During the school day, all volunteers are expected to sign in at the front office.  Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check.  Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date.  Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunters website.  The volunteer will pay the fee* for the full background check which will expire after 5 years.    

If you have a pending legal charge, you will not be approved.  Please wait to submit your application until after the charge has been settled.

Zionsville Community Schools

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 



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

THANK YOU for volunteering. We really appreciate your willingness to help!

Ann Hall, ZCS Background Check Coordinator
(317) 873-1235 or 873-2376 ext. 11702 or [email protected]

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. 

The volunteer will pay $12.95 (there could be additional charges depending on additional counties/state searches required to complete the check) and will expire after 5 years.