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How to Volunteer

Lend a helping hand!

Bainbridge Island School District is fortunate to have an active and dedicated group of volunteers who help out in our classrooms, on field trips and with various activities and sports. 

Before volunteering in any capacity, volunteers must first be cleared. This process can take up to two weeks, so please plan ahead. During especially busy months (historically, September, October and May receive high volumes of applications), it may even take longer to process your application.  

Renewing your volunteer status? You need to complete the same steps below. 

Please complete the following steps to become an active volunteer:

  1. Read: The Volunteer Orientation Training & Handbook
  2. Review Lockdown/Active Shooter Training (with audio presentation) or Lockdown/Active Shooter Training Slides 
  3. Complete the online application. Please do NOT use the web browser Firefox when completing the online application as it isn't always compatible with Google Forms. 
  4. Upload a photo of your valid state ID to the online volunteer application. We are unable to process passports or IDs not issued by a US state. 
  5. If you are volunteering as a driver or an overnight chaperone, please be sure and complete the additional required sections in the application. 
  6. Certain volunteer positions require fingerprinting
  • Overnight Chaperones 
  • Volunteer Coaches -- please contact BISD Athletic Director Luke Ande for an additional application as well.


Bainbridge Island Police Department will "take" fingerprints Monday - Friday and appointments are required. Please call 206-842-5211 to schedule an appointment and inquire about the current fee. Checks need to be made out to the City of Bainbridge Island. An additional 3% fee will be applied if the person pays by credit card. The prints are transmitted electronically to OSPI for processing.  

Once the above steps are completed, the BISD Human Resources Department will do a background check and process your application. Once cleared, volunteer terms are valid for two years. Please plan ahead! It can take up to two-three weeks for volunteer applications to be approved. 

Wondering if your volunteer term is active? Contact the office manager at your student's school. 

Questions about the volunteer approval process? Please email

Thank you for making a positive impact on the lives of our students!