Welcome to Lexington County School District One Volunteer Application

We appreciate your interest in volunteering for the Lexington County School District One Volunteer Program. In an effort to ensure the safety of our students, we have implemented additional safety precautions for prospective volunteers and vendors.

Our district 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 the next steps. Please note the following:


All Volunteers and Vendors:

1. Must undergo a criminal history screening prior to approval.

2. Must be 21 years of age or older.


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. All information collected on the application will remain confidential and will not be shared outside the volunteer program. 

Please note that the approval process could take anywhere from two to four weeks.  If you have any questions about the application, please contact your school's volunteer coordinator.


General Volunteer Guidelines:
- All chaperones must be at least 21 years of age. (Policy: IJOA-R)
- All volunteers will work with students under the immediate supervision and direction of a certificated person. (Policy: IJOC)
- Volunteers with direct supervision are approved once per school year.
- Background screening results are evaluated on an individual basis.
- Substitutes must complete the online Raptor application in order to volunteer.
- Please arrive on time for a scheduled volunteer opportunity.
- Give school personnel as much notice as possible if you are unable to fulfill your commitment. The scheduled event may need to be altered if a volunteer becomes unavailable.
- Discussion with teachers and other staff should be focused on the volunteer work. Please arrange an appointment for a conference if you need to discuss your child’s work, behavior, or progress.
- Discussion regarding students should be limited to the staff member with whom you are working. Confidentiality for our students is very important. Do not speak about specific students or teachers in the community or on social media. If you have an issue with a staff member, please speak with the building principal. If you have concerns about a student, speak with the classroom teacher.
- Report discipline and behavior issues to the teacher.
- Volunteers should speak with school personnel about safety procedures regarding emergency situations.
- Please do not bring other children (students and non-students, including infants and non-school aged children) with you when you are volunteering. Children not enrolled in the class attending a field trip are not permitted to go.
- Volunteers should refrain from using cell phones and other electronic devices during the time they are scheduled to supervise students.
- Volunteers are expected to be role models to students. This includes behavior and attitude, as well as attire, use of language, and use of alcohol/tobacco. 

Field Study Guidelines:
- Please only take your assigned students where directed.
- Do not at any time leave the group with your own child to complete the field study on your own.
- Please do not allow a child to leave your supervision with another adult or parent before speaking with a staff member. 

Personal Information

Personal Information

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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 noreply@lexington1.net 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

By providing your signature, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the Lexington County School District One 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. You also understand that your application could take 2-4 weeks to process once submitted.

By signing below, I authorize Lexington County School District One to conduct a background investigation, and I authorize the release of relevant information as determined by the administration in connection with my application for employment or volunteer approval. This investigation will include a National Criminal Database search, social security number verification, address verification, terrorist watch list, and may include personal information from sources such as criminal or civil convictions, driving records, previous employers, educational institutions, personal references, and other appropriate agencies or individuals. I waive my right of access to all such information. Without limitation, I hereby release Lexington County School District One and all references and data sources from any liability in connection with the release or use of the information. I further understand that all background materials and information from all sources become the property of Lexington County School District One.

Lexington County School District One (District) will perform a screening against registered sex offender databases in all 50 states, on all volunteers, including coaches, mentors, chaperones, and those serving in any other capacity resulting in direct interaction or contact with students. Individuals whose names appear on the National Sex Offender Registry will not be permitted to serve in the District in any capacity. Additionally, the District will not employ individuals or allow individuals to volunteer in any capacity, who have been required to register as sex offenders pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-430. Should an individual whose name appears on the National Sex Offender Registry wish to provide additional information relevant to his/her designation on said registry, the District will consider the matter on a case by case basis.

I understand that, in an effort to ensure our students’ and staff’s safety, the District will conduct a criminal history background check on me. I further understand that by giving my signature below, I hereby consent to having the District conduct this background check and use the information gained to determine my eligibility to become a volunteer in the District. I also understand and accept that whether I am accepted as a volunteer in the District or not is within the sole discretion of the District.

A summary of your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act can be found here: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore/

Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law. The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out who to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.


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

Thank You

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Lexington County School District One. 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. If you have any questions, please contact your school's volunteer coordinator.