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Volunteering at WCSS

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White County School System believes that education is a community effort. We are grateful for your support, encouragement, and input as we continue to work together for the students of WCSS. As we look towards a new school year, we believe that it is essential that we get our students back in our schools in the safest environment possible. Therefore, visitor and volunteer access beyond the lobby areas of our buildings will be restricted.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and service to WCSS. We hope to see you in our schools again soon.

Warrior Strong!

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 1 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

2.)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

3.) 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

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

4.) 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.