Volunteer in Dysart
"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Volunteers do not necessarily have the extra time, they just have the passion and commitment to serving others. Our school community is excited to integrate community members into our schools and programs. Community members looking to get involved and make a difference in the lives of children and their families can volunteer in many ways for our schools, offering valuable support to educators!
In order to become a volunteer with Dysart Schools, follow these easy steps:
- STEP 1: Review the Volunteer Handbook 22-23 and complete the application linked at the end of the handbook.
- STEP 2: The Volunteer and Compliance Specialist will schedule a time to complete your volunteer application, take your ID picture, record your fingerprints for background check, & complete the volunteer orientation.
- STEP 3: Wait on your fingerprint clearance / background check, takes approximately 6-10 weeks, plan accordingly. Fingerprint clearance must be renewed every 5 years.
- FINAL STEP: Recieve your official GREEN VOLUNTEER BADGE! Report to your site and you can get started!
ARE YOU A COACH? Volunteer Athletic Coaches require completing an application through the Job Search portal. Contact your school Principal or Athletic Director for more information on the Volunteer Coach Application Process. Visit www.Dysart.org/Careers
SCHOOL PERSONNEL ONLY - Need a Volunteer? Are you, or your organization, looking for some assistance? Need some additional academic support for your students? Are you seeking help and support for your event or community-based project? Perhaps you are an organization looking to connect with students, teachers, and schools. Look no further!
Complete the "We need Volunteers" form and let us connect you with our volunteer groups from throughout our school district.
Do I need to do this if I'm just helping my PTA? What about my childs before-after school program? What about if I just want to help tutor students? What about helping with our schools Marching Band?
Any and all individuals that are volunteering to support any school, program or student(s) for more than a total of 5 hours must be an approved district volunteer and follow the above process.
What if I'm volunteering to coach a sport?
You DO NOT complete the volunteer application. All volunteer coaches must complete the online coach application, complete an interview by a school administrator, and follow the volunteer coaches hiring process through Dysart Schools Human Relations Department.
Questions on the process, please contact HR at 623-876-7912. Questions on volunteer coaching opportunities, reach out to your School Principal or Athletic Director.
What if I'm just visiting a school?
Individuals who are visiting a school do not need to be registered volunteers. This would include parents who are visiting the school, but not volunteering. All visitors must follow the school's visitor sign-in procedures. Check with the front desk at each school site for more information.
What if I'm chaperoning a field trip?
Field trips that exceed 5 hours with students, including overnight field trips must follow the Volunteer Application process. Please be advised, you must plan this well in advance as the fingerpring background check can take over 2 months.
Please call (623) 876-7875 with any questions!
What if I'm with a parent support organization like a PTO or Booster?All Booster/PTO/PTA officers must be approved volunteers in the district. Officers of Parent Organizations may refer to the Parent Support Organization page for additional information. Please complete the appropriate application and associated documents if you are interested in volunteering.
What if I am a retired teacher or professional that wants to help students in a specific subject area like reading, writing, math, music, etc.,
Great!! We want you as part of our school, to enhance the academic experience for students, and enrich the lives of everyone in the school community. Follow the volunteer application process and call (623) 876-7875 with any questions!