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  • Volunteering in Providence Schools!

     

    Providence Schools welcomes and encourages the valuable contributions made by volunteers! The support and involvement of Providence families and community members is vital to our students’ success. Increasing volunteer opportunities and other types of school-based engagement and clarifying the volunteer engagement process will encourage more individuals to become involved with the District.

    Click here to view the PPSD Volunteer Policy - English | Spanish

     


     

    Two-step process to become a volunteer

     

    Step 1: Application and BCI 

    • Volunteer applications are available at:
      • FACE Office, 379 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903, first floor.
      • Download Application here in English | Spanish

    • Obtain a state Bureau of Criminal Investigation check (also known as a BCI) at the RI Attorney General’s Office, 4 Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910 or by mail:
      • Hours are from 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday
      • You must provide a valid picture ID and $5 payable by credit or debit card. No cash accepted.
      • For more information, visit http://riag.ri.gov/BCI
      • To get a background check by mail from AG Office, you will need to mail the following:
        • A signed and notarized release form
        • A copy of a valid form of photo identification
        • Valid state issued driver’s license
        • Valid state issued identification card
        • Valid United States passport
        • Check or money order for $5.00, payable to “BCI.” Credit cards and cash not accepted by mail.
        • Self-addressed, stamped return envelope. Include this inside the envelope sent to our office, for your request to be sent back
        • Mail all documents above to the following address:
          Rhode Island Office of The Attorney General
          4 Howard Ave
          Cranston RI 02920
        • Please allow seven business days for return
    • Submit your completed volunteer application with a copy of your valid picture ID (front and back) with the original BCI to the school or the FACE Office, 379 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903, first floor.

    Step 2: Orientation

     

    REMINDERS:

    1. VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION IS REQUIRED FOR FIRST TIME VOLUNTEERS
    2. A  BCI & COPY OF PHOTO ID ARE REQUIRED ANNUALLY
    3. ANY CHANGES IN VOLUNTEER CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE VOLUNTEER OFFICE BY COMPLETING A NEW VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM.
    4. VOLUNTEER RECRUITING / ORIENTATION CAN BE HOSTED IN SCHOOLS BY REQUEST WITH A MINIMUM OF 5 ATTENDEES. SCHOOLS MUST CONTACT CRO@PPSD.ORG OR CALL 401-456-9239

    QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 401-456-9239  

     

  • Volunteers may do either the self-led or in-person orientation session.

    Self-led Volunteer Orientation

    In-person orientations can be accommodated as needed by contacting us at cro@ppsd.org, or 401-456-9239.