Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

We love our volunteers!

Help classroom teachers by copying, laminating, book binding, listening to readers, planning class parties

Volunteer to help with special events such as Fall Festival, Kindergarten Tea Party, School-wide programs, classroom dramas, Field Day, ArtScene

 Come any day and sign in at the office and we will put you to work!

Volunteer Training

 
Each volunteer who will have direct contact with students must receive training from a district school and submit to a Sex Offenders Registry check. Volunteer training will address bloodborne pathogens, sexual harassment, and volunteerprocedures at the local school. At each training, each volunteer will be given a flier outlining important facts on bloodborne pathogens, SDPC's policy on sexual harassment, and the SDPC volunteer policy.

All volunteer training will be conducted at schools. Check with your local school if you need to be volunteer trained. A training session schedule will be available on our district website as we receive information from the schools. Please note:  it is important for you to get your training early in the year while there are numerous sessions available to accommodate your schedule. You may attend a training session at any of the schools in our district. If you plan to attend a training at another school, please contact that school so they will have sufficient space for all trainees. All volunteers must complete full volunteer training EVERY YEAR.

Before you attend volunteer training, please scroll below to Resources for SDPC Volunteers, then click onSDPC Volunteer/Chaperone Application. Print out the application, complete all information,  sign it, date it, and bring the completed application to the volunteer training. 

Individuals who volunteer only as test monitors are required to complete an application but are not required to attend a training session.


Background Checks

In addition to training, the district requires a background check through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) for all persons who chaperone students on field trips and those who escort or supervise students without a district employee present.
PLEASE NOTE: All SLED checks must be processed through the School District of Pickens County.  We will not accept background checks run by another agency, school district or individual.

  • Background checks are effective for three school years.
  • The cost of the background check is $25 and must be paid by the volunteer to the school at the time of volunteer training.
  • Checks must be written to the school and included with the initial volunteer application or request to renew eligibility.
  • Volunteers who need background checks should arrange to have them completed early in the year.  Background checks must be requested and paid for two weeks before the date of any field trip.
Resources for SDPC Volunteers

Additional Resources