White County Schools

Volunteering at WCSS

Home / Volunteering at WCSS /

At White County School System, we believe that education is a community effort. Together, we can strenghten our community, broadens our support network, and make a difference in the lives of our students. We are grateful for your support and encouragement, as we continue to work together for the students of WCSS.


How to become a WCSS Volunteer


First, talk with the school office or field, athletic, or club trip sponsor to be sure there is a need for volunteers/chaperones. Then follow these easy steps:


  1. Are you looking to be a short-term volunteer (visiting schools at most 2-3 times a year) or maybe chaperone one daytime field trip? If not, go to #2. If so, follow these instructions:


a. Review the Short-term Volunteer/Daytime Chaperone Instructions

b. Complete Mandated Reporting Module

c. ID Verification/Background Check (at school)

d. Pick-up Sticker Badge at School at the time of the field trip


  1. Are you planning on volunteering regularly (weekly, monthly, or several days per month)? Or do you plan on chaperoning school field trips, an overnight field trip or an athletic/club overnight event? If so, follow these instructions:


a. Review the Long-term Volunteers & Overnight Chaperones instructions

b. Complete Mandated Reporting Module

c. Long-term Badge Request

d. ID Verification/Background Check (at School)

e. Pick Up a Badge at the School Listed on the Request Form

  1. Do you plan on chaperoning an overnight field trip or an athletic/club overnight event?


a. Review the Long-term Volunteers & Overnight Chaperones instructions

b. Complete Mandated Reporting Module

c. Long-term Badge Request

d. ID Verification/Background Check (at School)

e. A Criminal Background Check through the Sheriff’s Department; Chaperone is responsible for payment to the Sheriff's Department

f. Pick Up a Badge at the School Listed on the Request Form

  1. Once you complete the requirements listed, present your ID to the school office (along with a criminal background for overnight chaperones) and they will take it from here.