Students learn best in safe, secure, and stable environments. All adult volunteers in the District are required to complete a background check through Sterling Volunteers. For a listing of common questions and answers, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
All volunteers must complete a background check every third year (Procedure 5630P Volunteers). A reminder email will be sent one month prior to the expiration date.
By participating as a volunteer you will be subject to adhering to Policy 5253 and Procedure 5253P.
Questions about your volunteer application status? Please email [email protected]  or call 425-456-4154.

Parents & Legal Guardians
School day support

Parents and Legal (court appointed) Guardians choose this form for classroom support, general school support, and school DAY field trips. Also connect with your child’s/children’s teacher or school office.

Important: Please use the same email address you use for BSD school correspondence when submitting your volunteer application.

Parent or Legal Guardian Volunteer

Community Members
School day support

If you are a non-parent relative, caregiver, family friend, or community member who wants to volunteer to serve in a BSD school or are interested in volunteering at the Family Resource Center, we welcome your time and talents. Service opportunities include but are not limited to; chaperoning school day field trips, supporting classroom events, tutoring students at school during the school day or volunteering at the Family Resource Center.

Community Member Volunteer

Athletics, Activities, & Internship Mentors

ANY volunteer (parent or nonparent) interested in serving BSD students outside normal school day hours as an assistant coach, assist an advisor with an afterschool club, chaperone Overnight/Out of state field trips, serve as guest clinicians, assist or provide before and after school activities, including vendors that are managed through PTSA.

Important: Parents and legal guardians, please use the same email address you use for BSD school correspondence when submitting your volunteer application.

Athletics and Activities Volunteer

Policy 5253 – Maintaining Professional Boundaries

Policy 5253
Procedure 5253P

This procedure provides guidelines for staff and volunteers for establishing and maintaining professional boundaries with students and parents. This procedure is written from the perspective of protecting students from any unprofessional conduct by employees and defines an inappropriate boundary invasion (where interactions between employees and students are without educational purpose and results in the abuse of the employee/student relationship). In addition, it provides a list of examples of unacceptable conduct that could result in discipline, criminal charges and a possible report to the Office of Professional Practice. A list of conduct under the heading of “Appearance of Impropriety” is also included. Neither list is an exhaustive list. Two key points are that employees are required to report incidents of unacceptable or suspected unacceptable conduct to the principal or supervisor of the employee in question and volunteers are subject to this policy.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.