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Get Involved » Volunteer


Annual background checks are required for all volunteers in the Forest Grove School District. This includes, but is not limited to, classroom volunteers and field trip chaperones.

The volunteer background checks are part of our efforts to keep schools safe for students, staff and visitors. We encourage all prospective volunteers to go to the link below to fill out the criminal background verification form online. There is no cost to the volunteer, and all information provided remains confidential. Individuals will not be permitted to volunteer until their background check has been approved.

The conviction of a crime does not automatically disqualify a person from volunteering in a school. Each situation is considered individually.

We appreciate all of our dedicated volunteers in the Forest Grove School District. Together, we can create a safe environment where students learn and thrive!

Please click here to submit a background check application.
Who to Contact
Julie VanBemmel
Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteers are an essential part of Tom McCall Upper Elementary School. If you would like to volunteer, or would like to learn more about the volunteer opportunities at Tom McCall, please call our volunteer coordinator!