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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 Back *
I hope you have enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to lots of
wonderful volunteer opportunities with Gorham Schools for this 2015-16
school year!








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 www.gorhamschools.org 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.  Please do not wait until the last 2 months of school to register as I can not guarantee that it will be processed.
                                        
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.  www.heidi.mcgouldrick@gorhamschools.org.  

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!!!
                                





 
What a successful 2014-2015 year for the volunteer program!!!
I was able to orientate 190 new volunteers for the Gorham School Department and
our schools had access to over 900 approved volunteers....WOW!!!

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




Volunteer Forms below!!!


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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 2015-16
School Year

Wednesday, September 9th at Narragansett School -  9:15 am
Thursday, September 10th at Great Falls School -  9:00 am
Monday, September 14th at Village School -  9:15 am

Wednesday, October 21st at GMS cafeteria -  6:30 pm
Tuesday, November 17th at GMS library -  6:30 pm
Wednesday, January 6th at GMS library -  6:30 pm
Tuesday, February 9th at GMS library -  6:30 pm
Wednesday, March 9th at GMS library -  6:30 pm
Tuesday, April 12th at GMS library -  6:30 pm
Monday, May 9th at GMS library -  6:30 pm





A message from Superintendent
Heather J. Perry



Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,

 
Thank you for considering volunteering for the Gorham School Department!  It is only through the helping hands of volunteers just like yourself that we are able to do many of the wonderful things that we do for students!  The Gorham Schools truly appreciates your willingness to serve our children. 


 Volunteering in the field of education is very different than it was just 20 years ago.  Unfortunately, due to events such as Columbine or Sandy Hook, schools must make extra efforts to ensure the safety of all children attending our schools.  As a parent/guardian, grandparent, caregiver, or community member, I’m sure you stand with us in making sure our students are safe and continue to be under the care of the most qualified and caring adults.


In the interest of protecting the safety of students and staff, the school unit continues to 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, you will be asked to provide your birth date and maiden name (if applicable).  This information will then be submitted to the State Bureau of Identification.  Please know that if anything does show on your records check, that it will not necessarily bar you from volunteer service.  I will review any reports of criminal history and will decide whether the person may volunteer.

 
Once again, THANK YOU for your cooperation, patience and understanding.  The Gorham Schools are grateful for your willingness to donate your time, energy and expertise to our children and doubly grateful for the tremendous contribution you have made and will continue to make to the children of this community through your efforts.

 
Sincerely,

 
Heather J. Perry,
Superintendent of Schools    


Heather J. Perry
Superintendent of Schools
Gorham School District
75 South Street, Suite 2
Gorham, ME 04038
Tel. # - 207-222-1000
Fax. # - 207-839-5003








** 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,
Monday-Friday.
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 (heidi.mcgouldrick@gorhamschools.org).

Thank you in advance!!



























*HELP WANTED*

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 http://www.gorhamschools.org/ 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: Aug 26, 2015
The Gorham schools are committed to the belief that all of our students will find success in school