Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Anna ISD. We greatly appreciate your willingness to invest your time and efforts into supporting AISD students, families and staff. Volunteers who work with AISD student groups and organizations will need to complete a volunteer application. These groups include, but are not limited to, PTA organizations, booster clubs, cheerleading squads, dance squads (athletic and fine arts), and any other AISD student organizations where adults will be working with students other than their own children at AISD sponsored events. 

    Become a school volunteer by completing the Anna ISD Volunteer Process below.

    1. Choose your Volunteer Level

    Anna ISD considers volunteers at two levels.

    Level 1 Room parties, office volunteers, class presentation

    Level 2 Frequent ongoing volunteering in the school, field trips, sponsoring after-school activities 

    Campus secretaries will organize and monitor the work of volunteers. 

    Examples:

    • Copy person- to copy and/or laminate- Level 1
    • Decorate Bulletin boards- Level 1 
    • After-School Clubs- Level 2
    • Lunch duty- Level 1
    • Watch Dogs- Level 2
    • Reading with children- Level 2
    • Room Parties- Level 1
    • Field Day- Level 1
    • PTA Events- Level 1
    • Field Trips- Level 2
    • Adventure Camp- Level 2
    • Austin- Level 2
    • Library volunteers- shelving and checking out- Level 1
    • Take home teacher prep- manipulatives, lamination projects- Level 1
    • Adult presenters - Level 1

    2. Complete the Volunteer Application 

    Complete the Volunteer Application.

    Apply

    VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS MAY TAKE UP TO TWO WEEKS TO BE PROCESSED.

    If you are a Level 1 volunteer, you do not have to complete a background check. 

    If you are applying to be a Level 2 volunteer, you MUST complete a background check. After your application is received, you will receive an email from the Anna ISD Human Resources Department with instructions on how to complete your fingerprinting/background check.

    DO NOT contact staff members at schools regarding your volunteer application. Your application is a confidential matter. Once you are approved, you will receive an electronic email notification. You will be able to volunteer in the district throughout the school year. 

    3. Review the Volunteer Guidelines

    • Level 2 Volunteers must complete volunteer training in August, October or January of each school year and sign the Volunteer Compact before being allowed to volunteer in our schools or on field trips.  Volunteers who violate the compact may be removed from the volunteer list for the district.   
    • Report to the front desk and sign in. School personnel must know who is in the building.  Volunteers will also need to check out and return badge to staff.
    • Wear an identification badge provided by the school while participating in volunteer activities. Please be prepared to present your identification. 
    • Work under the direction of the school staff, recognizing that instructing, supervising, grading, and disciplining students are school staff responsibilities.
    • Work in collaboration with school staff to plan volunteer activities. When possible, school staff will match volunteer talents with tasks assigned.
    • Communicate with campus volunteer coordinator to ensure clear expectations, task assignments, and feedback on volunteer activity.
    • Volunteers are permitted to bring small children to school as long as they are not causing a disruption to the school environment and volunteer remains in the designated volunteer work area (not in a classroom during instructional time). 
    • Volunteers must use the adult restrooms. 
    • Volunteers must stay in the area designated for them and the work they are doing.  

    4. Agree to the Volunteer Code of Ethics

    Dependability A volunteer shall be responsible for his/her scheduled times and must notify school staff immediately if not able to meet this commitment.

    Respect for Authority A volunteer shall respect the authority of the school staff and the school administration.

    Impartiality A volunteer shall favor no one side or party more than another in all school situations.

    Objectivity A volunteer shall not let his/her personal feelings enter into his/her work as a volunteer.

    Appearance A volunteer shall follow school dress code, always remembering that he/she is setting an example for the students.

    Social Media Volunteers may not post any information, pictures, or videos taken at the school on any social media or communication platform while in a volunteer capacity.  There are rules the district must follow to permit such things.

    Confidentiality A volunteer shall not discuss school matters or information concerning students with anyone but the designated school staff. If you need help with a student, discuss the matter professionally with the teacher, counselor, assistant principal, or principal.

    All information you are told about a student is confidential and sharing that information with others may be a violation of the law.

    Although the student is free to share confidential information with you, there are certain things that you are required by law to tell a campus administrator: 

    • If a student confides that he or she is the victim of sexual, emotional, chemical, or physical abuse, or is considering homicide or suicide, or is involved in any illegal activity, you must notify the student’s principal immediately.
    • Document the information that was reported and to whom it was given.
    • Remember, this information is extremely personal and capable of damaging lives, so do not share it with anyone except the campus administrator.

    5. Attend a Volunteer Training

    If you are applying to be a Level 2 Volunteer, you MUST register and attend an in-person Volunteer Training session. Choose from one of the following 3 dates:

    1. Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 9:00 - 10:00 am

    Special Programs Center Board Room, 201 E 7th Street, Anna, TX 75409

    2. Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm

    Special Programs Center Board Room, 201 E 7th Street, Anna, TX 75409

    3. Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

    Anna High School Auditorium, 1107 Rosamond Pkwy, Anna, TX 75409

    4. Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

    Special Programs Center Board Room, 201 E 7th Street, Anna, TX 75409

    5. Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 9:00 - 10:00 am

    Special Programs Center Board Room, 201 E 7th Street, Anna, TX 75409

    Register Here

     

    6. Apply for Reimbursement (Level 2 Volunteers ONLY)

    If you have completed the Background Check/Fingerprinting process with Identogo, you can apply for a fee reimbursement. 

    Thank you for applying to be a volunteer with Anna Independent School District. District funds have been set aside to reimburse volunteers once they have completed the required background check and training to be a volunteer in Anna ISD.  This process only needs to be completed one time over the course of your time in Anna ISD.   

    Guidelines:
    In order to be eligible for reimbursement of your Identogo fingerprinting fees you must complete this form along with the following:

    • Complete AISD Volunteer training & parent compact
    • Upload copy of identification and social security card
    • Attach the receipt for payment from Identogo for fingerprinting fee

    Completed form and receipt should be sent to Paula Moss at paula.moss@annaisd.org