For all volunteer positions, please read the following prior to the volunteer position starting. If the volunteer is under 18 years of age, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.
Statement of Limited Liability:
Richmond Public Schools shall not be responsible for any and all personal injury and/or property damage that occurs to any and all volunteers while on and/or traveling to and/or from RPS property pursuant to this Agreement.
By completing this application, the volunteer agrees that they will comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the confidentiality of student records and information, including but not limited to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Va. Code §22.1-287, for any and all student records and information that it receives from RPS. Additionally, the volunteer agrees that they will comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the confidentiality of student health records and information, including but not limited to the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Va. Code §32.1127.1:03, for any and all student health records and information that they receive from RPS.
Consent and Release:
I hereby authorize RPS, its affiliates, or those acting with permission, to use, reproduce, and distribute my name, voice, likeness, photograph and/or any other representation of me in connection with printed materials. or other media it distributes, displays, transmits, or exhibits. I understand that RPS will not pay the volunteer or anyone acting on the volunteer's behalf for appearing in print, on film, live broadcast or taped broadcast.
Criminal Records Check:
By completing this application, I acknowledge that a national criminal records check through Sterling Volunteers may be conducted upon submission of this application for certain volunteer positions and I hereby consent to such a check. Volunteers must submit to a national criminal records check every two (2) years.
I also acknowledge that I will have to pay for the cost of the background check if one must be run, which is $24.80 (payable on the Sterling Volunteers site). Upon the submission of this application, you will receive an email from Sterling Volunteers (TheAdvocates@sterlingvolunteers.com) with the subject line "Invitation from HOGR-RPS." You must open this email and follow the instructions in order to complete this process. Results will be provided to the contact person at the school/department with which you wish to volunteer. Please consult the background check information sheet
for more information.