How to Volunteer

Dear Future Volunteer:

The evidence is now beyond dispute. When schools work together with families to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. Congratulations for choosing to be involved in local public education as a school volunteer. On behalf of the staff and administration, we extend a warm welcome to you.

Because your schedules and interests may change from year to year, you are asked to submit a volunteer application on an annual basis. This application will cover your involvement in all Tenino Schools for the 2013-2014 school year. The application information will be used to match your current area of interest with the volunteer needs of the staff. All volunteers must meet the same standard of dress as staff and students.

Please complete both sides of the application in ink and be sure to sign it. Also, be sure to read and sign both the Sexual Harassment Policy and the Confidentiality Statement. The application cannot be processed without ALL your signatures. Please attach a copy of your Driver License or state issued picture ID card.

In order to ensure that our schools continue to be a safe learning environment, the district is required by Washington State law to have all volunteers complete a background check and a criminal history disclosure statement. Your Washington State Patrol report will be treated with confidentiality and kept on file. Misdemeanor offenses will be decided on a case by case basis. If you have a felony, your application will be denied.

After the completed paperwork has been received, please allow 7 – 10 days for processing your application. You may contact the school after the 10 day waiting period to see when you may begin volunteering.

Completed applications may be delivered to any Tenino school office, the District office located at 301 Old Hwy. 99 North in Tenino, or mailed to:

Volunteer Program
Tenino School District
PO Box 4024
Tenino, WA 98589

Parents, guardians, staff, and the larger Tenino community all want a quality education for our children. With your volunteer contribution, we will be much closer to realizing this goal. We look forward to working with you as a partner in pursuit of educational excellence.