Volunteer in a Wilton School
In September 2018, we instituted a new procedure for volunteers working independently with students. This procedure was put in place to improve and expand upon screening protocols for volunteers in our school buildings. All school volunteers are classified into two groups: adults who spend time with students while in the presence of Wilton Public Schools staff and adults who spend time with students while not in the presence of Wilton Public Schools staff. More specifics about these two groups are outlined below.
Group One Volunteers:
Group Two Volunteers:
Anyone who would like to be a group two volunteer will be required to submit to a background check through the Secure Volunteer portal of the Background Investigation Bureau every three years. If you were last screened in the fall of 2019 or before that, you will need to screen again if you plan to volunteer this fall. If you submitted to a screening last year and were approved as a volunteer, you do not need to register again this year. This confidential screening will be conducted after an interested volunteer submits his or her consent to this check, which includes searches of: county court databases, criminal record databases, security watch lists, and sex offender registries covering all 50 states.
To submit to a background check, you should enter the Secure Volunteer portal through this page using the APPLY NOW BUTTON. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR BIB SCREENING UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED AS A GROUP TWO VOLUNTEER by your child’s school.
Here is how that approval works:
As the school year begins and you plan your involvement in your child’s classroom, it is important to remember our volunteer protocols. If you commit to a responsibility that falls under the group two volunteer category (i.e. chaperoning, volunteering to work with students without other staff members present), you must submit to a background check or use your background check approval if it has not been more than three years since your last BIB screening.
We believe these procedures, in addition to the security measures currently in place, help keep our schools safe for your children. Thank you in advance for your support.
If you have questions regarding our volunteer protocols, do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203)762-3381.