Requirements for Volunteers
Any person who volunteers in a school must complete a Laurens County School District 55 Volunteer Application and a Background Authorization Form. All volunteers must receive training from the district volunteer specialist or a school volunteer coordinator prior to serving.
The training will address bloodborne pathogens, sexual harassment, and procedures that volunteers are to follow in each school. The application and the Background Authorization Form are available in each school office.
The completed application may be returned to any school or mailed to:
Lynne Todd, Parenting and Volunteer Specialist
LCSD 55 Administrative Office
301 Hillcrest Drive
Laurens, SC 2936
The capacities in which volunteers may assist are too numerous to list. However, the following examples illustrate how volunteers can assist in schools.
Fold/prepare newsletters, brochures, etc.
Help during Book Fairs
Read with students
Assist during lunch (open milk cartons, etc.)
Assist in media center
Check homework assignments
Check student materials
File student work and lesson activities
Assist in computer lab
Take classes to lunch or recess
Assist in preparation for special events
Assist with bus duty
Serve as guest speaker for career awareness
Help in office (answer telephone, make copies, file)
Maintain science and math kits
Chaperone field trips
Translate/interpret Spanish or other languages
Help with Field Day
Volunteers will supplement and enrich programs and services in Laurens District 55.
All volunteers must receive training from the district volunteer specialist or a school volunteer coordinator prior to serving.