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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

* Please remember to register to volunteer for this school year *
Thank you!!!

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.  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.  

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!!!

Here are a few of the many volunteer opportunities that Gorham Schools have to offer!  
Please check in with each school as they do vary.....Thank you!!!

Classroom volunteering, chaperone field trips, chaperone a GMS school dance,
help with a kids club, mentor, tutoring, prep work or photocopying, help with school
plays/musicals, athletic activities, volunteer to help with hearing and vision screenings,
volunteer in the library, tutor an adult ELL student, help in the art department...etc.

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 Those who Have Not Attended One in The Past
2015-16 School Year

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

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

This one time orientation takes about 25 minutes and must be completed before you
start your volunteer time with Gorham schools.

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.


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

* Current Volunteer Opportunities for Gorham Schools *

Volunteer Help wanted at Gorham Middle School

* Looking for a volunteer or a couple of volunteers to share the task of manning a
  recycling station at lunch time (11:00 am - 12:20 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 (

* Please consider donating any outside recess toys to the Gorham Middle school...
Some examples are:    frisbees, balls, wiffle bat/ball, jump ropes.....etc.

* Looking for approved volunteers to help with hearing/vision screening at GMS on Nov. 3rd and 4th.
Tuesday, November 3rd we are looking for the following times:    2 volunteers 8-10 am,
2 volunteers from 10-12 and 2 volunteers from 12:30-2.
Wednesday, November 4th we are looking for the following times:   2 volunteers 8-10 am,
2 volunteers 10-12 and 2 volunteers 12:30-2.

If you are available to help please email Heidi at - THANKS!


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”:

Please contact Melissa Whitaker ( with any questions or submit a 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: Oct 08, 2015
The Gorham schools are committed to the belief that all of our students will find success in school