School volunteers

volunteer with student

District Volunteer Policy requires all volunteers to submit to a background check at the Iron County School District offices. All volunteers will also be required to complete the Volunteer Agreement.   

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can volunteer?
Anyone age 18 and over can volunteer with Iron County Schools; however, all volunteers working with or supervising students must go through the background check process.
2. Why do I need a background check?
Iron County School District takes security in our schools seriously. It is part of District Policy and also state law.
3. Are other districts doing this?
Yes, background checks are done statewide by all school districts and other agencies serving children and young adults.
4. Who needs to have a background check?
Any volunteer who will be working with students on a regular basis, going on a field trip or who will be directly working with or supervising students either alone or in a small group setting must complete the background check process.
5. What are they looking for in the background check?
Background checks will red flag misdemeanors and felonies that may affect the safety and security of students. A parking ticket, off-leash dog, or failure to shovel snow from a sidewalk will not limit a volunteer’s ability to work with children.
6. Will I have to do this every year?
Once a background check has cleared, you will not need to fingerprint yearly. If you asked to have your name removed from our volunteer list at any time, you will need to fingerprint again. The volunteer agreement form will need to be completed yearly.
7. Where can I find the Volunteer Application?
You can find it right here: Volunteer Application