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District Volunteer Application

We appreciate your interest in volunteering for the District Volunteer Program. 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 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 use the district’s email address. All information collected on the application will remain confidential and not be shared outside the volunteer program.

If you have any questions about the application, please request to speak with a volunteer representative.

Thank you,
District Volunteer Coordinator

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 TateD@okaloosaschools.com 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

Functions

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

Organizations

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

Disclaimer

Please read the disclaimer below and provide your signature

By providing your signature, you understand and will comply with the following:

  • I understand that as a participant in the Mentor or Volunteer Program, contact with students is only to take place while at school and/or during school-related activities.  Any attempts to communicate or make contact with students by mentors/volunteers outside of school are strictly prohibited.  

     

  • I understand it is the policy of the School Board of Okaloosa County to offer students the opportunity to participate in appropriate programs, services, and activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political belief, marital status, parenthood, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, or social and family background. (Equity Policy)

     

  • Students, while they are in school or participating in school-related activities, are entitled to an environment free of discrimination and/or harassment by other students or adult employees or volunteers.  Students should not be subjected to nor should they subject others to:

     

    1. slurs or innuendoes about any characteristics listed in the Equity Policy above;
    2. any activity or talk related to the equity policy above that creates an offensive educational environment or unreasonably interferes with the individual’s school performance or participation in educational opportunities;
    3. sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

  • All employees and volunteers are expected to work with other employees, to teach students, and to supervise or to be supervised in their work by other employees without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, or disability.

I understand and will comply with the following:

Drug Free Workplace

  1. The school district complies with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 to maintain a drug-free workplace. The “workplace” shall be defined by U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations - as amended from time to time. 
  2. Each employee and the public is hereby notified by this policy that the unlawful manufacture, dispensing, possession, distribution, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol is strictly prohibited at any and all work sites or work related functions or as a part of any school activity, or any function held on school board property.

I am aware that for the protection of students, the Okaloosa County School District requires and conducts FDLE Sexual Offender and Predator screenings on all volunteers.  National and Florida Department of Law Enforcement background checks are conducted on all school mentors and spot background checks on school volunteers.  In addition, volunteer coaches and overnight field trip chaperones will be fingerprinted.  I hereby approve of such a check on my background. 

I am also aware that Social Security Numbers shall be collected from District volunteer program applicants for:

(a) Initial background screening not requiring fingerprints for any volunteer applicant who declares, or has had, a prior arrest; and, 

(b) For full criminal background screening (Level II Screening- §435.04, Fla. Stat.) for service as a one-on-one mentor, over night field trip chaperone, volunteer coach, or random applicant volunteer screening.


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

Thank you for your interest in serving as a school volunteer or mentor. For the protection of our students, the Okaloosa County School District requests a response from each school volunteer to the items in this form. Volunteers will be asked to complete a new Volunteer/ Mentor Affidavit each school year.