Volunteer

Volunteer at Whittier Elementary!

Volunteers make our school strong and provide a rich learning experience for our kids. We want all families to be part of our team, so we offer flexible opportunities for your participation. From ongoing positions, to events and activities, we want to utilize the skills and talents in our community.

Would you like to help shape school-wide decisions? We invite you to...

Love organizing or participating in events? Help plan the wonderful activities that enrich our community, like our...
     

  • Fall Carnival
  • the fall Food Drive
  • Helping Hands campaigns, or
  • STEM Fair

If you want to see how your child spends their day at school, you can...

  • volunteer in the library
  • help out at lunch or on the playground, or
  • lend a hand in your child’s classroom.

Do you prefer to volunteer after hours or work on projects from home? There's always a need for baking, desktop publishing, IT support, photography, or accounting. 

Your guaranteed volunteer bonus: have fun meeting and working with other parents!

To get started, please complete the PTA Volunteer Interest Form; either print a hardcopy and return it to school with your child or drop it off in the office — or submit your
form online! Always feel free to  email the Whittier PTA Volunteer Coordinators with questions or to express interest in a position/event — any and all help is very much appreciated!

 

Volunteer Reading

     • Volunteer Policy No. 5630 
     • SPS Volunteer Handbook (also available in the office)


 

Volunteer Requirements

Before you volunteer, you must complete the following requirements. Just follow the 5 steps listed below and you'll be all set. (Note: The front office needs about a week to review your application and run a background check.)

Volunteering Check List: 

  • STEP 1: Complete the attached Volunteer Application Packet (4 Pages) - You must do this every school year. 

  • STEP 2: View the Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention online course - You must do this only once.

    After watching the video, you'll be prompted to enter your full name and select your school. The system will generate a certificate; print the certificate to include with your application, and also note the date on page 4 of the application so the volunteer coordinator can confirm your name is on the list. 

    Note: If you have already viewed the video in the past you do not need to view it again. However, please note that you have completed it on page 4 on the application and your coordinator will confirm that your name is on the completed list.

  • STEP 3: Turn in your application to Whittier’s office one week before any volunteering.

  • STEP 4: Show your ID to the Volunteer Coordinator/Contact to enable a background check. 

    A background check is mandatory once each school year. We appreciate your patience with this process. 

    Depending on the type of volunteer position you are applying for, you might need to undergo a more intensive background check process. The volunteer coordinator will be able to assist you with additional information about this policy. 

    Please note: While all volunteers must be screened through the background check (WATCH system), a criminal history does not automatically disqualify one from volunteering in the schools. 

  • STEP 5: While you are waiting for approval please read the Volunteer Handbook for additional info and tips to consider while volunteering with SPS.

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