Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Shelby County Schools. Volunteers support SCS in many ways: tutors, mentors, jurors, sports coaches, extracurricular assistants, classroom assistants, field trip chaperones. Each year thousands of volunteers share their time with our students. Many more need your help! Volunteers bring a new perspective and enthusiasm into our schools while assisting students, teachers, and staff. Volunteers support SCS in many ways in programs designed to provide everyone with the opportunity to make a difference in our community. Most volunteers must undergo a criminal background check before being placed in a school. It is very important that the information you enter on the application
matches your government issued identification card including your full
legal name. It is important that you provide a valid email address so
you can be notified as to the status of your application and for future
communication. If you are unable to provide an email address, you use
the district’s email address. All information collected on the
application will remain confidential and not be shared outside the
If you have questions about the type of screening you might need, you can ask your school or call the Division of Family and Community Engagement at 901-416-7600. Thank you,
Office of Family and Community Engagement
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ BEFORE PROCEEDING.•By submitting this form, I certify that all information is true and accurate.•By submitting this form, I agree to abide by the policies, rules and regulations, and protocols of Shelby County Schools. •By submitting this form, I understand and agree that any false statements or omissions of information requested will result in the immediate end to my volunteer involvement with students. •I understand that submitting this application does not guarantee placement in a volunteer position. •I understand that my involvement with Shelby County Schools may be terminated with or without cause at the discretion of either Shelby County Schools or by me, the volunteer. •By submitting this form, I understand that Shelby County Schools will check the criminal background of Level II & III volunteers. •By submitting this form, I understand that the data collected on this form is used to determine appropriate volunteer placement and information not classified as public data (i.e. social security number and driver's license number) is strictly confidential and will be used only to process the volunteer's criminal background screening. •I give my permission to conduct any investigation necessary to verify all information identified on this form. •I agree to access confidential student information only with permission from school or district personnel and only if I have a legitimate educational interest. I will not share or release any confidential student information to any other persons, other than school officials who have a legitimate education interest in the record.
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.
Your volunteer application has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed per the district’s volunteer policy. You will be notified as to your volunteer status via email within 7-10 business days. If you have any questions, please contact us at (901)416-7600.