District Volunteer Application

Hello Charleston County School District Volunteer Applicant,

We appreciate your interest and willingness to volunteer in our schools. Before you begin completing the application, please be sure to read this announcement in its entirety, as it offers very helpful information for successfully completing your application. To provide the safest possible environment for our students, all applicants undergo a criminal background check which includes a nationwide criminal history check, a Sex Offender Registry check, and a Social Security verification. While all applicants are reviewed and approved on an individual basis, automatic dis-qualifiers include all felony convictions, as well as more serious misdemeanors to include but not limited to; crimes against children, domestic violence, and serious narcotics and/or alcohol related offenses. *Please note: there is a $6.00 non-refundable application fee to cover the cost of the background check.

Please review these tips for successfully completing your application:

  • It is best to complete your application on a desktop or laptop. Raptor currently does not have a mobile app for completing the application. If you use a mobile device this can cause formatting issues that may delay or stop the processing of your application.
  • Be sure that the information you enter on your application matches your government issued ID. You must enter your full legal name as it appears on your social security card, driver’s license, or state issued ID. Do not enter any nicknames or titles.
  • Enter a valid email address so that you can be notified of your application status. If you do not have an email address, you may enter raptor@charleston.k12.sc.us. Any information sent to that email address will be kept confidential and not shared outside of the volunteer program.
  • Choose the school (or schools) you wish to volunteer at, you may check more than one. **Note: SOA and Academic Magnet are listed as one campus under “Bonds Wilson Campus”.
  • Choose the function you are interested in volunteering for. You may choose more than one function, however, if you plan to go on any field trips you must select “Chaperone” as one of your functions.
  • If you do not have a social security number, please contact your child’s school for instructions and assistance with completing the application in person.

While most applications can be processed within 48 to 72 hours, some are taking as long as 7-10 days. This largely depends on the time it takes to complete the criminal history portion of the background check. Some states are taking longer than others to complete. If you have any questions regarding the application process, you may reach out to your child’s school or you may email raptor@charleston.k12.sc.us or call 843-529-3948.

Thank you,

CCSD Office of Security & Emergency Management

Personal Information

Personal Information

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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 raptor@charleston.k12.sc.us and a district administrator will call you regarding the status.
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

I understand that by submitting this volunteer application, I give the Charleston County School District permission to conduct a criminal background check.  This will include a social security verification. Your social security number will only be used for this purpose, and this information will not be retained.  

I understand that during my service as a volunteer with the Charleston County School District, I agree to comply with all relevant CCSD policies and directives, to include any guidelines provided by CCSD or the administrator of the school for which I am volunteering.  I will also maintain the confidentiality of any information regarding a student or school district employee that I may encounter or observe during my volunteer service.

By providing my digital signature, I am agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the District Volunteer Program. 



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

Please enter your payment information

A $6 fee is assessed to cover the cost of the criminal background check required for volunteers; payment is made directly to the background check provider.  Please enter your payment information below.

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Thank You

Dear CCSD Volunteer Applicant,

Your volunteer application has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed per the district’s volunteer policy. Within the next five (10) business days, you will be notified as to your volunteer status. If you do not receive notification from us within this allotted time, please feel free to contact us via email (raptor@charleston.k12.sc.us) or telephone (843.529.3948).  

Thank you,

The Office of Security & Emergency Management