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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!

Please check back for updates on the Gorham School Volunteer Program....thank you!


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!!!

To our amazing school volunteers

You are invited to…..

A special breakfast to honor



The Gorham School Volunteer Program would like to say

‘thank you’ for all of the time and effort that

YOU give to our schools!

Please join us for a breakfast in your honor on

Friday, May 30th at 8:45 am in the

Gorham Middle School cafeteria.


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

Gorham School Volunteer Program
“Completely Paperless” Registration

Welcome back!!!  I am Heidi McGouldrick, Gorham Schools District Volunteer Coordinator.   There is a new policy in place for volunteers this year to help ensure the safety of our children.   Please continue to support our children by volunteering in the schools this year.  Your help is always needed and appreciated.

There are many ways that you can assist in this program:  (examples) chaperoning field trips, baking for events, helping with flu clinics, vision and hearing, working with students in the classroom, helping out with career days, photocopying, tutoring, and chaperoning dances.  These are a few ways that you can help!

Registration will take place on the website.  The volunteer registration, confidentiality, and background forms are online at our website.  The paperwork will not be sent home this year.  There will be forms available in the office of each school.  However, we do ask that you make every attempt to complete the information online.  Thank you!

Process for becoming a volunteer for the 2013-2014 school year:

1.      Complete the volunteer registration form, volunteer agreement, and background information at, located under the “Volunteer” heading.
2.      If you have not attended a volunteer orientation in the past please note the following dates.  This is about a 30 minute orientation that every new volunteer must attend once before they begin their volunteer time in the Gorham schools.

The volunteer orientation dates will be held on the following days:

Village School - Monday, September 9th at 9:00 am
Great Falls School – Wednesday, September 11th at 9:00 am
Narragansett School – Tuesday, September 10th at 9:00 am

If you are unable to attend one of the day options listed above I will be offering two evening volunteer orientations on the following dates:

Gorham Middle School – Tuesday, October 8th at 6:30 pm in the library
Gorham Middle school – Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 pm in the library

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

Heidi McGouldrick
District Volunteer Coordinator
Gorham Schools

Gorham School Volunteer Registration Forms

High School- Link to Live form

Middle School- Link to Live form

Narragansett- Link to Live form

Great Falls- Link to Live form

Important: You must complete a registration form for each child you have at each School. For your first child, complete the entire form (3 sections). For subsequent children, you only need to provide your name (first and last) and your child's name and teacher.

Last Modified: Jun 25, 2014
The Gorham schools are committed to the belief that all of our students will find success in school