Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Flagler Schools. There are many different ways to make a difference, including joining activities like field trips, book fairs, and field days, or by working with students as readers, tutors, and mentors. To ensure the safety of our students, please review the application process and clearance procedures required for all volunteers at Flagler Schools.
In a continuing effort to provide safety and security to our students and staff we require that a Volunteer Application is completed to participate in activities on campus. The clearance process can take up to two weeks (depending upon volume). Please apply at the beginning of the year or well in advance of the event, as last minute applications may not be completed in time for the event.
By completing a Volunteer Application, applicants are agreeing to a criminal background check and a sexual offender screening. They are also agreeing to abide by the policies and procedures of Flagler Schools and its facilities while volunteering. Personal information will be kept confidential and volunteers are expected to keep any and all information observed while volunteering confidential. Flagler Schools reserves the right to restrict and/or deny a person's volunteer privilege when deemed necessary.
All application information is kept confidential. By completing the application, applicants are agreeing to allow Flagler Schools to share their volunteer interest information with partnering agency, Flagler Volunteer Services, in order for them to add it to their volunteer database. This allows for both Flagler Schools and Flagler Volunteer Services to contact applicants regarding volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers working with or around children in the presence of or in line of sight of school district employees will have a national sex offender search conducted. Once cleared, volunteers will receive a badge that is valid for two years.
3D background checks are required for volunteers who will be unsupervised with students including those who are mentoring or tutoring students in a one-on-one situation, or chaperoning an overnight field trip. Applicants will undergo a criminal history background check which includes a national sex offender check. Once cleared, applicants will receive a badge that is valid for five years.
The applicant is responsible for paying a $23.95 fee for the background check. Please ensure that the payment is directly made to the Human Resources Department using either cash or a check. If paying in cash, please provide the exact amount. If paying by check, please make it payable to Flagler Schools.
An ID badge must be worn, and visible at all times while at Flagler Schools facilities. Volunteer badges are processed and issued Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–3:30 pm. Applicants can visit the Flagler Schools Human Resources Dept. during these hours to complete an application and obtain a badge, or email an application in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. To obtain a badge, Human Resources will need a copy of the applicant's driver's license or state-issued ID.
College students in need of observation hours or internships should contact Certification Specialist, Kim Anderson, at email@example.com or 386-586-2391 x1167. Please do not contact the school directly.
To coordinate school placement, please be prepared to provide the following information:
- Number of observation/volunteer hours needed
- School and grade level preferred
- Special requirements (i.e. ESE students, ESOL students, specific subject)
- Days and times available
“Volunteering creates a national character in which the community and the nation take on a spirit of compassion, comradeship, and confidence.” Brian O'Connell