(Helping Unconditionally by Giving Support)
Volunteer Program Guidelines
Thank you for your willingness to serve the Woodland Hills School District by sharing your time, enthusiasm, and skills with our students and teacher as well as in other parts of the school district.
In an effort to ensure that H.U.G.S. Volunteers Program reflects the highest level of professionalism and support, Program Guidelines have been established. All H.U.G.S. Volunteers must assume the responsibility for adhering to the following:
1. The HUGS Volunteer Application must be completed before a volunteer can begin.
2. The following security clearances must be submitted to the Office of Family and Community Engagement and Volunteerism on an annual basis (it will be the responsibility of the volunteer to maintain valid clearances):
3. All volunteers must attend an annual H.U.G.S. Training Session prior to the start of any volunteer assignment.Specific information about serving as a volunteer will be presented during this time.Also, H.U.G.S. Volunteers will receive a personalized Security Badge at the training session.
4. Woodland Hills School District Board Policies 824 and 907 must be read and adhered to.
5. All volunteer assignments will be communicated to the volunteer by the Office of Family and Community Engagement and Volunteerism.This office will inform the school or district office of the volunteers schedule prior to their arrival.
6. Be prompt and dependable when arriving at the volunteer location.
7. H.U.G.S. Volunteers must show their personalized security badge and sign in at the school or district office before reporting to their designated volunteer assignment.The badge must be worn and displayed while on school or district grounds.Volunteers are to remain at their assigned location or with the assigned employee.At no time should a volunteer extend support that has not been assigned by the Office of Family and Community Engagement and Volunteerism.
8. H.U.G.S. Volunteers must be professional at all times.Dress should be neat and appropriate, language should be acceptable, and cell phones as well as other technologies should not be used.
9. H.U.G.S. Volunteers must make outside arrangements for the child care of non-school age children instead of bringing them to school, athletic events, or the district office during volunteer time.
10. H.U.G.S. Volunteers must respect a student’s right to confidentiality and privacy as outlined in FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).Information about students must not be shared with others.
11. The administration of any student redirection or disciplinary action is the legal responsibility of administrators and school staff. H.U.G.S. Volunteers must not intervene to administer or enforce discipline. Volunteers should report immediate concerns to the supervising administrator or staff member.