Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer in BSD!
With nearly 39,000 students at 54 schools, there are many ways a volunteer can contribute: tutor or mentor students, assist in the library or cafeteria, help with school beautification projects, judge a science fair, help with Clothes for Kids and much more.
Each volunteer needs to first complete an application and background check to create a profile in our districtwide Volunteer Management System. Once the profile is created, a volunteer is able to update personal information, view and sign up for open volunteer opportunities and communicate directly with the school or district Volunteer Coordinator.
Why does BSD require a Volunteer and Background Check Application to volunteer?
We believe the safety of our students is of the utmost importance. Our parents and community expect us to ensure anyone who comes in contact with their children has been vetted.
Why is the district using a management system?
A comprehensive management system creates a streamlined application, integrated background checks with subsequent checks every two years and more flexible coordination of volunteers at multiple locations. The district uses a system called Better Impact. The volunteer access portal is myvolunteerpage.com.
What if I've already completed a background check somewhere else?
You still must complete a BSD background check.
How will background checks be run?
The information needed to conduct the background check is part of the common application. By submitting the application, you're authorizing the district to conduct the background check.
What if I decline to give the information needed for the background check?
Your volunteer application will be denied.
What should I do if my name changes?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a background check under your new name. The approval process must be completed with your new name before volunteering.
Will I be notified when my application and background check are cleared?
You'll receive an email when your application is received and another when your profile has been activated. Your profile on myvolunteerpage.com will be active as soon as you receive a welcome email from your school's volunteer coordinator. After that, you'll be able to view and sign up for open volunteer opportunities.
When will I need to resubmit the background check?
As part of the application process, you'll be asked to authorize the district to conduct a criminal history background check every two years during your birthday month.
What happens if I don't give permission for subsequent background checks?
If permission is not given, your profile will be archived two years after the initial background check. If authorization for a subsequent check is given at a later date, the profile can be reactivated.
What happens if I am not approved to volunteer?
A letter will be sent to the address that you provided. Your name won't appear on any Better Impact page, and you won't be allowed to volunteer.
What happens if I disagree or believe a mistake has been made on the background check?
You'll be asked to bring a confidential criminal background check from the Oregon State Police, at your own expense, to BSD's Public Safety Office. The information will be reviewed for accuracy. BSD is responsible for the safety and security of its students and staff and therefore reserves the right of final decision.
Can I be denied volunteer status even if I haven't been convicted of a crime listed on the district website?
BSD reserves the right to exclude any volunteer that it determines would be a potential disturbance to the educational process. BSD can deny and revoke volunteer status at anytime.
How do I sign up for the volunteer positions that I'm interested in?
Through myvolunteerpage.com, you'll be able to see all open needs at the school(s) that you've selected. From this page, you'll be able to sign up and communicate directly with your school's volunteer coordinator.
How do I create a profile on myvolunteerpage.com?
A profile will automatically be created for you after you clear the background check.
How can I change my volunteer locations?
Please send an email to email@example.com to add or remove a school location.
What should I do if I no longer want to volunteer in the district?
If you no longer want to volunteer in the district, please send an email notification to firstname.lastname@example.org to archive your profile.
What happens if my account is inactive for a period of time?
Your volunteer profile will be archived if you have not logged into your profile or have not signed in through the volunteer computer for two years after initially being cleared by the district to volunteer.
Who can I contact if I have any questions about the background check process?
You may contact the BSD Public Safety Office at 503-356-4444.
Who can I contact if I have any questions about the volunteer application process?
You can email Volunteer Services Coordinator Johanna Shrout at email@example.com or call 503‐356‐4443.
Subject individuals who have been convicted of any of the crimes listed in ORS 342.143 (listed below under Crimes Relating to Question 1) or the substantial equivalent of any of those crimes if the conviction occurred in another jurisdiction or in Oregon under a different statutory name or number, shall be refused continued employment or have employment terminated upon notification from the Superintendent of Public Instruction.