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School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines

Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers.   Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an online application and receive clearance from the district before volunteering at any school or chaperoning any school field trip.  Volunteers are now identified by two different categories: Level I or Level II.  Please review the details below:

Level I Volunteer:

1. Complete this online application and select the functions you are interested in.

2. You must sign in each time you volunteer at school during which a Sex Offender Registry check is conducted.

Level II Volunteer:

1. Complete this online application, select the functions you are interested in, and pass the criminal background check.

2. You must sign in each time you volunteer at school during which a Sex Offender Registry check is conducted.

3. Chaperones for field trips and those functions that may permit one-on-one contact with students are required to be Level II volunteers.

4. The Criminal Background Check does not pull or review your credit history in any way. Background checks are good for three years.

Our primary responsibility is to safeguard our children and ensure we are in compliance with the identified guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation as we work with our stakeholders to complete this process. All volunteers will be required to remain in the presence of a GCS employee at all times until applications for Level II are approved. Please feel free to contact your child’s school if you have questions.

Personal Information

Personal Information

Phone number is required
Please note: An email will be sent to the email address entered to inform you of the status of your application. If you do not have access to email, please enter volunteers@greenville.k12.sc.us and a district administrator will call you regarding the status. Your email address will remain private.
School Preferences

Please select the schools at which you wish to volunteer


Please select the functions from the list below (select all that apply)


Please select the organization(s) on behalf of which you are volunteering (if not applicable, select "None")


Please read the disclaimer below and provide your signature

Greenville County Schools ("the Company") may obtain information about you for purposes of evaluating your application for a volunteer position from a consumer reporting agency ("Agency"). JD Palatine, 301 Grant Street, Suite 3400, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (877) 745-8525 ext. 1, or another outside organization. Agency's privacy policy can be found at http://www.jdpalatine.com/privacy-policy/.

I acknowledge receipt of the DISCLOSURE REGARDING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION and A SUMMARY OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT and certify that I have read and understand both of those documents. I hereby authorize the procurement of "consumer reports" and/or "investigative consumer reports" at any time after receipt of this authorization and, if I am selected as a volunteer, throughout my volunteer service. To this end, I hereby 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 JD Palatine, 301 Grant Street, Suite 3400, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (877) 745-8525 ext. 1, www.jdpalatine.com, another outside organization acting on behalf of Greenville County Schools ("the Company"), and/or the Company itself. I agree that a facsimile ("fax"), electronic or photographic copy of this Authorization shall be as valid as the original.

I understand that by signing my name and clicking on the "Next" button below, constitutes my electronic signature, dated as of when I click on the "Next" button, and that by doing so:

I am authorizing JD Palatine to conduct the background check(s) described above I am consenting to use electronic means to sign this form and have read and understand the above disclosure I acknowledge I may request a hard copy of this Disclosure and Authorization form after agreeing to the background check electronically by calling JD Palatine at Phone: (877) 745-8525 ext. 1.
Use your mouse to sign the form.”

By providing your signature, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the District Volunteer Program. One or more of the volunteer activities you have selected may require you to provide your United States social security number so we can perform a criminal background check. Your social security number will only be used for this purpose and we do not retain this information.

By signing your name you agree to all the above statements. Use the mouse or touch screen to sign.

Thank You!

Your volunteer application has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed per the district's volunteer policy. In the near future, you will be notified as to your volunteer status by email. If you have submitted an application for a Volunteer II level position your application may take additional time to review.

Thank you,

Greenville County Schools