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Volunteer Program

Welcome to the 2022-23
Gorham Schools Volunteer Webpage!
 
 
 
 
 
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Please read through this process BEFORE you fill out the registration forms.
 
The process for becoming a volunteer for the Gorham School Department is as follows:
                                
1.  Registration: Registration must be completed each school year for each child. The registration forms for all Gorham schools are located by scrolling down on this page. 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.  If you are a parent to a kindergarten student please do not register until you know the name of your child's teacher. An email contact is appreciated.  Only denied candidates are notified. Please do not wait until the last 2 months of school to register as we can not guarantee that it will be processed.  
                                
2.  Volunteer orientation: All volunteers must complete a volunteer orientation before being allowed to volunteer in the schools. For the convenience and safety of our volunteers, we no longer hold in person orientations. You will receive an email with access to the orientation after you have registered to volunteer. The online volunteer orientation should only take 10 minutes and must be completed prior to your volunteering in the school district. You must take this volunteer orientation each school year even if you have taken one in the past. 
 
Please email me with any questions: [email protected]
 
 
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COVID 19 INFORMATION:
 
 All volunteers entering the Gorham schools will follow the same policies as staff and students.
 
 
Know the symptoms which can include the following:
 
Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
 
PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK.
 
We will be following CDC rules for what to do if there is an exposure or a positive test result for COVID 19.  You can find those protocols by CLICKING HERE.
 
CDC operating procedures do change so please contact your school nurse if you have any questions or for up to date information. 
 
Gorham High School Nurse - Carlye Homan - 222-1105
Gorham Middle School Nurse - Alicia Murray - 222-1224
Village School Nurse - Carrie Chasse - 222-1336
Narragansett School Nurse -  Collette Andreasen - 222-1260
Great Falls School Nurse - Melissa Tringalli - 222-1062
 
 
 
 
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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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are a few of the many volunteer opportunities that Gorham Schools has to offer!  
Please check in with each school as they do vary and scroll down to the bottom of this page for a list of current volunteer opportunities. 

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.
 
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~~ A Message for Senior Parents ~~ 
 
If you would like to chaperone the project graduation event please know that you must be a registered and approved volunteer for Gorham Schools.  This does not include being a member of a boosters club.
Please make sure to fill out a volunteer form and complete the online volunteer orientation. 
 
Thank you, we are looking forward to a wonderful, fun event for all seniors!!

 

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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, Ph.D.

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

email:  [email protected]



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