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Volunteers/BRAVO

Building Relationships And Volunteer Opportunities

Our mission is to engage our community in the education of our students
while enriching the lives of both.

Zionsville is a wonderful community full of talented people. Zionsville Community Schools feels fortunate to have the community as a resource to enhance the quality education of our students. Community members are invited to be involved in our schools. The real-world ideas, lessons, and experiences that professionals share can expand and enhance classroom curriculum. To help match volunteers in the community with instructional opportunities in our schools, a database is being created by professionals.

Due to the importance of maintaining a safe environment for our students and staff, prior to being a volunteer/visitor in a building, the district requires that you complete a background check application (Indiana State Police Background Check through Safe Visitor or a Safe Hiring Solutions Full Background check.  Both valid for 5 years).

Volunteer/Visitor Guidelines:
  1. All Volunteers/Visitors please sign-in and sign-out at the front office. A visitor badge must be worn at all times.

  2. Volunteers/Visitors are not expected to replace the instructional staff, however, each volunteer/visitor should become familiar with classroom and building rules governing student conduct.
  3. Confidentiality is a must. Any information regarding academic performance and behavior is not to be shared by the volunteer/visitor. It is the responsibility of school personnel to inform parents of matters relating to their child’s education.
  4. All Volunteers/Visitors must review and electronically sign off (one time only) on the bullying/confidentiality video found on the volunteer webpage. 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers who will have direct student contact under limited supervision or unsupervised, direct contact with students in various settings, will now be required to submit information for a Full Background Check. The volunteer/visitor will pay $15.95 and will expire after 5 years. Safe Hiring Solutions will notify individuals for authorization needing the additional fee.  Full Background Checks take at least  7-10 days to process.
 
 
Examples include: (but not limited to):
  • Field Trip Chaperones
  • Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
  • Tutors
  • Volunteer Coaches
  • Classroom Helpers (PTO parties/room parents)
  • Library Helpers
  • After Prom Workers
  • Field Day/Jog-A-Thon Volunteers
  • Book Fair Sales/Athletic Ticket Sales
 
THANK YOU for volunteering. We really appreciate your willingness to help!

Ann Hall, ZCS-BRAVO Coordinator
(317) 873-1235 or 873-2376 ext. 17073 or volunteer@zcs.k12.in.us

Community members:  

Please know that even if you do not have a child currently enrolled as a ZCS student that you are invited to volunteer your time to enhance the learning opportunities of our students. 

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VISITORS

 

During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office.  Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry.  All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times.  

 

Examples Include:

  • Lunch Guests
  • Classroom Guest Speakers
  • Classroom Special Events (Grandparent Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

We ask that all visitors schedule an appointment to meet with teachers, counselors, administrators and all other staff members so that we may best serve everyone.  Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.

 

*ZCS thanks all volunteers for generous support of our youth and schools. Thank you, too, for supporting assurance of student and staff safety by completing and paying for a volunteer background check

(The volunteer will pay $15.95 and will expire after 5 years.)
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Once background checks are submitted and completed, they will be entered into a system maintained by the volunteer coordinator for the district.  There is not a notification system in place to make the applicant aware of completion.  The applicant will only be contacted if there is an issue with the background check.