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Volunteer Program
106 Weeks Road, Gorham ME 04038
Phone: (207)222-1117
FAX: (207) 839-5235
District Coordinator

Heidi McGouldrick
District Volunteer Coordinator

Welcome to the Gorham Schools Volunteer Webpage!
We look forward to working with you.

The process for becoming a volunteer for the Gorham School Department is as follows:
1.  Registration -  Registration is completed each school year online at the website.  It is preferable that you register at the end of August or the start of September to ensure that the background check has time to process.  An email contact is appreciated if possible.  Please only register once per school year.
2.  Background check -  The background check needs to be done every school year.
3.  Volunteer orientation -  Have you attended the one-time volunteer orientation in the past?  If the answer is yes, then you are only responsible for completing the online registration.  If the answer is no, please check this website for an orientation date/time that will work for you.  Volunteer orientations last about 25 minutes.

4. Questions? -  Please feel free to email me with questions.  

5. Canceled orientation due to weather -  A volunteer orientation will be canceled if all Gorham School events are canceled due to weather.  Example:  if there is a scheduled evening
orientation and Gorham Adult Education and Gorham School Dept. cancels classes for that day, afternoon, or evening then the volunteer orientation that is scheduled for that
day will also be canceled.  Please check below for updates on evening orientations.

Thank you!!!

The volunteer orientations for Gorham Schools have now closed.
What a successful year for the volunteer program!!!
Have orientated 190 new volunteers for the Gorham School Department and now
have 910 registered volunteers in our schools....WOW!!!

Way to go Gorham!!!
Your time and efforts are appreciated more than you know!  
Thank you!!

Volunteer Forms below!!!


Mission Statement

The Gorham School Volunteer Program’s mission is to increase student achievement through meaningful parent and community involvement in our schools.

Your tremendous donation of time, skills, talents, warmth, and attention is invaluable to our students and staff.  Thank you!!!

Volunteer Orientation Dates For 2014-15
School Year

Volunteer orientations have now been completed for this school year.

A Message from Superintendent Ted Sharp

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,

I hope you all enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to the new school year.  I want to let you know about an important change to the Gorham School Volunteer Program.   In February 2013, the Gorham School Board adopted a new policy related to volunteers.  It is part of the district’s continuing efforts to ensure the safety of all children attending our schools.  It states:

In the interest of protecting the safety of students and staff, the school unit will conduct criminal background checks on all volunteers who will be working directly with or will have access to students, including those chaperoning students on field trips or school-sponsored excursions.

When you fill out your volunteer registration form this year, you will be asked to provide your birth date and maiden name, if applicable.  This information will be submitted to the State Bureau of Identification.  Please note that criminal charges, investigations, arrests, or convictions for a crime will not necessarily bar you from volunteer service.   I will review any reports of criminal history and will decide whether the person may volunteer.  

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.   The Gorham Schools are grateful for the tremendous contribution you have made to the children of this community.

                                                        Sincerely yours,

                                                        Ted Sharp

**Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities for Gorham Schools**

Volunteer Help wanted at Gorham Middle School

The Gorham Middle School staff is looking for a volunteer or a couple of volunteers to share the task
of manning a recycling station at lunch time (10:45 am - 12:15 pm).  They are looking for everyday,
If, however, you do not have everyday available but might have a couple of these days open at the
above times please let me know (

Thank you in advance!!

It is that time of year!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week... Monday, May 4th - Friday, May 8th.

This event happens at all schools in the Gorham School District.  If you or your
child would like to express 'Thanks' to that special staff person this is the week to do so!!

A picture, note, or card are just a few suggestions to have your child or you express how much we appreciate our
Gorham School Staff!!

As always our AMAZING parent/school volunteers will host the annual luncheon at the following schools.....

Please contact Heidi McGouldrick at if you would like to donate a food/drink item to the following school luncheons...
Gorham High School luncheon being held on Friday, May 8th
Gorham Middle School luncheon being held on Wednesday, May 6th

Please contact Lori Desmond at if you would like to donate food/drink item to the Narragansett School luncheon
being held on Friday, May 8th

Please contact Betsy Nygren at if you would like to donate a food/drink item to the Village School
luncheon being held on Wednesday, May 6th

Please contact Tiffaney Cupps at if you would like to donate a food/drink item to the Great Falls School luncheon
being held on Thursday, May 7th

Looking forward to a fun week!
Thank you for your time!

Thank you in advance for all of the time and effort that you will be giving to Gorham schools!  
It is greatly appreciated!!!


Kitchen Substitutes Needed

Gorham School Dining Services is currently looking for substitutes district-wide for immediate vacancies.

Work while your children or grandchildren are in school and be home before they get off the bus. If
interested, applications can be downloaded from the website at under the
“Employment Opportunities” link then click “Application for a Non-Teaching Position.pdf”:

The time frame is about 7:30 am-1:30 pm (can try and accommodate moms/dads who need to get younger children)
The pay is $10.83 an hour.

Please submit completed application, cover letter,and three letters of reference to:

Rhonda Warren
Gorham School Department
75 South Street, Suite 2
Gorham, ME 04038

Last Modified: May 01, 2015
The Gorham schools are committed to the belief that all of our students will find success in school