Black Butte School is proud of its history of volunteers helping to make the school a vibrant educational experience that is connected to our community. We welcome and seek out volunteers from our community. Volunteering in a school is a unique and exciting experience. It is a privilege for both the school and the volunteer. Volunteering promotes and maintains a supportive relationship with the students and staff. We can't thank our volunteers enough for being willing to be a supportive part of the Back Butte School education program! In 2018 we were proud to award Sue Carleson (pictured at right) the Volunteer of the Year award.

Volunteer Program Goals

  • to establish a school and community partnership, and
  • to help provide the best education possible. 

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Complete an application and background check
  • Be prompt and dependable in attendance
  • Support and supplement instructional program. The volunteer's role is assistance, not replacement.
  • Understand and accept the students in terms of their own background and values.
  • Be willing to help, ask for directions, follow instructions, take training, and try a variety of approaches and techniques with students.
  • Communicate regularly with staff.
  • Practice professional ethics and confidentiality.
  • Notify the staff if a students confides in you about personal issues.
  • Know and observe all regulations of the school.
  • Remember that you are acting as a role model for the children.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Like children,
  • Be dependable,
  • Be flexible,
  • Have confidentiality, and 
  • Complete a background check prior to volunteering.

Instructions for filling out the application.

  • Prior to volunteering in the classroom or on field trips, all volunteers (including parent volunteers) must submit a Volunteer Application and participate in a social security number-based Oregon criminal history check.
  • Where the Bio-med form asks "Prospective Employer," indicate Black Butte School District - Volunteer.
  • A criminal conviction doesn't necessarily bar someone from volunteering.
  • Please contact Shawn Russell, District Clerk, (srussell@blackbutte.k12.or.us) directly if you have any questions about this.
  • Please return the forms to by postal mail, scan and email it to Shawn Russell, or drop it in the lockbox outside the front door of the school.