Update: Volunteer Online Application

A Message from the Department of Human Resources

Dear Families and Community Members,

Thank you to the nearly 2,000 people who have completed and been approved to volunteer in our schools!  We appreciate your help in transitioning from paper to our online application system.

We hope this email will provide you with the information and supports you need to complete the volunteer application. Whether you are volunteering weekly in a classroom or as a chaperone on a field trip, all volunteers must complete the online application.

Here are the steps to help you apply:

  1. Log into the web-based application here.
  2. Click “Register” and provide email and password information to create your profile.  For those applicants who have applied to work with Bellingham Public Schools, you must use the same email and password used when applying for the job.  If you don’t know or remember your password, you can prompt the system to send that information to you by visiting the job application portal here.
  3. The Profile consists of three separate categories including: personal info, contact info and the disclosure form.
  4. Upon completion of above, the system will prompt you to a checklist with three items: volunteer policy information, volunteer information 2016-17, and my uploads. Open each section, read/fill-in the information requested, and save at the bottom of the page before proceeding to the next section.
  5. There are several ways to upload your photo identification. You can take a picture of your ID with a smartphone, then either upload it directly into the system from your phone or send the photo to yourself, save to hard drive and then upload. You may also scan your photo ID, save and then upload to system, or you may take your photo ID to your school office, and they can scan it and send to Central Services to upload.

For those who would like assistance or require computer access, we have computers available during regular business hours at the district office at 1306 Dupont St. For online support, contact us here BPS.volunteers@bellinghamschools.org

Thank you all for taking the time to complete the application and help us create safe schools for our students. Your time and support of Bellingham Public Schools is appreciated.