All volunteers will need to complete a Volunteer Orientation within 45 days of beginning to volunteer. This also applies to those who have volunteered in the district in previous years and did not complete a Volunteer Orientation. Volunteers have the option of completing a virtual Volunteer Orientation by taking our online webinar. Orientations also take place in-person at the School District of Philadelphia’s Central Office or at their school (dates for the 2018-19 school year coming soon).
The Volunteer Orientation will cover general information about volunteer expectations and policies. Participants will also learn the basics of recognizing the signs of child abuse and what to do if a child exhibits these signs.
At the end of the Volunteer Orientation, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Orientation takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.