A Volunteer is an adult who is left alone to supervise or assist students. Volunteers may include tutors, chaperones, or any person assisting the teacher or staff member.
A Visitor is an adult who comes into our school, but is always in the presence of a teacher or administrator. This is typically for someone who visits on occasion (grandparent, relative) for a party, lunch, or conference.
Volunteers and visitors that are here to assist in a classroom or within the school, are required by State of Delaware code to have a Criminal Background check.
• Volunteers who are already on the CR Volunteer list do not need to get a new Criminal Background Check or complete a new packet.
NEW Volunteers should obtain a Volunteer packet from their child's school. The school will submit the completed packet to the Office of Human Resources. Once all clearances and paperwork are received, the volunteer will be added to the CR Volunteer list. In addition, any parent wishing to volunteer within Welch Elementary must attend a onetime volunteer orientation BEFORE being permitted to assist at our school.
• To continue as a Volunteer beyond 5 years, a new TB survey must be completed. If there is a lapse in enrollment after 5 years, a new packet and new Criminal Background Check are also required.
• Volunteers currently employed by other State of Delaware agencies may request that their agency send to CR human resources a "true copy" of their Criminal Background check that is signed and dated by their agency official. Thank you for helping our students by serving as a Visitor or Volunteer!