We appreciate your interest in volunteering for Thomas MacLaren School. At MacLaren, we value adult involvement and we have many different ways that adults can support the school through volunteer activities. Please complete and submit this volunteer application and upon approval, you will receive an e-mail notification of your approved volunteer status.
It is very important that the information you enter on the application matches your government issued identification card including your full legal name. All adults who volunteer in the school building or who have contact with students will need to submit to a background check. All information collected on the application will remain confidential and not be shared outside of the volunteer program.
If you have any questions about the application, please request to speak with our volunteer coordinator.
Thomas MacLaren School (“the Company”) may obtain information about you from a third-party consumer reporting agency for volunteer purposes. Thus, you may be the subject of a “consumer report” which may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and/or mode of living. These reports may contain information regarding your criminal history, social security verification, motor vehicle records (“driving records”). You have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time, to request whether a consumer report has been run about you and to request a copy of your report. These searches will be conducted through the Raptor application system.
You have certain rights regarding these reports and their use as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and as summarized in "A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act" below.
To this end, by providing your signature, you authorize, without reservation, any law enforcement agency, administrator, state or federal agency, institution, school or university (public or private), information service bureau, employer, or insurance company to furnish any and all background information requested by Raptor Technologies. Furthermore, with your signature, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of our volunteering program.
A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of consumer reporting agencies. There are many types of consumer reporting agencies, including credit bureaus and specialty agencies (such as agencies that sell information about check writing histories, medical records, and rental history records). Here is a summary of your major rights under the FCRA. For more information, including information about additional rights, go to www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore or write to: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 170 0 G Street N. W, Washington, DC20552. *You must be told if information in your file has been used against you. Anyone who uses a credit report or another type of consumer report to deny your application for credit, insurance, or employment - or to take another adverse action against you - must tell you, and must give you the name, address, and phone number of the agency that provided the information. *You have the right to know what is in your file. You may request and obtain all the information about you in the files of a consumer reporting agency (your "file disclosure"). You will be required to provide proper identification, which may include your Social Security number. In many cases, the disclosure will be free. You are entitled to a free file disclosure if: **a person has taken adverse action against you because of information in your credit report; **you are the victim of identity theft and place a fraud alert in your file; **your file contains inaccurate information as a result of fraud; **you are on public assistance; **you are unemployed but expect to apply for employment within 60 days. In addition, all consumers are entitled to one free disclosure every 12 months upon request from each nationwide credit bureau and from nationwide specialty consumer reporting agencies. See www .consumerfinance.gov/learnmore for additional information. *You have the right to ask for a credit score. Credit scores are numerical summaries of your credit-worthiness based on Information from credit bureaus. You may request a credit score from consumer reporting agencies that create scores or distribute scores used in residential real property loans, but you will have to pay for it. In some mortgage transactions, you will receive credit score information for free from the mortgage lender. *You have the right to dispute incomplete or inaccurate information. If you identify information in your file that is incomplete or inaccurate, and report it to the consumer reporting agency, the agency must investigate unless your dispute is frivolous. See www.consumerfinance.gov/ learnmore for an explanation of dispute procedures. *Consumer reporting agencies must correct or delete inaccurate, incomplete, or unverifiable information. Inaccurate, incomplete or unverifiable information must be removed or corrected, usually within 30 days. However, a consumer reporting agency may continue to report information it has verified as accurate. *Consumer reporting agencies may not report outdated negative information. In most cases, a consumer reporting agency may not report negative information that is more than seven years old, or bankruptcies that are more than 10 years old. *Access to your file is limited. A consumer reporting agency may provide information about you only to people with a valid need, usually to consider an application with a creditor, insurer, employer, landlord, or other business. The FCRA specifies those with a valid need for access. • *You must give your consent for reports to be provided to employers. A consumer reporting agency may not give out information about you to your employer, or potential employer, without your written consent given to the employer. Written consent generally is not required in the trucking industry. For more information, go to www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore. *You may limit "prescreened" offers of credit and insurance you get based on information in your credit report. Unsolicited "prescreened" offers for credit and insurance must include a toll-free number you can call if you choose to remove your name and address from the lists these offers are based on. You may opt out with the nationwide credit bureaus at 1-888-5-0PTOUT. (l-888-567-8688).
Your volunteer application has been successfully submitted and will soon be reviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator. In the meantime, please take more time to familiarize yourself with our Volunteer Handbook. You should be hearing from our volunteer coordinator soon. If you have any questions, please reach out to the school and ask to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator.