they really are short and will just take a few minutes. This information will help us link you to the best opportunities at the best locations for you, especially if you have children in the district.

The items with asterisks are required and must be completed to submit this form. When you have finished the last section, the SUBMIT APPLICATION button will appear.

1 - Tell us about yourself

First Name*First name required
Middle Name
Last Name*Last name required
Email Address*
Phone 10 Digits Required
Work Phone 10 Digits Required
Cell Phone 10 Digits Required
Skills, Hobbies, Comments, Questions?

Legal First Name*Required
Legal Middle Name
Legal Last Name*Required
Maiden/Birth NameRequired if different than current name
Birth Date*A birth date is required
How long have you lived in Washington?*Required
Drivers License Number*Required
License Issuing State*Required
Volunteer CategoryRequired
What language(s) do you speak?
APPLICANT DISCLOSURE - pursuant to RCW 43.43.830
Have you ever been convicted of ANY crime? (Convicted includes ALL instances in which a finding of guilty or nolo contendere is the basis of conviction and/or all proceedings in which a sentence has been suspended or deferred.)
Have you ever been convicted of a crime relating to sexual abuse, exploitation or physical abuse?
Have you ever been convicted of any crimes relating to drugs?
Have you ever been convicted of any crimes relating to financial exploitation, including extortion, theft, robbery or forgery?
Do you currently have any outstanding criminal charges or warrants against you in WA or in any other state or country?
Have you ever been convicted of Domestic Violence or Assault?
Please provide an explanation of the criminal charge checked aboveRequired
Full Legal NameRequired
By typing your full legal name on this application, you are granting NTPS permission to conduct the background check and certifying under penalty of perjury according to the laws of the state of Washington that the above is true and correct.
The check box to accept these terms are at end this section. It must be checked to continue.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering in North Thurston Public Schools. This information is provided for your safety as well as for the protection of the children with whom you will be working. Please review it carefully and ask any questions that may arise. We want the time you spend volunteering in a North Thurston school to be a positive experience for all.

For the protection of all, the relationship between you and all students you with whom volunteer must be kept appropriate at all times. Continuing your volunteer relationship through out-of-school contact, such as phone calls, home visits, or invitations to your home, social events, office, vehicle, or activities is not permitted without a specific directive from a teacher and/or prior written parental permission. This prohibition, of course, would not restrict out-of-school contact with students who are family friends or known to you through other community contacts.

Appropriate touching: Handshakes, “high five’s”, an arm or hug around a shoulder are the only safe and friendly ways to touch a child when you are volunteering. For some children, or for some cultures, even these gestures may be unwelcome. No child should be subject to unwelcome touching no matter how well intended. If a child ever inappropriately touches you, please inform a staff member right away.

Communication: You are a role model. Your conversations with students, staff, and other volunteers should demonstrate respect for others and avoid language that may be perceived as discriminatory, profane, sexist, or offensive. No student, staff, or volunteer should ever be treated differently, spoken to disrespectfully or denied services on the basis of race, religion, disability, age, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. In addition, school personnel or volunteers cannot encourage or promote religious beliefs by class activities, comments or invitations to their place of worship.

Confidentiality: As a volunteer, you must respect and maintain confidentiality in regard to personal information obtained regarding a child or his/her family with certain exceptions. Reasonable suspicion of abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, illegal or dangerous activities should be shared with staff. Be assured they will follow up on the information.

Discipline: Any discipline of a student should be left up to a staff member. Physical punishment is never permitted.

School safety plan: In the event of an emergency while you are on site (fire, earthquake etc.) you need to be familiar with the Safety Plan of the building in which you volunteer. Each school will provide their Safety Plan to volunteers at orientation and training sessions.

Check in/out: All visitors, including volunteers, are required to sign in at the main office in the school and wear an identification badge while on campus.

Volunteer orientation & training: All volunteers will receive orientation to general building procedures, including an understanding of school polices, rules, and expectations; a tour of the campus; and instructions on what to do in the event of an emergency while you are on site. Specific training for the program you will be working in and instructions on how you will communicate with the assigned staff member should also be provided.

A more comprehensive guideline for conduct and school procedures can be found in the volunteer handbook, which can be found here: https://www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/Page/22268. As a volunteer, you are required to review the handbook before volunteering.

2 - Do you have students in the district?

Do you have a student in the district?*

When you tell us who your students are it allows us to help you get involved with their specific classrooms and activities.
First Name Required
Last Name Required
Select School Required
Grade* Required
Classroom if known

Click on Next Step to select the schools of interest to you.

3 - Confirm your school selection

Please select at least one school.

4 - What are you interested in?

No schools have been selected yet. Please select a school in the section above.
Tell us which activities you are interested in. Each school you selected above will have its own activities list below. Please take the time to click on each list and select the activities you find interesting.

Thank you very much for your application. Volunteers are very important and are very much appreciated here at North Thurston Public Schools.

We will be in touch as soon as possible and look forward to welcoming you as a volunteer.

If you have any questions, please contact us by phone - 360-412-4400,
or email us - volunteersupport@nthurston.k12.wa.us

is specifically organized into classrooms. Please select a classroom.
For volunteering questions, please contact
volunteersupport@nthurston.k12.wa.us - 360-412-4400.
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