Thank you for your interest in Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools! If you would like to provide volunteer services for any of our schools, please complete the simple registration and application process.
We are excited to welcome volunteers back to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools. To ensure the safety of students and staff, all visitors must report to the office upon arrival. Parents may not enter any area of the building at any time, other than the office, without a scheduled appointment especially during arrival and dismissal.
New volunteers (not previously cleared) must sign up/register in advance and must sign in based on requirements for all visitors.
Interested volunteers must register through our secure online portal called the Volunteer Tracker. Once your registration is complete, an application link will be emailed to you.
All volunteers shall be screened through a sex offender registry check or a criminal history background check. Background screenings will be conducted once every three years for those who wish to remain an active volunteer. During the application process, the applicant will be required to list all volunteer duties he/she seeks to provide, which will determine the level at which the individual will be screened. All screenings are completed through the secure Volunteer Tracker portal.
Click here to watch a mandatory training video required for volunteering in our schools.
SCHOOL VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION/APPLICATION: Please click the volunteer registration icon below to begin the application process.
New to VISTA? If this is the first time that you have used this application, you must register your email address first. Click the icon below to register.
Volunteer Commitment and Procedures
CONFIDENTIALITY: What you hear about students, families, and staff while volunteering is confidential. Student information should never be shared publicly.
SUPERVISION: Volunteers will perform under the direction and supervision of school personnel. Volunteers should know and follow school rules and policies. Even though volunteers are non-paid, you should maintain a proper demeanor around staff and students. Volunteers should be well groomed and dress professionally. If you are not sure how you should dress, please ask a teacher or the school principal.
COMPENSATION/APPROVAL: There is no compensation for volunteers. The District maintains the right to approve, deny, or suspend any volunteer activities at its discretion pending background checks, or once approved, for any inappropriate behavior in the school environment.
STUDENT/VOLUNTEER RELATIONSHIPS: Volunteers operate under a condition of trust when working with students in the school setting. This volunteer agreement does not extend outside of the designated school partnership and is not intended to go beyond the supervised school environment.
SCREENINGS: Background screenings are conducted for the safety of students and staff, and the protection of Board property. Findings of an offense shall not immediately disqualify volunteer status; however, the nature of the offense, date of conviction, and frequency of offense(s) shall be factors that will impact the decision.
MANDATORY REPORTING: By Georgia Law O.C.G.A. § 19-7-5 if you have reason to believe a child has been abused, you must immediately report it to the school principal. Additional information regarding Mandatory Reporting is found with the Volunteer Application and must be viewed prior to providing volunteer services. The video can also be found by clicking the icon below.
Volunteer: Volunteers are parents or other adults who are willing to donate their services to the schools or to the school district by assisting with one or more phases of school operation.
Visitor: Those who attend school events as a spectator or have a scheduled appointment with the school regarding school business or student related matters. Visitors also include classroom speakers, performers or assembly speakers who visit a school infrequently or attend a single event. Visitors are not subject to the application and screening process associated with volunteers.