Making the decision to volunteer your time and talents to support the students of the Methacton School District is a very honorable one… and a decision with which we hope you will be pleased.As of January 2023, volunteers now have two classifications: Position Volunteer or Guest Volunteer. Review the types of activities for which you wish to volunteer below to determine the required clearances necessary for those activities.
Position Volunteers: A volunteer in this category may or will reasonably have direct contact with a student(s) while performing his/her volunteer service without direct supervision by a school district employee. Direct contact time may include, but is not limited to:Volunteer OrganizationsHome and School membersBooster Club membersTheatre CompanyPost Prom – Actual eventChaperones*DancesField TripsFun DayField DayOutdoor EdService ProjectsBuilding helpers*Recess MonitorCafeteria HelperClassroom Helper (class and parties)Library HelperOffice HelperKindergarten Kid WritingReading and Mathematics TutorsWatch Dog DadsMentors/Coaches*Volunteer CoachMentor for IncubatorEDU*Positions defined as having direct student contact that need to be counted for TB eligible hours. If you are filling any position marked with an asterisk(*) for ten (10) or more hours per week, you will need to obtain and submit a TB test to the district prior to resuming volunteer activities.
Guest Volunteers: A volunteer in this category is in the range of volunteers who may perform a role with little to no contact with students, indirect contact with students, direct contact with students up to roles with or in close proximity to a school district employee while performing his/her volunteer service and there is NO time when the volunteer is alone with a student or in a secluded, isolated or remote area with a student without a school district employee being present. Guest volunteers include, but are not limited to:Activity HelpersIce Cream SocialBingo NightFundraisersPost Prom/Theatre production – Set up/Building sets/PitBook Fair/Holiday ShoppesSort donations and pack bags for Backpack ProgramPresenters and GuestsCareer DayAssembly (presenters or guests)Guest ReadersGuest lecturer for IncubatorConcession Stand
Raptor Volunteer Application
Raptor Volunteer Management is a new tool Methacton School District is using to collect volunteer information and help automate the volunteering process.
All volunteers (position and guest) are required to submit an application through our new Raptor Volunteer Management system. Once your application is approved, you will receive access to the Volunteer Portal to manage your volunteer account. Please note: All returning volunteers with current clearances (expiration in July 2023 and beyond) have been pre-approved and added to the system.
If applying to serve as POSITION VOLUNTEER, please have all of your clearances ready to upload prior to beginning the application process. You will NOT be able to save your progress.
What to Expect After Submitting Volunteer Application
How to sign in to Volunteer Portal (New and Returning Volunteers)