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Volunteering at WCSS

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At White County School System, we believe that education is a community effort. Together, we can strengthen our community, broaden 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, athletic, or club trip sponsor to be sure there is a need for volunteers/chaperones. Choose an option, then follow these easy steps:


Option #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 so, follow these steps below. If not, go to option #2.


  1. Complete Mandated Reporting Module

  2. ID Verification/Background Check (at school)

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


Option #2 (NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2021-2022 - REFER TO OPTION #1) Are you planning on volunteering regularly (weekly, monthly, or several days per month) or do you plan on regularly chaperoning school day field trips or athletic/club events? If so, follow these steps below. If overnight trip/event, go to option #3.


  1. Complete Mandated Reporting Module

  2. Complete Long-term Badge Request

  3. ID Verification/Background Check (at School)

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

Option #3 Do you plan on chaperoning an OVERNIGHT field trip or an athletic/club OVERNIGHT event? If so, follow these easy steps:


  1. Complete Mandated Reporting Module

  2. Complete Long-term Badge Request

  3. ID Verification/Background Check (at School)

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

  5. Pick Up a Badge at the School you listed on the Badge Request Form

Final Step: 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.