Volunteer Information

People Assisting Local Schools (PALS)

PALS in PCSSD are volunteers who provide supportive and supplemental services under the direction and supervision of a teacher or staff member within/for a school. By volunteering in our schools you are making a difference in the lives of our students, providing needed support to teachers and staff, and helping with the many activities and events during the school year.

The teachers, students and staff at Oak Grove Elementary School achieve many accomplishments throughout any given school year. Many of these accomplishments would be impossible without the dedication of the volunteers who sacrifice their valuable time and efforts in support of PCSSD. We constantly strive to develop and maintain a culture that promotes volunteerism within our district and campuses. 

Volunteers help our classroom teachers by allowing them to focus on what is most important, TEACHING!

Oak Grove Elementary Volunteer Coordinator:
Dawn Joseph, Teacher Librarian
djoseph@pcssd.org

How do I sign up to volunteer?

Anyone who wishes to volunteer at a PCSSD school must complete a volunteer application prior to any assignment. This includes a background check conducted online at no cost to the volunteer. PCSSD partnered with Background Investigation Bureau to provide secure backgrounds checks for all volunteers. When completing application online, please make sure that your information is accurate and current.

Once your background check is complete we will review and notify you by email when you have been approved. You will also receive a Secure Volunteer ID card by mail. The background check is done once every three years and your card will have the expiration date on it to remind you.

Volunteer Hours

Volunteers should submit their hours for each day of service for a school. Volunteers hours are accumulated at each school (by the Volunteer Coordinator) and celebrated at the end of the school year. The end-of-year volunteer recognition honors those who have contributed 50 or more hours during the school year.