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Volunteer With Us

Thank you for wanting to help our schools! There are many ways to get involved. 

  • Chaperone
  • Mentor
  • Guest Speaker
  • Job Shadowing Opportunity
  • Work-based Learning Internship
  • Host a Field Trip
  • Participate in Career Day
  • Serve on School Governance Team

Because it is our priority to keep students safe at all times, the Barrow County School System has implemented a three-tier system for screening volunteers within our school system, effective January 2, 2020. These enhanced security measures, while less convenient than previous practices, will better protect the safety and security of all who are in our buildings.  

  
Level 1 Volunteer:

This is a volunteer for the Barrow County School System that does not interact with students (i.e. booster clubs, clubs etc.) or has very limited, supervised interaction (i.e. classroom reader, etc.). No background check is required. Level 1 volunteers will be required to check in through the visitor management system that completes an instantaneous nationwide sex offender registry check. 

Level 2 Volunteer:

This is a volunteer for the Barrow County School System that interacts with students, with or without other staff members and/or adults present at all times. Examples include volunteers that work one-on-one with student(s), volunteer on a regular or on-going basis, volunteer to provide instructional assistance, volunteer to serve as room mother/fathers, or volunteer as chaperone for same-day school activities, etc. Level 2 volunteers will be required to complete a Criminal History Record/Information check via the Background Investigation Bureau Secure Volunteer System partner with Barrow County School System.

Please complete these steps as a Level 2 Volunteer:

  1. Download and watch this volunteer training video.
  2. Complete this informational form and give it to the school or department where you'll be volunteering.
  3. Complete background check process. Please note: There is a fee of $16.95 for the background check because an outside company manages the process to ensure the highest level of security. We ask volunteers and chaperones to cover this cost. We appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness as you support our schools and community! 

Level 3 Volunteer:

This is a volunteer for Barrow County School System that interacts with students off campus at over-night events, with or without other staff members and/or adults present at all times. Level 3 volunteer will be required to have a “Fingerprint Background Check” completed through the Federal Bureau of Investigation central database of fingerprints and arrest data.  

Please complete these steps as a Level 3 Volunteer:

  1. Download and watch this volunteer training video.
  2. Complete this informational form and give it to the school or department where you'll be volunteering.
  3. Schedule a fingerprint screening by contacting the School Safety and Security Office at (678) 425-2858. Please note: There is a fee of $41.00 for the fingerprinting as a direct cost from FBI. We ask volunteers and chaperones to cover this cost.

For questions about this new system, please contact our School Safety and Security Office at (678) 425-2858.

 

Upcoming Events

April 3

Teacher Planning Day

All Day Event

April 3

No School for Students

All Day Event

April 6

Spring Break

Start: Apr 6, 2020 End: Apr 10, 2020

Multi-Day Event