Requirements & Application Process

  • Requirements

    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • 21 years of age or older, if applying for a volunteer driver
    • All volunteers must complete an application and consent to a background check
    • Volunteer must attend an orientation session and, additional training, if the position requires it

    Application Process

    1. Application
      A volunteer should complete an online application that contains a background check.
    2. Background Check
      After an application is completed and submitted, the system automatically transfers it to the Office of Professional Standards for a Department of Public Safety (DPS) background check.

      An email will be sent alerting the volunteer whether or not the background check cleared and, therefore, the volunteer is “approved” or "not approved.”

      If the background check does not clear, the volunteer will receive an email informing him or her of the status. They will be directed to call the Office of Professional Standards for further information. You may call them at 817.814.1888.

      If the background check does clear, the system will automatically send an email to the applicant and, at the same time, build a profile in the school volunteer database. However, approval is conditional to volunteer positions being available and the verification of the information provided, including the proper U.S. Government-issued photo identification. Verification of the ID will be completed at the school upon the volunteer's initial visit to campus during the check-in process.

      A volunteer can proceed to call the school for current volunteer positions and any other requirements necessary prior to starting.
    3. Orientation
      Volunteers should complete an orientation to learn about Fort Worth ISD's policies and procedures. This is important on an everyday basis in order for volunteers to have a meaningful impact on the quality of education of our students and it is crucial in emergencies. For the convenience of the volunteer, the orientation is included in the email you will receive once approved. 
    4. Placement
      • The volunteer may contact the school's volunteer coordinator to learning about volunteer options. 
      • Approved volunteers will be required to present a current photo identification issued by any U.S. Government agency at the school(s), the first time they volunteer. The main office will verify the information provided in the application. 
    5. Checking in/out at a campus
      • Volunteers must sign in and sign out every time they volunteer is at the campus for the following reasons:
        • Safety - In the event of an emergency, it will become crucial to know who is at the school and where.
        • Compliance - it allows FWISD to comply with state reporting requirements from House Bill 5 as it is an indicator of the degree of family and community engagement.
        • Program Evaluation - It enables the District or a school to evaluate its volunteer program.
        • Grants - It is a qualifying factor for certain monetary grants that benefit all of the students in the District.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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