Returning volunteers for the 2011-12 school year should reactivate their volunteer status prior to Oct. 31 to avoid having to undergo another criminal record check.
The Wake County Public School System encourages members of the community to get involved in our schools to help us better serve all of our students. Volunteers serve as tutors, mentors, and business partners, providing valuable support to our schools.
In order to ensure the safety and security of our students and schools, all new and continuing volunteers were required to have a new criminal record check last school year. Now that our base information is well established, continuing volunteers will no longer be required to register for a criminal record check as long as they reactivate their status prior to Oct. 31.
New volunteer applicants for the 2011-2012 school year and any returning volunteers who register after Oct. 31 must undergo an approved criminal record check prior to engaging in volunteer work.
If you would like to volunteer, contact the school where you would like to serve to register as a volunteer. Volunteers will need to use the school’s designated computer to complete and submit their registration on the WCPSS intranet site. Website registration is not possible for security reasons. All volunteers are placed according to their time and site preference.
- The volunteer system will be open daily for reactivation/registration from July 1 through Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- From Nov. 7, 2011, through May 21, 2012, the volunteer system will be open on Mondays only, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, during this time period, the volunteer system will be closed on the following Mondays: Dec. 19, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, and Jan. 16.
No individual may begin as a volunteer in any capacity on WCPSS property until the principal/department leader has received notification of the volunteer’s approval. All volunteers for the school year, new and previously-approved ones, have to go through this process.
The Human Resources Department is responsible for the Volunteer Services Program for the school system. CRC’s will be reviewed by members of the Employee Relations Team in the Human Resources Department. Principals/department leaders will be notified by email if an individual is approved or denied with regard to their application to be a volunteer. If an individual is denied, he/she will be sent a letter from the Human Resources Department with information explaining the appeal process if he/she wishes to appeal.