We appreciate your interest in participating in our volunteer program at Beatrice Mayes Institute. BMI offers a variety of activities you may choose from when volunteering your time. Simply complete and submit a volunteer application and upon approval you will receive instructions on next steps.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 may use the school’s volunteer email address (BMIvolunteer@wonderlandinc.org). All information collected on the application will remain confidential and not be shared outside the volunteer program.
Please read the following volunteer code of conduct before initiating an application:
*All information regarding any student is to remain confidential with the school volunteer.*Volunteers will follow the general directions of the teachers and staff.*Volunteers will not be allowed to use alcohol, tobacco in any form, or other drugs while working in the school setting or on field trips.*Volunteers are to refrain from the use of inappropriate language. Violation of this policy will result in termination of the volunteer relationship, as well as future volunteer opportunities at BMI.*Volunteers are expected to follow the dress code of the school and dress appropriately as other school staff.*Volunteers are to bring all disciplinary issues to the attention of the supervising teacher or teacher in closest proximity. The teacher will administer consequences, as he/she deems necessary.*Volunteers will not bring children with them to the school setting or on field trips when volunteering(i.e. younger children, siblings of enrolled children, etc.)
The following additional information applies to field trip supervisors:
*Selection of field trip supervisors will be made by school staff based upon student needs and the guidelines of the particular field trip.*Field trip supervisors must be at least 18 years of age or older.*Field trip supervisors must agree that field trips are a learning experience and are connected with particular curriculum objectives for the students. Their role as supervisor is to encourage the learning on the field trip.*Field trip supervisors may be assigned a small group of students for supervision. In this case, the supervisor will be expected to maintain order and follow all rules and procedures in line with the regular school setting. The teacher will address all disciplinary concerns.*Field trip supervisors will not allow their small group (if assigned one) to do things other groups are not allowed to do(i.e. provide treats or candy for their group, allow students to buy items from a gift shop, or other privileges not allowed for other students on the field trip).*All students must ride the bus to and from the field trip. An exception to this would be if the parent has permission from the teacher and/or administrator to take the student home after the field trip. We strongly encourage parents to allow their students to ride back to the school following a field trip.
If you have any questions about the application, please request to speak with a volunteer representative. Thank you, BMI Volunteer Coordinator
By providing your signature, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the Beatrice Mayes Institute 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 BMI's volunteer policy. In the near future, you will be notified as to your volunteer status. If you have any questions, please request to speak with a volunteer representative.