Parent Volunteer Guidelines.
- Q: What are parent chaperones/classroom volunteers?
A: Parent chaperones are parents of our students who act as teacher’s assistants and general helpers during scheduled class activities or trips.
Q: What are the duties of a parent chaperone/classroom volunteer?
A: Chaperones are in place to help teachers concentrate on what they do best….learning activities. The teacher in charge of the classroom will coordinate and supervise the trip or activity. The chaperone or volunteer will assist the teacher with providing general supervision during activities or trips. Parent chaperones should be able to stay for the entire program. Chaperones assure student safety and good behavior, assist in meeting their needs, and oversee students during activities, meals, and in between activities. It’s a demanding job, but the benefits are fantastic!
Q: What is required to be a parent chaperone/classroom volunteer?
A: It is preferable that chaperones and volunteers have past experience working with children or youth groups, specifically in a learning environment, however, this is not a requirement. Chaperones act in a supervisory role, so good leadership, communication and organizational skills are a must. Chaperones must also be physically able to meet the demands of attending trips in a park or outside environment. Chaperones and classroom volunteers will be required to sign participation waivers and have a background check (criminal or otherwise).
Q: How are parent chaperones selected?
A: Because of our low teacher to student ratios and the fact that field trips are a privilege earned at school through good behavior, parent chaperones are not necessary on trips. However, we encourage parent involvement in our program and welcome parents to join us on our excursions. Please plan to give us two weeks' notice of any trips in which you would like to participate so that we may go over the expectations and requirements for chaperoning and be sure we aren't exceeding the number capacity for the event. Prior to the activity/trip where a parent chaperone is needed, parents will be contacted by the teacher.
Q: What should a chaperone wear or bring?
A: Please keep in mind that parent chaperones reflect our school, just as students and teachers do. We ask that students wear the proper uniform for a school trip, and parent chaperones are asked to dress in the same manner to best represent our school to the outside community. Lunch will be provided if we will be enjoying a picnic. Transportation will be provided when space allows. Please be prepared to drive or carpool with other chaperones and/or pay any parking fees for your vehicle. Teachers will notify chaperones of any additional special requirements for a specific trip.
Q: What do I need to do to become a chaperone or a classroom volunteer?
A: The prospective Chaperone /volunteer must have the necessary forms on file, including proof of Background Check, a notarized affidavit of good moral character, and a Trip Permission form. Teachers will select chaperons, and notify them with pertinent details about the trip or activity.
I'm Ready To Volunteer
Once you are ready to become a Chaperone for Lutz Learning Center, the first step is to complete the required background checks.
Please complete the following forms and return to the office. Once we have received your forms, we will initiate your screening through DCF. After that, we will send you information on how to schedule your appointment for fingerprinting. The cost of fingerprinting is $68.85
Attestation of Good Moral Character
LLC Background Screening Application
Click this button for the Formal Volunteer Event Sign-Up. Some events have a limited number of volunteers allowed, and this is a "First Come, First Served" scenario.