Welcome! Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Addison Northwest School District. We look forward to partnering with you to provide the best possible experiences for our students.
To help ensure the safety of our students and staff, individuals interested in volunteering shall be subject to background checks and screenings before providing volunteer services to the district. Individuals are not able to volunteer unless they have completed the required background check and are on the District’s approved list of volunteers for the corresponding school year.
VOLUNTEER SCREENING AND LIMITATIONS
Individuals volunteering for a specific school event must complete a registration form and background check in order to be added to our Approved Volunteers list. These background checks are required each school year in which you provide volunteer services. District teachers, coaches, and staff may utilize the volunteers once approved.
In order to ensure a safe and respectful environment for our students and staff, the following screening processes will be completed for all volunteers:
- Volunteer Registration: Individuals interested in volunteering must register. Individuals may sign up for multiple schools within the ANWSD when registering. After you complete the registration form, you will receive an email confirmation of your submission and must confirm receipt of this confirmation before your registration can be processed.
- Volunteers must register each school year in which volunteer services will be performed. This registration also serves as your authorization for the ANWSD to perform the check.
- Online Vermont Criminal Records Check: An online criminal records check will be conducted on all volunteers through the Vermont Criminal Information Center. This online check is conducted and maintained by district office staff each school year in which a person registers to volunteer. However, if a record exists, the principal or director shall be made aware of the record(s) to determine the suitability of the person to volunteer and/or any limitations related to their volunteer service.
- Sex Offender Registry Check: The ANWSD also conducts a name and birth date check with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry and National Sex Offender Registry for any person being considered for service as a work study student or volunteer.
VISITOR: You were invited to the school to visit for a meeting, open house, or to give a lecture or presentation to a group of students, but you will not work directly with students.
SUPERVISED VOLUNTEER (Level 2): You will work directly with students always under the supervision of an ANWSD staff member. (Examples: a dance chaperone, library reading helper, or someone who comes in to help in a class for a special event.)
UNSUPERVISED VOLUNTEER (Level 3): You will work directly with students but may not always be under the supervision of an ANWSD staff member. (Examples: a volunteer coach, field trip chaperone, or a classroom volunteer who may be left unsupervised.)