Volunteering & Clearance Information

  • Volunteering and Clearances We are grateful for the wonderful help our parents provide!

    Please download and review our Volunteer Clearance Requirements for information about the necessary applications and forms.

    To provide a high level of safety to our students and staff, we require clearances for certain types of volunteers. Avon Grove Charter School (AGCS) welcomes any member of the student’s family, caring adults in the student’s life, as well as members of our local community to volunteer. All volunteers responsible for the care, supervision, guidance or control of children and routine interaction with children are required to have their background clearance, and effective December 31, 2015, fingerprinting results on file at the main offices of AGCS.

    Fingerprinting (effective 12/31/15) and background clearance results must be on file for volunteers who are:

    • Ongoing, long-term:  Volunteering at the school regularly, three (3) or more in one school year
    • Face-to-face:  Volunteering with direct contact with children
    • Alone:  Volunteering as the sole adult with children, unsupervised with children (i.e., during a field trip)

Not Required

  • Background Clearances Aren't Required For these types of events, you do not need Background Clearances/TB Test:

    • A volunteer is bringing baked goods to the school for a school function
    • A volunteer coordinating and maintaining the Scholastic Book Fair
    • A volunteer judge for the Spelling Bee
    • A volunteer completing classroom tasks at home and retruning them to the teacher when dropping off their child(ren) off for school
    • Invited guest speakers who attend fewer than three AGCS events per school year
    • Mystery Readers
    • Visitors attending an award ceremony or theatric performance (school events)

Required

  • Background Clearances Required For these types of events, you need Background Clearances/TB Test:

    • PTO Member volunteers
    • A volunteer assisting with cafeteria monitoring
    • A volunteer helping in the classroom (i.e., Homeroom Parent), who has direct contact with children and may also be the sole adult with children.
    • A chapereone for a field trip. While not on school grounds, a chaperone will be alone with children and have direct contact.
    • Volunteering at three or more in-school events during one school year (i.e., Field Day or a School Dance)
    • TB test is only required for 10 or more hours a week (please contact the office)

Required Forms and Reports