Friendswood ISD is implementing a new automated volunteer management program called Volunteer Tracker. We are excited as it provides many benefits over the current process. Volunteers will be able to select schools where they wish to serve, will be able to identify activities that they wish to participate in and will be the first to be notified when volunteer opportunities arise in each of the areas selected.
Our volunteers spend an overwhelming number of hours volunteering in our schools and are an integral part of what makes FISD such a great district! By utilizing the Log My Time feature in Volunteer Tracker, you will be able to log the number of hours you volunteer and will be amazed at the number of hours that you contribute to our schools.
If you are an existing approved volunteer that has already completed a background check you will only be asked to complete a profile in the new system. FISD asks that ALL volunteers complete the registration process by February 1st.
Please see the guidelines below to determine who is required to complete a criminal history check.
Visitors to the campus for campus-wide events, lunch or parties, are considered visitors not volunteers and do not have to go through the volunteer approval process. We are not requiring volunteers who participate in a PTO sponsored event such as a school carnival or social event to complete background checks.
Volunteers/Chaperones are defined as having direct contact with students. Secondary parent chaperones are defined as having direct responsibility over a group of students. This can include events occurring at the campus or off campus. For example; school socials, trips, parents assigned duty with a group (i.e. security for Wranglerettes, parents in football stands for band).
GRADES PK-5: ALL Volunteers/Chaperones will attend a training, sign an agreement and be background checked. For details regarding volunteer training, please contact your campus directly.
GRADES 6-12 ALL Volunteers/Chaperones will complete a background check. Beginning January 1, 2019, only volunteers and chaperones that have completed and cleared the background check will be used in school sponsored events.
All FISD employees and active substitutes do not have to complete the background check because FISD is subscribed to their fingerprints and notified immediately by DPS of any criminal activity.
Please click the link below to see the guidelines we use to determine eligibility.
For volunteer training, please contact your campus directly.